Match Previews

Match Preview | AFC Bournemouth (H)

The Hatters welcome league leaders AFC Bournemouth to Kenilworth Road on Saturday afternoon.


In front of the Sky Sports cameras, Town will return to Sky Bet Championship action for the first time in five weeks hoping to pick up where they left off after an unbeaten December.

The opposition:

Scott Parker’s Bournemouth are flying high at the top of the table, largely owed to the form of striker Dominic Solanke – who has 18 league goals this term.

The Cherries have won their last three matches including their FA Cup third round fixture after a slight blip in form, with hopes of bouncing back to the top flight this term.

Last time we met:

Bournemouth were narrow 2-1 victors back in September thanks to first-half goals from Phillip Billing and Solanke. Despite a spirited second half performance, the Hatters were unable to fight-back and were condemned to a third league loss of the season.

Highlights from the Vitality Stadium can be found via our YouTube channel below…

Follow the action:

Audio passes are still available on iFollow Hatters for Saturday's game with commentary brought to you by Simon Pitts.

Ref watch

Referee: Leigh Doughty

Assistant Referees: George Byrne and Steven Meredith

Fourth Official: David Rock

The referee on Saturday is Leigh Doughty, who recently managed the goalless draw against Huddersfield Town in October.

He has officiated 15 games in total this term, dishing out 63 yellow cards and two reds.

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