Brimming with confidence: Bournemouth are enjoying an eight-game unbeaten run and are a point clear at the top of the Championship.
Open: There has been only one goalless game in the last 20 meetings between the two sides, dating back to 1993.
Up the table: With five games remaining, the Seagulls are nine-points clear of the bottom three and tthe lead could be extended to 12 points if Albion win and other results go in their favour.
R epetition: Albion will be aiming to secure a home victory over another promotion-chasing side, after Derby and Ipswich were both beaten at the Amex.
Neck-and-neck: The Seagulls have secured 36 victories compared to 38 wins for the Cherries in the overall head-to-head record.
Elphick: Boyhood Seagull Tommy Elphick is expected to captain the Cherries on his return to the Amex.
M ore goals needed: The last time Albion failed to score in consecutive games was in February, when they recorded two 0-0 draws against Cardiff City and Sheffield Wednesday respectively.
O nce upon a time: The two sides first met in 1923 when Bournemouth sealed a 1-0 victory. A week later, Albion stormed to a 5-0 victory over their south-coast rivals.
U tilising the attack: Callum Wilson has notched up 20 goals in all competitions for Bournemouth since his summer arrival from Coventry City.
Three stalemates: Three of the previous six encounters have ended in 1-1 draws, with two wins for Bournemouth one victory for Albion.
Hughton: It will be the Albion manager’s first-ever meeting with the Cherries during his six-year managerial career.
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