Bournemouth vs Brighton Preview

Bournemouth play host to Brighton & Hove Albion on Tuesday evening with the opportunity to move significantly away from the Premier League relegation zone.

At a time when the Cherries are one of the form teams in a congested survival battle, Brighton find themselves in sixth position in the standings.

There have been times this season where Bournemouth have either drastically under-performed or not got the rewards that otherwise encouraging displays have deserved.

However, Gary O'Neil's side appear to have turned a corner, collecting nine points from six matches with victories over Wolverhampton Wanderers, Liverpool and, most recently, Fulham.

Unlike in the former two wins where they prevailed 1-0, the Cherries had to come from behind versus the Cottagers, winning by a 2-1 scoreline courtesy of goals from Marcus Tavernier and Dominic Solanke.

As it stands, Bournemouth are potentially just a defeat away from falling back into the bottom three, yet every triumph from here onwards will move them closer to survival.

Bournemouth have lost just one of their most recent five games at their home ground - a 4-1 defeat to Manchester City - and they will believe that they can add another positive result versus their fellow South Coast outfit.

Bournemouth possible starting lineup:

Neto; Smith, Stephens, Senesi, Kelly; Ouattara, Rothwell, Lerma, Anthony; Billing; Solanke

Brighton & Hove Albion possible starting lineup:

Steele; Veltman, Dunk, Webster, Estupinan; Gross, Caicedo; March, Mac Allister, Mitoma; Ferguson