Ahead of Nottingham Forest's clash with Bournemouth on Tuesday night, we take a closer look at the men from the south coast and the stats involving the two clubs...
With thanks to Trevor Simmons (@tvtrevstats) for his help compiling the stats and facts.
Stadium: Vitality Stadium (capacity 11,364)
Manager: Jason Tindall (since August 2020)
Nickname: The Cherries
28th October - Bristol City (H) - Won 1-0
31st October - Derby (H) - Drew 1-1
3rd November - Sheffield Wednesday (A) - Lost 1-0
7th November - Birmingham (A) - Won 3-1
21st November - Reading (H) - Won 4-2
Bournemouth fact zone
Bournemouth have won their last two Championship games, scoring seven goals but had won just one of six prior to that
They have suffered the fewest defeats in the Championship this season, their only loss coming at Sheffield Wednesday.
They have lost just one of their last 25 Championship games, stretching back to their promotion-winning season in 2014-15
The Cherries have scored 19 league goals this season – only Blackburn (22) have scored more in the division and they have scored eight of those from outside the box
They are unbeaten in seven home games in all competitions this season, winning five
Josh King missed the game against Reading due to a positive Covid-19 test but he had not scored in five appearances this season
Arnaut Danjuma has scored five goals in 11 league appearances this season, this after failing to score in his first 15 games for the club
Dominic Solanke scored twice against Reading, his first goals in six games, and he has scored eight in 59 games for Bournemouth
5 – Arnaut Danjuma (4 league, 1 League Cup)
4 – Dominic Solanke (4 league)
2 – David Brooks (2 league), Dan Gosling (2 league), Jefferson Lerma (2 league)
1 – Lewis Cook (1 league), Chris Mepham (1 league), Rodrigo Riquelme (1 league), Jack Stacey (1 league), Sam Surridge (1 League Cup)
The two sides last met during the 2014-15 season in the Championship and Forest came from behind to win 2-1 in both meetings
Bournemouth have won four of last the six meetings at home to Forest, including three of last the last four
There are plenty of links between the two clubs...
Harry Arter, Lewis Grabban and Lyle Taylor are two of a number of players to have represented both clubs over past 20 years.
Grabban joined Bournemouth for the first time in July 2012, when Paul Groves paid Rotherham £300,000 for his services. H scored 35 goals in 93 games during his first spell, including 22 Championship goals in 2013-14. After that impressive scoring season, he joined Norwich for £3million. Just 19 months later, having scored 13 goals in 44 games for The Canaries, he re-joined Bournemouth for £7million. While a Premier League side, his second spell with The Cherries was not as impressive, scoring just one goal in 22 games. He left to join Aitor Karanka’s Forest side for £6million in July 2018 and has scored 37 goals in 94 games for The Reds.
Other players to play for both clubs include Ryan Bertrand, Lee Camp, Adam Federici, Carl Fletcher, Simon Gillett, Stephen Henderson, James Henry, David McGoldrick, Matt Mills, Lyle Taylor, Lee Tomlin and Elliott Ward
A night to remember...
Bournemouth 1-2 Nottingham Forest (Wilson 58'; Assombalonga 67', Fryatt 72')
Goldsands Stadium - Championship - Tuesday 19th August 2014 - 7.45pm kick-off
Forest: Darlow, Lichaj, Mancienne, Fox (Hunt 45'), Hobbs, Burke, Cohen, Antonio (Osborn 45'), Reid (McLaughlin 90'), Fryatt, Assombalonga
Forest went top of the Championship table after this win, their third game of the 2014-15 season under the management of Stuart Pearce.