It's been a torrid couple of weeks for Sheffield Wednesday, now 10 points adrift of safety, sitting on -4 at the foot of The Championship, a shift in fortune must be imminent if they are going to survive relegation to League 1.
A 1-0 defeat to Wycombe Wanderers on Saturday which handed them their ever first win at Championship level in their history summed up the dire situation Garry Monk finds his side in. Much of the fanbase now feels it's a matter of time before Monk is given his marching orders with just six wins in the last 32 games spanning back over last campaign's dreadful run.
Yet, the Wednesday chief remains defiant that he is the right man to turn it around and he firmly believes his squad has what it takes to claw back the points deficit. But, time is running spare for sure.
In stark contrast, Bournemouth find themselves sat third and still unbeaten with four victories and five stalemates.
They'll be intending to return to winning ways however after a draw with struggling Derby County, a point they rescued courtesy of an 81st minute from Athletic Madrid loanee Rodrigo Riquelme, his first professional goal.
This is a fixture The Cherries should win if they are to keep tabs on league leaders Reading, presently five points ahead.
Izzy Brown could be back in the starting line-up after recovering from his knee injury, he got 30 minutes under his belt in the defeat at Adams Park on Saturday.
Tom Lees is also eligible after serving his one-game suspension, though Joost Van Aken has to sit this one out. Massimo Luongo remains a doubt (Knee), as does Aden Flint (Hamstring) an injury he suffered against Rotherham United.
Jason Tindall has had a habit of rotating his squad to cope with the busy Championship fixture schedule.
Riquelme is set to start after impressing late on against Derby, he may be joined by David Brooks who had to settle for a second-half substitute role against The Rams.
Top scorer Arnuat Danjuma could make a return to the 18-man-squad after he watched from the sidelines at the weekend.
Wildsmith; Iorfa, Lees, Borner; Odubajo, Pelupessy, Bannan, Brown, Harris; Windass, Paterson
Begovic; Mepham, Cook, Rico Salguero; Brooks, Billing, Cook; Smith; Riquelme, Solanke, Groeneveld
Four defeats on the hop for Garry Monk has left his job in a precarious position. Not since the 2012/13 campaign, their first back in The Championship, have Wednesday had this poor a start. Not since the same season have they lost five in a row, something they will be desperate to swerve here.
Tindall's outfit have been consistent so far this campaign and remain the only side in the top four tiers of English football. Preferably though, the south-coast side will want to turn some of their draws into wins. While so far they have been points gained late on against Watford and Derby, it's so often the draws that kill your promotion hopes of the course of a season.
Ones to watch
He's been a huge miss for The Owls going forward which has stuck out like a sore thumb against Luton Town, Rotherham and the first hour he was sat on the bench against Wycombe where chances were seldom and no goals were scored. Wednesday certainly looked more of a threat when he was introduced on Saturday, when he took some of the load off Barry Bannan's shoulders in the engine room. Brown has been vocal on twitter about getting behind the team despite bad results, the pressure is on for him to back up his claims that he and his team-mates can drag Wednesday out of the mire.
The 23-year-old is no stranger to a star performance at Hillsborough, Wednesdayites are all to aware of the Wales international from his spell at city rivals Sheffield United and his performance in the 2017 Steel City derby at S6 when The Blades won 4-2. Brooks received man of the match on that occasion. For sure he has Premier League quality and it is somewhat a surprise that he didn't remain in the top-flight when Bournemouth suffered relegation last term. Back from an injury he picked up on international duty, he is raring to go. Dom Iorfa and co. can't take their eye off him if they are to keep a clean sheet.
You have to go all the way back to April 2015 for the last time these sides clashed and it was a cracker, a 2-2 draw on the South Coast in baking hot conditions. Wednesday took the lead five minutes before half-time courtesy of a diving header from Kieran Lee.
The Champions to be fought back in the second-half and found themselves 2-1 up in the 84th minute with goals from Yann Kermogant and an excellent Matt Ritchie free-kick, despite being down to 10 men when Simon Franics was given his marching orders on 79'.
There was to be late drama however and a Chris Maguire penalty on 90 minutes tied the scoreline. Extended highlights can be found below.
How to watch
The game kicks off at 7PM BST on Tuesday evening and IFollow match passes can be purchased from each club's respective websites.