AFC Bournemouth vs Barnsley preview: How to watch, kick-off time, team news, predicted lineups and ones to watch 
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AFC Bournemouth are looking to remain undefeated in March when they face promotion rivals, Barnsley, at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday afternoon. 

The Cherries are two points behind the Tykes, with the winner of this game finishing they day in the play-off positions. 

Most recently, Bournemouth travelled to Preston North End where the points were evenly shared between the two sides. 

Halfway through the first half, Dominic Solanke set up Arnaut Danjuma who bagged his eighth goal of his Championship campaign with an emphatic finish. 

Daniel Johnson capitalised on a poor Steve Cook clearance, in the 70th minute, to steer the ball nicely into the bottom corner past Asmir Begović to get the hosts back on level terms. 

On Wednesday night, Barnsley were held to a 0-0 draw when they hosted Derby County.

Team news

AFC Bournemouth 

David Brooks remains out with an ankle injury. 

With an ACL injury, Steve Cook has been ruled out for the rest of the season. 

Barnsley

Also suffering with a ACL injury, Ben Williams is out for at least another two months. 

Liam Kitching is out as he has a groin injury. 

Predicted lineups

AFC Bournemouth:

Begovic; Smith, Carter-Vickers, Cook, Kelly; Billing, Lerma, Pearson; Danjuma, Solanke, Stanislas. 

Barnsley:

Collins; Sollbauer, Helik, Anderson; Brittain, Palmer, Mowatt, Styles; Woodrow, Dike, Morris.

Ones to watch

AFC Bournemouth - Junior Stanislas

The attacker is the Cherries' second top goalscorer in the Championship. At 31 years of age, Stanislas has 10 goals to his name along with three assists. One of Bournemouth's biggest attacking threats this season. 

Barnsley - Alex Mowatt

The attacking midfielder has been key to Barnsley's excellent season and has scored six goals in the league so far this season with a further six assists to his name.

Previous meeting

Barnsley 0-4 AFC Bournemouth (04/12/2020)

Where to watch

UK residents will be able to watch the game live on the respective club's iFollow page on Saturday, 13th March with the game kicking off at 15:00 PM.

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