Huddersfield Town vs AFC Bournemouth preview: How to watch, kick-off time, team news, predicted lineups and ones to watch
Junior Stanislas scores for AFC Bournemouth in their previous meeting against Huddersfield Town, where the Cherries ran out 5-0 winners at the Vitality Stadium | Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images

Huddersfield Town and AFC Bournemouth are set to face off in the Championship on Tuesday night, as Bournemouth seek to maintain the form that has put them back in the play-off places.

The Cherries leapfrogged Reading into sixth place after defeating Coventry City 4-1 at the weekend, which was also their fourth consecutive win. Manager Jonathan Woodgate will hope that they can keep that momentum going for their remaining six matches.

Huddersfield on the other hand have won once in their last five games and sit in 19th position. Whilst they are eight points clear of the relegation zone, they will have to pick some points somewhere if they are to avoid being dragged into a battle for survival in this late stage of the season.

  • Team news

Huddersfield head coach Carlos Corberan may be able to welcome back Alex Vallejo to the squad who was absent from the past two games after suffering a head injury in the 1-1 draw with Brentford

Josh Koroma and Carel Eiting are slowly making their way back from hamstring and knee injuries respectively, after completing full training, but the pair won't be available to face Bournemouth.

Harry Toffolo is still a little further off in his recovery from a back problem, whilst Oumar Niasse, Danny Grant and Christopher Schindler remain on the treatment table for the Terriers.

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Woodgate has the benefit of no fresh injury concerns going into the match, and will also have a boost with the return of Junior Stanislas who had missed the last few matches due to a hamstring problem.

  • Predicted lineups

Huddersfield (3-5-2): Schofield - Edmonds-Green, Keogh, Sarr - Holmes, Bacuna, Hogg, O'Brien, Avila - Campbell, Sanogo.

Bournemouth (4-2-3-1): Begovic - A.Smith, Carters-Vickers, S.Cook, Kelly - Wilshere, Lerma - Brooks, Billing, Danjuma - Solanke. 

  • Form guide

Huddersfield have been finding victories rather scarce in 2021, having only secured three points in a possible two league games out of 18 since the start of January. Goals have also been hard to come by, with the Terriers only scoring four in their last nine outings. 

However, one win and five draws in their last seven has helped steady the ship somewhat. They will still need to be wary of being dragged into a relegation fight if they're not careful, as they sit eight points clear of Rotherham United in 22nd position, albeit having played three games more.

Since losing 3-2 to fellow promotion hopefuls Barnsley during the middle of March, Bournemouth have responded well to win their last four and put their play-off challenge back on track.

Reading's defeat to Watford last time out allowed the Dorset side to overtake the Royals by defeating Coventry, and the Cherries will be confident of keeping that position due to their game in hand.

  • Ones to watch

Fraizer Campbell may be the one to watch for Huddersfield. Although the Terriers have not provided much in the way of attacking threat in recent matches, Campbell has still scored seven times and provided three assists. 

Only Isaac Mbenza has contributed to more goals in the squad than him, with Campbell's experience playing at this level allowing him to still be a useful member of the team.

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Arnaut Danjuma Groeneveld will be the one to watch for Bournemouth. The Dutch winger has been in fine form of late, having netted six goals in his last six league appearances.

Overall this season he has notched 13 goals and seven assists in all competitions, proving himself to be a danger from almost anywhere in the opposition half. The Terriers will have to be wary of his threat if they are to take anything from Tuesday's encounter.

  • Previous meetings

The last meeting between these two sides came in the reverse fixture earlier this season back in December. Bournemouth ran out comfortable 5-0 winners on that day, with a brace from Dominic Solanke plus efforts from David Brooks, Junior Stanislas and Sam Surridge rounding out the scoring.

In the overall head-to-head record, Huddersfield just edge out the Cherries with 19 wins compared to their 17. There have also been 18 occasions where the points have been shared.

  • How to watch

The game has not been selected for TV coverage in the UK, but an iFollow pass can be purchased for £10 via either club's website to stream the game live.

Kick-off is scheduled for 17:30 BST.

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