Wycombe vs Bournemouth preview: How to watch, kick-off time, team news, predicted lineups and ones to watch
Junior Stanislas celebrates scoring what would turn out to be the winning goal in AFC Bournemouth's 1-0 home victory over Wycombe back in December | Photo by Robin Jones - AFC Bournemouth/AFC Bournemouth via Getty Images

Wycombe Wanderers will host AFC Bournemouth on Saturday in the Championship, with the Chairboys' hopes of survival all but gone.

Gareth Ainsworth's side are not officially relegated back to League One just yet, but they are required to win both their remaining games, hope Derby County lose both of theirs, and overturn a goal difference deficit of 13.

Meanwhile, Bournemouth have already secured their place in the play-offs, so will be hoping to bounce back from defeat to Brentford last weekend to go into those matches in good form.

  • Team news

On-loan defender Josh Knight will be available for Wycombe, as his suspension following the red card he picked up in the 3-1 defeat to Luton Town is now finished.

Dominic Gape, Scott Kashket and Nnamdi Ofoborh remain injured, with Ofoborh unable to face his parent club anyway.

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Bournemouth manager Jonathan Woodgate will have the benefit of Shane Long returning to the squad. The striker comes back into contention, having missed several games after picking up an adductor injury in the victory over Middlesbrough in early April.

Defender Lloyd Kelly remains on the sidelines with an ankle problem.

  • Predicted lineups

Wycombe (3-4-1-2): Stockdale - Grimmer, Stewart, Jacobson - McCarthy, Adeniran, Thompson, Onyedinma - McCleary - Muskwe, Ikpeazu.

Bournemouth (4-2-3-1): Begovic - A.Smith, Carter-Vickers, S.Cook, Rico - Wilshere, Lerma - Stanislas, Billing, Danjuma - Solanke. 

  • Form guide

Wycombe had been showing signs of potentially fighting for survival in the late stage of the season, having won four and drawn two of their last nine matches. However, a 2-1 defeat to Cardiff City last time out has effectively put an end to those very faint chances, meaning they will require a miracle to stay up.

Bournemouth had been on an impressive run of seven straight wins until falling to a 1-0 defeat to 10-man Brentford last weekend. That blinding sequence confirmed the Cherries' position in the play-offs, and they will expect to return with a three point haul from Adams Park so any momentum isn't lost.

  • Ones to watch

Uche Ikpeazu may be the one to watch for Wycombe. Although his side have shared the goals around the squad he is still joint top scorer, along with Joe Jacobson, on five strikes.

He is a physical presence who has adjusted quite strongly to his first season playing in the Championship, and he'll be a threat the Bournemouth defence need to be wary of.

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Arnaut Danjuma will remain the one to watch for Bournemouth. The winger has impressed immensely this season, firing on all cylinders to contribute 15 goals and eight assists in all competitions. 

Only Dominic Solanke can match him for that this campaign, and Danjuma had netted five in five matches before the Brentford loss. His dynamism along the flanks will undoubtedly cause Wycombe a lot of problems.

  • Previous meetings

The last time these two sides met was in the reverse fixture earlier this season back in December, where Bournemouth won 1-0 at the Vitality Stadium. In a close encounter a Junior Stanislas tapped home a cross from David Brooks to secure the three points, just minutes after Alex Pattison had been sent off for the Chairboys.

The Cherries also have the upper hand in the overall head-to-head record, having won 14 times compared to Wycombe's six. There have also been six 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 15:00 BST.

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