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26 September 2014

Re-visit our last two meetings with Bournemouth and learn more about the Cherries with our match preview.

  • Tickets for the trip to Bournemouth are available to buy on the day.
  • Latics and Bournemouth meet for 41st time in all competitions.
  • McManaman to be assessed ahead of clash.
AFC Bournemouth vs. Wigan Athletic
Saturday 27 September 2014, kick off 3.00pm
Goldsands Stadium
Sky Bet Championship

Uwe Rosler’s side head down on the long trip to Bournemouth in search of their first victory since the 4-0 thumping of Birmingham City at the end of August, having narrowly lost on Tuesday against Ipswich Town.

Away from home Latics will be looking for their first victory of the season. A 0-0 draw against Huddersfield Town on the road last time was the side’s first away point of the 2014/15 campaign, and something Rosler and his players will be determined to build on.

One man whose involvement is undetermined is Callum McManaman, who will be assessed ahead of the game after picking up a knock in a collision with Christophe Berra on Tuesday night.

James McClean and Martyn Waghorn have been highly praised in the build-up to the game and will offer strong forward options in the squad.

Tickets for the game are still available to buy, and can be purchased on the day at the Goldsands Stadium ticket office. For price information please [click here].


AFC Bournemouth 1 Latics 0 – Saturday 17 August 2013

Eight days after their third trip to Wembley of 2013 in the Community Shield against Manchester United, Latics were on the road for the second consecutive game at the start of the Sky Bet Championship season, and were unfortunately on the losing end as Lewis Grabban scored the only goal in a 1-0 win for the Cherries.

It was packed with incidents, as Scott Carson saved a penalty and Callum McManaman was given a red card just three minutes after coming on as a sub.

Latics 3 AFC Bournemouth 0 – Saturday 11 January 2014

Latics cruised to their first home win of 2014, with Marc-Antoine Fortune opening the scoring after just five minutes, before Elliott Ward turned the ball into his own net in the second half, and then Jordi Gomez provided the wonderful goal you can watch above.

The highlights from the game are also available by [clicking here].


The Cherries sit in 15th, two places and one point above Latics, heading into the game off the back of a 3-0 thrashing of Cardiff City at the Cardiff City Stadium.

Their cup form has been tremendous, winning in all three rounds without conceding a goal, but Bournemouth’s last Championship victory came on August 16 when they edged past Brentford 1-0 at the Goldsands Stadium.

It was a confident start from Eddie Howe’s side, with that win over the Bees their second in a row at the beginning of the campaign after beating Huddersfield Town 4-0 away from home in the season opener.

Summer additions on the south coast have been impressive, including Junior Stanislas, Dan Gosling, Andrew Surman, Artur Boruc on loan from Southampton, and their Man to Watch Callum Wilson.


The 22-year-old arrived in the summer having impressed many suitors during the 2013/14 season with Coventry City, for whom he scored 21 League One goals in just 37 games.

Wilson’s bright spark and eye for goal make him one of the most dangerous frontmen in the Championship, and he made a blistering start with a brace on his debut against Huddersfield Town.

Since then Wilson has also netted against two of the front runners in the division in Nottingham Forest and Norwich City, but he hasn’t been on the score sheet in his last three appearances.

Last season Wilson finished joint third in the League One scoring charts, behind only Britt Assombalonga and Sam Baldock.

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