League One

January 12, 2013


AFC Bournemouth

1 - 1

Swindon Town

League One

15:00 +00:00, January 12, 2013

Dean Court Ground, England

Referee: P Gibbs

Grabban a pick for Cherries?

Team Stat Comparison

AFC Bournemouth Swindon Town
Matches Played 46 46
Table Position 2 6
Points 83 74
Goal Difference 23 34
Goals for * 1.9 1.2
Goals against * 0.9 1.0
Last 5 D-W-W-W-W D-D-L-W-W
Last 5 home W-W-W-W-L D-W-W-D-D
Last 5 away D-W-W-W-W D-L-L-L-L
*  Goals per match - home matches for home club and away matches for away club
Stats: AFC Bournemouth | Swindon Town

Competition Stats

AFC Bournemouth Swindon Town
Goals Brett Pitman 19 Andrew Williams 11
Assists Marc Pugh 9 Matt Ritchie 9
Yellows Harry Arter 12 Alan McCormack 8
Reds Harry Arter 1 Aden Flint 1
Squads: AFC Bournemouth | Swindon Town

Bournemouth are likely to be without top scorer Lewis Grabban as they look to extend their unbeaten run to 18 games against Swindon.

The 24-year-old former Millwall striker, who has scored 10 goals already this season, has not trained all week due to illness and is extremely doubtful to line up against Paolo Di Canio's men - who are just three points above the Cherries.

And Eddie Howe will decide whether to stick with Matt Tubbs and Josh McQuoid up front after the pair started in the 1-1 draw with Wigan or recall Brett Pitman in place of either of the forwards while Wes Thomas could return to the squad.

Howe is also likely to recall David James to his starting line-up with Shwan Jalal getting the nod in the FA Cup draw, as he had in all the previous rounds.

Long-term absentees Shaun MacDonald, Darryl Flahavan and Stephen Purches remain sidelined along with Charlie Sheringham.

Swindon are set to be unchanged as the form team in Europe look for another victory.

Having won their last four matches by a combined score of 16-0, the Robins have a better record than the equivalent of any side in any major league across the continent.

And with new fresh injury or suspension worries Paolo Di Canio looks like he will name the same matchday squad.

Loanees Danny Hollands and Chris Martin extended their stays with the club from Charlton and Norwich respectively this week while Miles Storey is back in training but not ready to face Eddie Howe's side, now unbeaten in 17 matches.

Jay McEveley is edging closer to a return but this game comes too soon for the left-back while former Tottenham defender Troy Archibald-Henville will only face eight weeks on the sidelines following a knee operation.