Bournemouth manager Scott Parker meets his old club for the first time since his dismissal as Middlesbrough travel to the Vitality Stadium this Friday.
Parker’s side sit second in the Championship, ten points behind Fulham, and needing all three points to solidify their position, especially after their 0 - 0 draw against Sheffield United last time out.
Middlesbrough find themselves eighth with only five points separating them from third place Nottingham Forest. But the two losses in their last five mean The Boro need the three points.
Both teams are likely to score in this clash. The Cherries have conceded in four of their last fives games and Middlesbrough have been on the scoresheet in ten of their last 11 games in the league.
However, Bournemouth have a good record against Middlesbrough in more recent times, winning three of the last five encounters.