Bournemouth will be out to secure their first win since September when they welcome fellow strugglers Newcastle United to the South Coast.
The Cherries have struggled in their debut season in the Premier League and have won just two of their 11 games to date.
They have won just one game at home this season, a 2-0 win over Sunderland in September, and recently lost 5-1 to Spurs in front of their own fans, the result coming on the back of a 5-1 loss away to Manchester City.
The results at Dean Court have been in stark contrast to last season when the club when the club won over 50% of their home games.
Manager Eddie Howe wants the club to rediscover that form and give their fans something to smile about.
“We hope to give a true home performance that is what we are looking for. We want our supporters to back us as well as us giving them something to sing about.” Howe said, before adding “Confidence levels are not as high as they can be, but that is only natural given the results we have had.
Howe could be without Artur Boruc and Steve Cook due to thigh and ankle injuries wile Junior Stanislas and Joshua King are pushing for starts after impressive cameos of late.
Newcastle meaning could be have 18-year-old Fred Woodman in goal. The youngster is poised to step into the breach with Rob Elliot set to join long-term absentee’s Tim Krul and Karl Darlow on the sidelines. Elliot is a doubt due to a thigh injury.
The Magpies have shown an improvement in form in recent weeks with their 6-1 defeat to Manchester City leading to a 6-2 win over Norwich, the club’s first win of the season.
Since then the club have lost to rivals Sunderland and picked up a point at home to Stoke last time out.