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The Big Match Preview: Wycombe vs Bournemouth

All you need to know.

30 April 2021

Your guide to matchday 45.

Wycombe Wanderers vs AFC Bournemouth
Saturday 1st May 2021, k.o. 3pm GMT
Adams Park
Sky Bet Championship

The final home game of the season brings AFC Bournemouth to Adams Park for the first time since November 2011, with the Cherries already guaranteed a play-off spot while the Chairboys know their odds of survival are stacked against them.

Gareth Ainsworth's men are one of the in-form sides in the division, seeing off Blackburn, Rotherham and Bristol City during the month of April, but last week's loss at Cardiff sees them needing an unlikely set of results to go their way if they are to beat the drop.

They would, however, love to finish the season on a high against two former Premier League outfits in Bournemouth and Middlesbrough, and go into Saturday's game buoyed by the return of Josh Knight following a three-game suspension.

Adebayo Akinfenwa scored his first Championship goal last time out at Adams Park but that feat was almost achieved on a number of occasions in the reverse fixture, when Bournemouth keeper Asmir Begovic produced a man-of-the-match winning display to keep the Blues out in a 1-0 home win.

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Social Media Boycott
Wanderers are joining the wider footballing community in boycotting its social media platforms this weekend, in protest at the lack of intervention against discriminatory abuse towards football players. As such, updates will be provided on the website only.

Last Time Out

Here are the highlights from the 2-1 win over Bristol City last week.

Team News
Ryan Tafazolli returned from injury at Cardiff and Josh Knight is available again after his ban, so it's only Dominic Gape, Nnamdi Ofoborh and Scott Kashket in the treatment room. Ofoborh, in any case, is ineligible to face his parent club.

Bournemouth could shuffle the pack to rest key players for the play-offs, having ended a long winning run with a defeat to Brentford last weekend.

Wanderers will be in their regular home strip for this match.

Man in the Middle
Geoff Eltringham has shown 78 yellow and five red cards in his 27 matches in charge, which included Wanderers' 2-0 defeat at Watford, 2-1 loss at Barnsley, and 2-0 reverse at home to Swansea.

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