South coast rivals Bournemouth and Southampton take on in the FA Cup quarter-finals this weekend.
Bournemouth, who beat Burnley in the last round, are the only side left in the competitors from the lower leagues.
The Cherries will aspire to maintain that and book a location in the semi-finals when Southampton make the brief journey to Dean Court.
The Saints saw off Wolves to set up this tie and will want to put their current bad kind to one side here.
The draw for the semi-finals will be made on Sunday and will occur at half-time of the tie between Leicester and Manchester United.
Bournemouth v Southampton: How to listen
This quarter-final tie will get under method at 12: 15 pm on Saturday, March 20.
Complete protection from the Vitality Arena will be live on talkSPORT, with our pre-match build-up beginning at 11 am.
Mark Saggers will be your host and commentary will come from Jim Proudfoot and Matt Holland.
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Bournemouth v Southampton: Group news
Jonathan Woodgate accepts Bournemouth are the underdogs for their tie versus Southampton but is ready to make another bit of history.
He stated: “We are certainly the underdogs since they are a Premier league group, however we will enter there believing we can win the video game, no matter what.
” If it has to go to extra-time, go to charges, we are confident we can cause an upset.
” It is a fantastic achievement for the football club and we are simply trying to enter into a semi-final, but it is going to be really difficult.
” They are an excellent group with truly skilled players, everyone will be thinking Southampton are going to win.
” However our players will not think that. We will be right on it.”
Bournemouth v Southampton: Match realities
- Bournemouth won their only previous FA Cup tie versus Southampton, winning 3-1 in a preliminary replay in 1953-54
Southampton are unbeaten in their last four away games versus Bournemouth in all competitions (W2 D2), given that a 0-2 Premier League loss in March 2016.
This is simply Bournemouth’s 2nd appearance in the FA Cup quarter-final, with the Cherries losing to Manchester United’s ‘Busby Babes’ in their only previous such game in March 1957.
Southampton have actually reached the FA Cup semi-final in simply one of the last 17 seasons, doing so in 2017-18 before being removed by eventual winners Chelsea.
Bournemouth have actually advanced from simply four of their 29 FA Cup ties versus top-flight challengers, though they did beat Premier League side Burnley in the last round.
Southampton have actually progressed from 21 of their last 23 FA Cup ties against sides from a lower division, losing versus Bristol Rovers in February 2008 and Derby in January 2019.
Just one of the last 13 FA Cup quarter-final ties to see a side from a lower division face top-flight opponents has ended with the lower-ranked side advancing– then Championship side (and holders) Wigan Athletic knocking out Manuel Pellegrini’s Manchester City in March 2014.
Bournemouth striker Sam Surridge has actually scored in three of his last five FA Cup matches, with each of his three goals coming against Premier League opposition– vs Fulham (Jan 2019), Arsenal (Jan 2020) and vs Burnley (Feb 2021).