Is Bournemouth vs Southampton on TV today? Kick-off time, channel and how to watch FA Cup fixture

Southampton will be desperate to rediscover winning form as they head to Bournemouth in the FA Cup on Saturday afternoon.

The Premier League side will be favourites at kick-off, by virtue of being literally in a different league to the Cherries this year, but their recent form has been entirely woeful with just two victories in the last two months.

To reach this stage of the competition, Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side have already beaten Shrewsbury Town, Arsenal and, in the last round, Wolves – now another win will take them to Wembley. Bournemouth have already dispatched with one top-flight side, overcoming Oldham and Crawley in the earlier rounds before knocking Burnley out in the fifth.

Now under the management of Jonathan Woodgate, a weekend win over Swansea has Bournemouth in seventh in the Championship, one place and two points outside the play-off spots. Southampton, meanwhile, are 14th in the league after back-to-back defeats of late, the most recent of which was against a struggling Brighton side.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the match.

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When is the game?

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The match kicks off at 12:15pm on Saturday, 20 March.

Where can I watch it?

The game will be shown live on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Ultimate. Subscribers can stream the match via the BT Sport app and desktop website.

What is the team news?

Bournemouth are missing winger David Brooks and central midfielder Lewis Cook. Shane Long cannot play as he is ineligible, being on loan from Saints.

Southampton themselves are missing three forwards in Danny Ings, Michael Obafemi and Theo Walcott, all injured, while on-loan Takumi Minamino is cup tied. Will Smallbone and Oriol Romeu are also out from the midfield line.

Predicted line-ups

BOU – Begovic; Stacey, Carter-Vickers, Cook, Rico; Wilshere, Lerma; Riquelme, Billing, Groeneveld; Solanke

SOU – Forster; Walker-Peters, Bednarek, Salisu, Bertrand; Armstrong, Ward-Prowse, Diallo, Djenepo; Adams, Tella

Odds

Bournemouth – 29/10

Draw – 28/11

Southampton – 8/7

Prediction

Saints to rediscover an attacking edge against lower-league opposition and make their way to the semis. Bournemouth 1-2 Southampton.

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