Our prediction for this Championship match:
After rolling over Huddersfield Town 5-0 at the weekend, Bournemouth will be looking to overtake Norwich City in top position in the standings when they take on Wycombe in yet another home game. The Cherries are likely to stick to their attacking style of play, but boss Jason Tindall must warn his men against complacency. In Joshua King’s absence, a man to watch in the home team will be Dominic Solanke, who scored a brace in the crushing of the Terriers.
The newcomers, on the other hand, aim to bounce back from a heart-breaking 2-1 loss to Coventry City. Wycombe have been struggling at the back of late, and given Bournemouth’s attacking potential, anything but a routine home win would be a major surprise. When the two teams met in the League One eight years ago Bournemouth recorded a 2-0 win over Wycombe at Vitality Stadium.
Highlighted Player (Joshua King):
Joshua King is a Norway international who plays for Premier League side Bournemouth as a striker. King was born in Oslo on January 15, 1992 and he started his career at the youth team of Romsas. In 2006 the Norwegian footballer moved to Valerenga and two years later he joined Premier League giants Manchester United. Nonetheless, he did not see any game action at Old Trafford as he was immediately sent on loan to Preston.
Joshua King played for the likes of Borussia M’gladbach, Hull City and Blackburn Rovers on loan as well before signing a permanent deal with the Riversiders in January, 2013. The pacey attacker scored only three goals in 56 appearances in the league for Blackburn Rovers, but in 2015 Bournemouth chiefs decided to bring him to Vitality Stadium.
Joshua King impressed in the 2016/2017 Premier League campaign, with the Norwegian striker scoring 16 goals in 36 appearances for the Cherries. King provided two assists for his teammates in the process as well.
Highlighted Team (Wycombe):
Founded back in 1887, Wycombe Wanderers are one of the oldest clubs in the League One. The Chairboys are well known for their sky blue and dark blue shirts, but the colour of their away kit is orange combined with gun-metal gray.
Wycombe Wanderers host their rivals at Adams Park, a small stadium in Sands Industrial Estate which can hold up to 10,137 people. Milton Keynes Dons are seen as the club’s main rivals, with the two teams facing each other in the Buckinghamshire derby. Wycombe Wanderers made it to the FA Cup semis in the 2000/2001, with the team repeating the success in the League Cup six seasons later.
It has to be noted that the Chairboys have two FA Trophy titles (1991, 1993). Legendary midfielder Gareth Ainsworth is considered one of the club’s most famous players. Ainsworth scored 16 goals in 112 league appearances for Wycombe Rovers.