Southampton host Bournemouth in a blossoming south coast derby with both teams expected to be fighting for similar goals by the end of the season.
The Saints enjoy a fierce rivalry with Portsmouth, but the same spice is generally not shared with the Cherries.
Southampton and Bournemouth didn’t meet each other in the same division between 1960 and 2010 – a 50-year gap between league derbies with just three cup meetings in that time.
However, Eddie Howe’s spectacular empire-building reign in Bournemouth has increased meetings between the pair.
They have met eight times in the Premier League though Bournemouth have won just once.
A terrific 3-1 win against Everton will have confidence soaring at the Vitality Stadium, while Southampton’s resolute defending in 2019/20 has seen them concede just once in their last four matches across all competitions, winning three of those games.
RadioTimes.com has rounded up everything you need to know about how to watch the Southampton v Bournemouth game on TV and online.
What time is the Southampton v Bournemouth game?
Southampton v Bournemouth will kick off at 8:00pm on Friday 20th September 2019.
How to watch and live stream Southampton v Bournemouth
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You can watch the game live on Sky Sports Premier League and Main Event or online via the SkyGo app from 7:00pm.
Sky customers can add the Premier League and Football channels for just £18 per month or add the complete sports package to their deal for just £23 per month.
If you don’t have Sky, you can watch the match through NOW TV. You can get a Sky Sports day pass for £9.99, a week pass for £14.99 or a month pass for £33.99, all without needing a contract. NOW TV can be streamed through a computer or apps found on most smart TVs, phones and consoles.
You can also by a NOW TV season ticket that will allow you to watch every Premier League, Football League and Carabao Cup match this season for just £199.
Who will win? RadioTimes.com says…
While Ralph Hassenhuttl’s philosophy encourages attractive attacking football, the Saints’ defence has won them points so far.
Man-mountain Jannik Vestergaard has been one of the only constants in the backline which has shifted from four to three, with a variety of different full-backs, and Saints fans will hope he can continue to hold the fort.
Bournemouth’s classic combo of Callum Wilson and Ryan Fraser hit their stride against Everton and will be thirsty for more.
Both teams are motoring along nicely in the top half and could be set for an entertaining battle if Southampton come a little more out of their shell on home soil.
Prediction: Southampton 1-1 Bournemouth