While Rochdale are blazing a trail at the top of League Two, the Cherries are going nicely in second and have to be taken to maintain their strong home form at the Fitness First Stadium. Bournemouth's 2-1 win over Torquay means that they have won eight of their eleven matches in front of their own supporters, with Eddie Howe's team having one of the strongest defensive records in the division. Striker Jed Pitman returned to the scoresheet on Saturday after three games without a goal, while youngster Liam Feeney has also found the back of the net in each of his last two matches. Warren Cummings will be suspended in defence and the only worry is that the Cherries will be fielding a makeshift defence.
However, they should still have enough in the tank for a Northampton team who have lost six of their eleven road trips this season. The Cobblers simply haven't got going since being relegated from League One last season, with the team currently occupying 18th spot in League Two. Town have won just one of their last ten matches and rely too heavily on Adebayo Akinfenwa for goals. Best odds for the Bournemouth win is 1.80 at bet365.
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