Bournemouth versus Southampton: Should Wilshere have crawled over broken glass to avoid Cherries move?

Bournemouth's Jack Wilshere

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Southampton travel to Bournemouth this weekend looking to secure a win in a game that pits two teams who could not be closer together in the Premier League table. But where will the south coast bragging rights be heading after Sunday's clash between the sides currently propping up the top-half?

HITC Sport's Michael Ramsay and James Rutherford have earmarked Sofiane Boufal as the Saints' key man at the Vitality Stadium as James explained why, after extensive research, he has such a high opinion of the Morocco international.

Southampton's Sofiane Boufal in actionSouthampton's Sofiane Boufal

"I didn't know much about [Boufal] but then I played as Southampton on FIFA and he was really good," he said.

Meanwhile, the man the Cherries will be looking to for that bit of magic that the Saints winger provides is loanee Jack Wilshere. But even several months after he completed his switch to Eddie Howe's side, HITC's Michael can still not get his head around why he has ended up where he is currently is.

"I was really surprised. I didn't think it was a good decision at all [to join Bournemouth]," he stated.

Bournemouth's Jack WilshereBournemouth's Jack Wilshere

"I'm sorry but if you have the choice between Bournemouth and AC Milan, you crawl over broken glass and you get yourself over to that San Siro. Five times Champions League winners versus a seaside town who play in a tin foil stadium to about 11 people."

While Michael was clearly not convinced about the lure of joining Bournemouth, the pair are both expecting the Cherries to avoid defeat against Claude Puel's side on Sunday. 

To find out their thoughts in full and their predictions, simply watch the preview at the top of the page...

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