The Cherries find themselves second-last after five defeats and one win from their opening six matches, with only struggling Crystal Palace below them.
Their only victory was a 2-1 success at home to Brighton & Hove Albion, that was followed up with an extra-time win over the same opposition. However, last weekend saw Everton add another defeat to the pile.
The Foxes, meanwhile, have also picked up just a solitary win all season and have lost three times in their last four matches. That places them in 17th, one above the drop zone. Leicester did manage a 2-0 win over Liverpool in the League Cup. However, the same opposition then returned to the King Power Stadium in the league to win 3-2.
“It is a huge game for us, every game in the Premier League is,” said Cherries boss Eddie Howe. “If we’d have had a couple of draws that we maybe deserved things would look a little different. But the games don’t get any easier and Leicester come here eager themselves to win.”
Foxes midfielder Andy King, meanwhile, admits that they have struggled on the south coast, and described Bournemouth as a “tough nut to crack down there”.
“They’ve got some good players and they’re an established Premier League team as well, so we know it’s going to be a hard game. We’ve struggled against them a little bit in recent years, so hopefully we can put that right this weekend.”
In team news, Cherries midfielder Dan Gosling will face a late fitness test after picking up a knock, but Harry Arter (achilles) and Tyrone Mings (back injury) are not yet ready to return.