Eddie Howe faces his toughest test so far after returned to AFC Bournemouth when the Cherries visit Brentford this afternoon.
The Bees sit one place above the Dorset side in League One - after remaining unbeaten in their last eleven league games.
Bournemouth go into the clash full of confidence having picked up back-to-back 3-0 wins. The Cherries are still unbeaten under Howe - a record which now stretches 15 games.
AFC Bournemouth assistant manger Jason Tindall said: "Brentford are one of the best teams in the division. They play good football and are a real threat going forward.
"With both teams in good form, this is a really exciting match to look forward to. Over the years we have had some great games with Brentford and this one should be no different.
"It's a big challenge and one we are looking forward to."
The sides drew earlier in the season at The Goldsands Stadium and will both be looking to start 2013 with a bang - as they push for Promotion to The Championship.