The Coasters have been away from Mill Farm for what seems like an age, but Dave Challinor will be hoping home comforts can provide the result his side need in front of the BT Sport cameras.
Despite Kurt Willoughby grabbing two goals back for Fylde at Huish Park last time out, The Coasters fell to defeat.
But after a positive performance in a behind closed doors friendly on Tuesday, everyone will be hoping that Eastleifh is a turning point in the season.
Last time we faced Eastleigh, the game provided a fantastic spectacle for all when The Coasters ran out 4-2 winners – and many will be hoping it can be the same again this weekend.
Name: Eastleigh FC
Nickname: The Spitfires
Ground: Ten Acres
League Position: 15th
Eastleigh enjoyed a successful campaign last season with the side getting to the playoff semi-finals where they were knocked out by Salford City who then went on to gain promotion in the final.
This season hasn’t been as successful with the side currently sitting in 15th. During the summer, Eastleigh lost top goal scorer Paul McCallum to Solihull Moors. McCallum brought a lot of goals to the side last season and this year, manager Ben Strevens is certainly missing his contribution.
With the season still in the early stages, Strevens will certainly be looking to push his side up the table, and with a few wins he could certainly do that with The Spitfires only four points away from the playoff places.
One To Watch
This week’s one to watch is midfielder Danny Hollands.
Hollands certainly comes under the bracket of a well-travelled player throughout his career. His most successful spell was his time at Bournemouth where he racked up a total of 158 appearances, grabbing 24 goals along the way.
The former Chelsea youngster has been with Eastleigh since 2017 after signing on a free transfer and has featured 74 times for the Spitfires. So far this season he has helped Eastleigh move only four points away from the playoffs.
He has also featured in every game this season, so The Coasters are more than likely going come up against the midfielder. In those games, he has also scored three goals, which shows he also has an eye for goal.
Both sides have faced each other several times and apart from a goalless draw last season, each of the other games between the two sides have featured at least four goals.
2017/18 – Vanarama National League
Eastleigh 2-2 AFC Fylde
AFC Fylde 2-2 Eastleigh
2018/19 – Vanarama National League
Eastleigh 0-0 AFC Fylde
AFC Fylde 4-2 Eastleigh
Games To Keep An Eye On
With The Coasters having a later kick-off time than others on Saturday, there will be games to keep an eye on, which you can do so in Bradleys Sports Bar from 3pm.
Bromley Vs Notts County
Chorley Vs Woking
FC Halifax Town Vs Barnet
Hartlepool Vs Dover Athletic
Solihull Moors VS Yeovil Town
Sutton United Vs Chesterfield
Torquay United Vs Dagenham & Redbridge
You can follow the game via Twitter as we provide regular updates, post-match interviews and more.
There will be full match commentary on Coasters Live. The commentary team will bring you pre-match build up, full game commentary and both half and full-time reaction.
You can find commentary on mixlr.com/afcfylde
The game will also be shown live on BT Sport, with the show starting at 5pm ahead of the 5.20pm kick-off time.