Lee Clark’s team have gone almost six months without a league win at St Andrew’s and have the worst home record in the Football League.
Howe told the Daily Echo: “It is surprising because it is usually the other way round. But we won’t be looking too deeply into their home record.
“They have shown they will keep going and have been involved in some great comebacks this season.
“Lee Clark’s teams never give you anything and he proved that with his long unbeaten run at Huddersfield so we know we will have to match our recent levels to get anything.
"We just have to make sure we try to start the game as well as we did against Leeds because that would certainly give us a good chance.
“With some of the players we have, I think we suit playing away from home and have done well on our travels, especially recently.”
Cherries will also be looking to register their seventh away win of the season, which would be a club record for the second flight.
Howe added: “We haven’t had a long history at this level so there are records to break here and there which is great from our perspective.”
“We are breaking new ground as a football club and there is nothing more motivating than that for me so it will be a good incentive for us.”