Crystal Palace vs Bournemouth (By: StDimi)
Crystal Palace will host Bournemouth in a game from the English Premier League.
11th against the 12th in the table and both teams are not in their best current form. In fact, Palace is just 4 points behind the 5th Tottenham, while Bournemouth- 6 points, so the difference between the EL 5th place and the teams even in the second part of the table is not big.
As I mentioned, both teams are not in their best form. Palace started with 2 wins and 2 draws as hosts, but after that, they recorded 3 losses in a row at home(it's true they were against strong sides like Manchester City, Liverpool and Leicester). Bournemouth has 7 points in 7 games out of home losing the last two away matches against Newcastle(2:1) and Tottenham(3:2). Against Tottenham, they showed a great spirit being 3:0 down but were so close to grab a point in Mourinho's debut as Tottenham's manager.
So, we have two teams that will be hungry to take the max points in this game, but for me, the hosts are much closer to the win. Only Joel Ward is injured in their team, while doubtful are Gary Cahill and Scott Dann, while the visitor's list is much bigger- King, Brooks, Stanislas and Charlie Daniels are all injured, while doubtful are Surman and Kelly. You know some of these players are very important for Bournemouth, especially Joshua King, their best goalscorer.
Palace and Bournemouth usually make matches full of goals in recent years. The last one at this stadium finished 5:3 for Palace, while they also recorded a few 2:2 draws. The hosts will rely mostly on Zaha and Ayew to score while the visitors on Callum Wilson and the player in the best current form Harry Wilson.
Their defenses are not great for sure, both teams will be hungry for points in this game, so it should be an open one with goals in both nets. Over 2.5+BTTS is my pick here.
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Crystal Palace vs Bournemouth prediction
over 2.5 goals+BTTSOdds: 2.30 at Bet365
Result: 1-0 LOST (-9 units)
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