Crystal Palace vs Bournemouth: Preview and Predictions
Roy Hodgson’s side will host Bournemouth at the Selhurst Park. Crystal Palace has 5 (W), 3 (D), 6(L) in 14 league matches played so far. They are 11th in the table with 18 points, same point as Manchester United in 9th place.
They go into this game from the back of a 2-0 victory against Burnley on Saturday. They will be aiming for their third victory in front of their home crowd.
Bournemouth are without a victory in their last three league matches. They came close to stealing a point away at Tottenham, but their 2nd half effort just wasn’t good enough to defeat Jose Mourinho’s side.
Eddie Howe’s side have only managed two wins in their seven away fixtures this season. They are currently 12th in the table with 16 points from 14 games. A victory could see them move up to 9th place.
Crystal Palace will be without Scott Dann who was forced off in their 2-0 victory against Burnley over the weekend. Sakho who replaced him, will make a full start. Gary Cahill is still out with an ankle injury.
Jordan Ayew should continue to lead the line while Andros Townsend is likely to get the nod ahead of Jeffrey Schlupp once more despite the latter’s goal from the bench at Turf Moor.
Wilfried Zaha will be looking to notch for a third consecutive game having bagged his first against Liver
Harry Wilson will almost certainly return to the Bournemouth XI, potentially in favour of either Callum Wilson or Dominic Solanke.
Dan Gosling may make his first start since a long layoff, while Simon Francis is available again after serving a one-match ban.
Crystal Palace possible starting lineup: Guaita; Kelly, Tomkins, Sakho, Van Aanholt; Kouyate, Milivojevic, McArthur; Schlupp, Zaha, Ayew
Bournemouth possible starting lineup: Ramsdale; Francis, Cook, Ake, Rico; Groneveld, Gosling, Lerma, Fraser; H.Wilson; C.Wilson
Crystal Palace are unbeaten in their last 3 home matches against Bournemouth
Bournemouth have not won any of their last 4 away matches
Cs: Crystal Palace 2 vs Bournemouth 1
Tips: Home win or draw