Crystal Palace v Bournemouth Prediction & Betting Tips, 9th December 20177th December 2017 / lee
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The Eagles have lost just one of their last six league games now, which given how poor they were at the start of the season, is pretty good for them. Will they be able to collect some more points on home soil as they play host to Bournemouth on the weekend? The Cherries have failed to win any of their last three games after collecting a draw in their south-coast duel with Southampton last weekend. Crystal Palace are even money to win, with the draw at 12/5 and Bournemouth at 11/4.
Crystal Palace News and Form
Palace are up and off the bottom of the table after playing out a 0-0 draw at West Brom last weekend. That was back to back 0-0 draws for them out on the road and it extended their unbeaten form in the league to four (W1 D3) so there have been improvements from them but even if they win this they wouldn’t get out of the drop zone because of goal difference. Still, they are edging closer and their home form has been good recently with a W2 L2 unbeaten record in their last four. They have scored exactly two goals in each of their last four home games as well and in the Coral correct score market, a Crystal Palace 2-0 option is there at 15/2 which is the same quote on them winning 2-1. Wilfried Zaha continues to be their best route to goal and he is at 2/1 in the anytime goalscorer market for the game. Palace have only scored eight home goals all season, all of them coming in their last four games. 71% of their home fixtures this term in the top flight have gone over 2.5 goals and this one to go the same way is well worth considering. 75% of the goals that the Eagles have conceded on home soil this season have been in the first half of matches. Palace have scored just the two opening goals all season in all of their league games home and away.
Bournemouth News and Form
The Cherries picked up a point at home last weekend against south coast rivals Southampton and that has left them with a W2 D2 L1 record in their last five league games which isn’t all that bad. They have put together a good unbeaten steak of three games out on the road though, winning two of those. Each of their two wins away from home in a W2 D1 L4 overall record have both been by a one goal margin. Both teams to score at Coral collects a price of 10/11 even though only five teams have scored fewer goals than the Cherries have done this season, Palace being one of them. The Cherries are a pretty well organised side and tough to break down and they do have the best defensive record of all the teams in the bottom half of the table. Can they pack enough of a punch going forward though, that’s the issue there? Their shortest priced option in the anytime goalscorer market are Callum Wilson and Jermain Defoe who are both at 9/4. Bournemouth have scored only the four away goals this season in the top flight and this could well end up being a pretty tight match.
Crystal Palace v Bournemouth Head to Head
The Cherries have gone unbeaten in their last three visits to Selhurst Park interestingly, playing out a 1-1 draw there last season. Both teams have scored in each of the last three meetings between the two clubs at Selhurst Park. Palace collected four points from the two league meetings last season but Bournemouth but things are even with one win each and two draws from the four previous Premier League clashes.
Who will win – Crystal Palace v Bournemouth Predictions
The Eagles are worth backing at even money to land a win in this one. The atmosphere at Selhurst Park is really fantastic and that has helped them start to get back on their feet lately. They can hold out defensively against a lightweight Cherries attack and sneak a victory in this one.
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