AFC Bournemouth vs Crystal Palace
England – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 7 April 2018
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK
Venue: Vitality Stadium (Bournemouth).
The Glaziers have once again dropped out a one-goal cushion against the league’s heavyweights. They fell 1-2 to Liverpool last Saturday to get on the brink of the drop zone. They are now only two points above the Southampton in 18th after the fifth loss in last six league outings. Can Crystal Palace arrest such slump in form this weekend when they gravel to Vitality Stadium to take on the mid-.table AFC Bournemouth?
The Cherries have also been playing hot and cold throughout the season, but they’ve only suffered two losses in last nine Premier League ties. Such shape keeps them away from the relegation scrap and the could well remove all doubts considering their elite class status with a win here. Eddie Howe particularly has reasons to be satisfied with his team’s attacking line which has been producing ell up front lately.
The Cherries have scored in all of last nine games and they’ve bagged two in each of last two affairs against West Bromwich Albion and Watford. Joshua King and Callum Wilson are finally completely fit and ready to play and it leaves an immediate impact on the pitch. The Norwegian forward has notched one of team’s two goals in the 2-2 draw with Watford last time out.
Roy Hodgson has huge issues with the list of injured players. Christian Benteke is the only available striker in the squad. The Belgian forward has only bagged two gals in 26 appearances so far in the season. Serbian midfielder Luka Milivojevic has been the man providing goals in the final third so far. His successfully converted penalty against Liverpool marked ninth goals of the season.
AFC Bournemouth vs Crystal Palace: Head-to-head
The Glaziers have only managed to defeat AFC Bournemouth once in six games so far.
Three of these clashes have ended without a winner, while the Cherries came on top on two occasions.
This term’s clash saw a four-goal thriller which ended in a 2-2 draw at Selhurst Park.
AFC Bournemouth vs Crystal Palace: Prediction
Bournemouth have been thriving in the final third recently. Each of their last seven Premier League outings have seen the BTTS option.
We do expect a similar scenario this time out and backing goals at both ends is our top betting suggestion here. You can alternatively try with the draw at the odds of 3.20.
AFC Bournemouth vs Crystal Palace: Bet Tips
BTTS @ 1.61
Draw @ 3.20