Bournemouth vs Crystal Palace
England – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 14 March 2020
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Vitality Stadium (Bournemouth).
The scare of being relegated has kicked the Glaziers into action. At present, they are on a three-match winning run, and they have kept clean sheets in all three games. Against the struggling Cherries (a relegation contender), Crystal Palace will be expected to keep their momentum going.
Bournemouth vs Crystal Palace Match Preview
The Cherries were defeated 2-1 on the road by Liverpool the last match-day. The fact that they were at Anfield, and that they were defeated by the wounded Reds may be considered as a valid excuse.
However, it’s been quite some time since the team has been performing terribly, and with the season about to enter its final stretch, the squad has opted to play with fire.
Meanwhile, opposite has been the case of the Glaziers. They recorded a 1-0 win at home against Watford the prior game week, and keep note that the same team had just put an end to the unbeaten run of Jurgen Klopp’s men in the Premier League.
As of now, the recent rise in form by Hodgson’s men have put a considerable safety cushion between the relegation cut-off and the team. Still, they will try to increase it further, considering that they are taking on a weak opponent.
Bournemouth vs Crystal Palace Head-to-head (h2h)
- The reverse fixture had ended in a 1-0 win for the Glaziers.
- Roy Hodgson’s men had won the fixture before that, and scored an incredible five goals then.
- Only twice have the Cherries won against this opponent this past decade.
- Only once have the hosts kept a clean sheet at this stadium since 2010.
Bournemouth vs Crystal Palace Prediction
The Cherries are a major contender to get relegated, and are currently placed in the relegation zone. They are also on a four-match winless run (of which three were losses), and they have conceded twice or more in all these games.
At home, since November they have won just thrice – one of these was in the FA Cup against a team from the lower division, and one was against a recently promoted team. On top of that, they had lost the reverse fixture of this upcoming game, and they had conceded a total of six goals from the last two h2h meetings.
Also, they have won just twice in total against this rival since 2010, and just once at this venue. On the other hand, the Glaziers are on a three-match winning run, and they have not conceded a single goal during this run. They will certainly try to extend their winning streak to four games this weekend.
As such, expect Crystal Palace to win this PL fixture at the Vitality Stadium. Moreover, considering the current struggles of the Cherries, coupled with the stupendous form of the Glaziers’ defense, expect the guests to keep the Bournemouth offense at bay for a very long time.
Bournemouth vs Crystal Palace Betting Tips
Double Chance: Crystal Palace or Draw @ 1.60 (3/5)
Crystal Palace to Keep a Clean Sheet in the First Half @ 1.67 (2/3).