Crystal Palace vs Bournemouth
England – Premier League
Date: Tuesday, 3 December 2019
Kick-off at 19:30 UK/ 20:30 CET
Venue: Selhurst Park (London).
Both teams are going through rough patches in their respective campaigns, but Crystal Palace have a reasonable justification for their unimpressive returns lately. Before their win on the road against Burnley, the team had to take on Liverpool, Chelsea, Leicester, Arsenal, and Manchester City in five consecutive match-days. Considering that their tough schedule is over and that they are taking on the struggling Bournemouth at home, the three points are tipped for Crystal Palace.
Crystal Palace vs Bournemouth Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last time these two met, Crystal Palace won 5-3.
- The previous four games had goals from both teams.
- Bournemouth failed to keep a clean sheet in the last seven meetings.
- In the current decade, every single encounter at this venue has had goals from both teams.
- Bournemouth conceded twice or more in the prior five clashes.
Crystal Palace vs Bournemouth Prediction
Palace were desperate for a win after their series of winless games against the elite of the Premier League. The last match-day, they were on the road against Burnley and fought tough from the beginning itself for a positive outcome.
The first goal of the match came from Wilfred Saha in the 45+1st minute, and later one more was added by the guests in the 78th. The hosts had no reply for both, and thus the fixture ended 0-2, in favor of the visiting contingent.
Bournemouth had tried for a late comeback against the rejuvenated Tottenham, the previous game week, on the road. Spurs had a lead of 3-0 in the 70th minute, and though they conceded two goals towards the end of the game, Jose Mourinho’s men managed to take the three points on offer.
This Tuesday, consider the home advantage of Crystal Palace, and their desperation to get back on track, after an unfortunate scheduling disaster where they had to take on the best of the league in a row. With aid of their home support, coupled with the confidence of their win to nil over Burnley, Crystal Palace will put forth a brave fight.
Introduce into this mix the current struggles of Bournemouth. They are on a losing streak of three matches and have one win to their name from the past nine attempts. Moreover, they have conceded twice or more in their last three games and failed to score in three of their former seven.
On the road, they are winless in their prior five trips and lost four of these. Also, they conceded twice or more in the last five h2h clashes and five alone in the latest. They have also never kept a clean sheet at this venue, and disregarding a single game, have conceded twice or more in every such encounter this decade.
Considering these factors, easily pick out hosts Crystal Palace as the top choice to post the three points.
Crystal Palace vs Bournemouth Betting Tips
Draw No Bet: Crystal Palace @ 1.60 (3/5)
Crystal Palace 0, +0.5 Asian Handicap @ 1.40 (2/5).