Crystal Palace – Bournemouth – Premier League Prediction and Preview: 9th December 2017
From the hosts, Cabaye and Dann are uncertain, and Delaney, Hennessey, Tomkins and Wickham are injured. The guests only have problems with Mings and B. Smith, so Eddie Howe has rather where to choose from. Both teams have two draws in the last 3 stages of the championship: Palace comes after a 0-0 to West Bromwich, while Bournemouth failed to beat Southampton in the southern derby (1-1). In the last 5 straight games it has happened 3 times to score both bands, but the statistics around this traditional duel are quite confusing. The fact is that the Londoners are practicing a football somewhat more direct than the first stages, but without bringing many players into the opponent’s hand, while Bournemouth gets hard in front of the gate and plays dark on the move. In this duel we will not see too many clear opportunities!
Bournemouth is not a travel specialist
Bournemouth is 14th with 15 points, 5 more than Crystal Palace reached the 18th place. Finally, the Palace is unbeaten by 4 stages (3 draws and one victory) and what at some point seemed impossible, saving is an achievable goal now. The Palace is based on fast and technical players like Townsend and Zaha, which can destabilize Bournemouth’s defenses. The guests have won just 7 points in this season’s trips and the atmosphere on Selhurst Park will surely push the host team to a positive score. The 1X bet has a 1.25 share and the general opinion in England is that Palace will not lose this match.
THE PROBABLE TEAMS
Crystal Palace: Speroni – Ward, Kelly, Sakho, Schlupp – Loftus-Cheek, Cabaye, Milivojevic, Townsend – Benteke, Zaha
Bournemouth: Begovic – Francis, Cook, Ake, Daniels – Stanislas, Cook, Surman, Fraser – King – Wilson