Tuesday evening, from 19:30 pm, Crystal Palace receives a visit to Bournemouth, in the 15th round of the Premier League. Intermediate rounds are played during this period prior to the Holidays, and the teams involved may feel the load of the program, from a physical point of view.
Crystal Palace is in 10th place, after a negative series of results, with only one victory in the previous five stages (golaaveraj 13-18). Bournemouth is 14th (18-20 goalscoring) and has 16 points, with two fewer than the “eagles”, and Eddie Howe’s team will struggle hard to avoid relegation this season. The luck of the “cherry blossoms” is that there are quite a few weaker teams in the championship, such as Watford, Brighton, West Ham or Norwich.
Last time, Crystal Palace won 2-0 on Burnley’s ground after a seamless tactical performance by Roy Hodgson’s students. The success came after three consecutive defeats, with Leicester (0-2), Chelsea (0-2) and Liverpool (1-2). Therefore, the red-blue program was not easy at all! Bournemouth comes after a 2-3 on Tottenham ground, after a new match of great fight. It is frustrating for the “cherry blossoms” that they have lost the last three stages to the limit. Thus, the victory with Manchester United (November 2) remains the last achieved in the championship.
Last season, Crystal Palace and Bournemouth put on a fantastic show at Selhurst Park, where the hosts prevailed 5-3, in a match in which Batshuayi scored a “double” for Palace. In the last four straight duels have scored at least three goals each time, and the contribution of players like Zaha or Wilson should favor the show again. Bournemouth have led the break only twice this season, and Palace have the first chance at victory. The guests have not won in the championship for five consecutive trips.
PREDICTION: Both teams to score / YES @ 1,77