Bournemouth vs Crystal Palace Preview, Prediction and Betting Tips | PL

Bournemouth vs Crystal Palace Preview, Prediction and Betting Tips | PL

Bournemouth vs Crystal Palace Preview: 

  • Date: Date: 2 April, Tuesday
  • Kick-off Time: 6:45 PM (GMT)
  • Stadium: Vitality Stadium

Bournemouth are set to take on Crystal Palace at Vitality Stadium on Matchday 31 in the Premier League. Bournemouth continue to defy critics and prolong their stay in the Premier League. The club was promoted to the top tier of English football after a fantastic season in the Championship in 21/22. The Cherries have established themselves as a strong lower-table team and are aiming to finish 10th this season. A few weeks ago the Cherries were struggling to win games, but recently their form has changed drastically. Andoni Iraola’s men now have won three out of their last five outings, the latest victory coming against Everton on Saturday as they won 2-1. 

Meanwhile, on the other end of the spectrum are Crystal Palace. Palace sit right below Bournemouth, but eight points separate the two. Crystal have continued dropping points in the run-up to the Bournemouth vs Crystal Palace tie and have managed to win only one of their last five games. However, Palace fans might be happy as the club has at least managed to stem the flow of losses by drawing games under new coach Olivier Glasner. Palace looked in much better condition in their 1-1 draw against Nottingham Forest over the weekend but failed to convert many chances. 

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Bournemouth vs Crystal Palace Team News: 

Bournemouth:

Dominic Solanke
Dominic Solanke has 16 goals in the Premier League (Pic Credits: Getty Images)

Andoni Iraola’s Bournemouth will certainly believe they are handicapped due to injuries as they host Palace at home. Luis Sinisterra has been a revelation on the wing and his absence will certainly hurt the Cherries. The left winger sustained a hamstring injury on 25th March and is now unlikely to return till the end of the season. Iraola’s men will also enter the Bournemouth vs Crystal Palace battle without experienced central defender Marcos Sensi. He is in the final stages of recovery from injury but is highly unlikely to return to full fitness in time for the Palace tie. Ryan Christie will be another absentee for Bournemouth as he picked up a knock against Everton. 

Ryan Fredericks will remain on the sidelines with his long-term injury. 

Crystal Palace: 

Eze ahead of Bournemouth vs Crystal Palace
Eberechi Eze (Pic Credits: Getty Images)

Crystal Palace will consider Bournemouth lucky despite their long injury list as theirs is much longer. Goalkeeper Sam Johnstone recently sustained a heartbreaking elbow injury on international duty which will not only rule him out for the game against Bournemouth but also for the entirety of the remaining season, including the Euro 2024. A big blow. 

Palace will also travel to Vitality Stadium without the services of Marc Guehi and Cheick Oumar Doucoure as both of them nurse their long-term injuries. Neither are expected to return anytime before May, with Doucoure most likely ruled out for the entire season. Palace will also be without Michael Olise who has been crucial to Palace and their success. 

Crystal Palace will hope for Rob Holding to return to full fitness from his injury soon, but it is unknown if he will participate against the Cherries. However, left-back Nathan Ferguson who sustained a hamstring injury last March is unlikely to return anytime soon despite several reports about him returning to training. 

Bournemouth vs Crystal Palace Predicted Lineups:

Bournemouth Expected XI:

Neto (GK), Adam Smith, Illia Zabarnyi, Chris Mepham, Lloyd Kelly, Tyler Adams, Lewis Cook, Antoine Semenyo, Alex Scott, Dango, Dominic Solanke

Crystal Palace Expected XI:

Crystal Palace Expected XI:

Dean Henderson (GK), Joel Ward, Joachim Andersen, Chris Richards, Daniel Muñoz, Jefferson Lerma, Adam Wharton, Tyrick Mitchell, Jordan Ayew, Eberechi Eze, Jean-Philippe Mateta 

Bournemouth vs Crystal Palace Head-to-Head Record: 

Bournemouth and Crystal Palace have faced each other 78 times over the course of a century. The clubs first met in 1925 and their latest meeting was in December last year. Historically, the tie has always been closely contested but the Cherries have a slight edge, winning 31 and losing 28. The battle between the two clubs has ended in a draw 19 times. When the two clubs met back in December, Bournemouth won the game 2-0.

Last five results:

  • Crystal Palace 0-2 Bournemouth:- Premier League – 7 December, 2023
  • Crystal Palace 2-0 Bournemouth:- Premier League – 13 May, 2023
  • Bournemouth 0-2 Crystal Palace:-  Premier League – 31 December, 2022
  • Bournemouth 0-0 Crystal Palace:- Carabao Cup – 16 September 2020
  • Bournemouth 0-2 Crystal Palace:- Premier League – 21 June, 2020

Bournemouth vs Crystal Palace Prediction: 

The Cherries enter the Bournemouth vs Crystal Palace tie on the back of an impressive performance, while Palace continue in their slump. At home, Bournemouth is unlikely to show the ailing Palace any mercy and might clinch an easy victory. Palace will pray for the likes of Eberechi Eze to step up and perform on a crucial night at Vitality Stadium. 

Predicted Score: Bournemouth 2-0 Crystal Palace

Bournemouth vs Crystal Palace Betting Tips and Odds:

Bookmakers expect Bournemouth to win the game and score at least one goal. Dominic Solanke is the man to keep an eye on. 

  • Bournemouth win: 1.96
  • Draw: 3.85
  • Crystal Palace win: 3.90

Odds: Oddspedia.com

Bookmaker: Stake

Where to watch Bournemouth vs Crystal Palace:

  • India: Hotstar, Star Sports Select
  • England: Sky Sports, BT Sport
  • USA: fuboTV, NBC Sports

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