Crystal Palace – Bournemouth : Preview & Prediction
Crystal Palace and Bournemouth play at Selhurst Park in a 16th round Barclays Premier League duel. The history of recent direct clashes between these two teams indicates total balance as there have been 2 draws and 1 win for each team in the last 4 games. The last direct confrontation between these two teams, on 31-01-2017, ended the victory of Crystal Palace by (0-2). Although this is a game between the 14th and 14th overall, it is actually a game between the 17th place in the home and 11th place as a visitor.
Crystal Palace Review
The home team is currently in the 2nd place, with no points won, after 2 wins, 4 draws and 9 losses. In the penultimate match, he tied for Brighton & Hove Albion (0-0). In the last match, tied off for West Bromwich by (0-0). This is a team little affected by the home factor, that is, almost the same points at home and away, having won 8 points in their stadium, with 8 goals scored and 12 conceded, against 2 points out, where he scored 0 goals and has suffered 13. In the last 7 home games for the championship, Crystal Palace have won 2, 2 and 3 draws, having won 8 points out of 21.
In this competition, you have not lost any of the last 4 games in your stadium. The team conceded goals to their opponents in 8 of their last 10 games in this competition, so they have not been very strong defensively. This is a team that scores a few times first: just opened the scoring in 2 of their last 15 games for the Barclays Premier League, of those 2 reached the break in lead in 1 and won in the late 90 ‘in 1. In 15 games in this competition , suffered the first goal 11 times and only managed 1 turn on the scoreboard. There are 1 highlights in the last 10 home games in all competitions: he scored 4 of his 11 goals in the minutes (76’-90 ‘).
Crystal Palace are back at home for the English Premier League after two straight away away from their fans who should not be at all pleased with the club’s performance as they have won only one win in the last seven rounds and are still in a very difficult situation . In their last showdown, the team played a balanced game against West Bromwich, and even having finished half the opponent’s time, was able to start a point away from home. As was clear in this game, the big problem of the team has been the offensive sector, which is the worst of the competition, next to Swansea City, having stopped shaking the opposing network in eleven clashes. Playing indoors, the club owns the third worst campaign, and in that condition has one of the most leaked defenses. For this duel, most likely the coach will use the team in the 4-4-2, highlighting Zaha in the attack.
Review of Bournemouth
After 4 wins, 3 draws and 8 losses, the visiting team is in 14th place, having won 15 points. In their last match, they drew 1-1 with Southampton at home (1-1), having lost at home in a game against Burnley by (1-2). This is a team little affected by the home factor, that is, it achieves practically the same points at home and away, with 9 goals scored and 9 goals conceded at home, against 4 goals scored and 8 suffered as a visitor. In the championship, Bournemouth won 7 points in 21 chances, after 2 wins, 1 draw and 4 losses in their last 7 away games. In his league appearances as a visitor the most frequent result in the break was 0-0 (4 out of 7 matches). In 15 games in this competition, he suffered the first goal 7 times and only got 1 turn on the scoreboard.
Bournemouth are on the pitch for the English Premier League after two consecutive appearances in front of their fans who should not be too pleased with the club’s performance as they have not won for three rounds and suffered a defeat in the first half. In the last round, the team played a very balanced game against Southampton, and could not break through the opposing defense, leaving the field with only a draw. As it was possible to notice in this confrontation, the team has left much to be desired in offensive terms, having one of the six worst attacks of the competition, with an average of 0.86 goal per game. As a visitor, the club has won only 34% of the points so far. The 4-4-1-1 should be the formation adopted by coach Eddie Howe, highlighting King in the offensive sector.
Crystal Palace – Bournemouth : Betting Tips
Crystal Palace – Win Odds: 2.25
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70