Bournemouth vs Crystal Palace Prediction & Preview

Bournemouth vs Crystal Palace Prediction & Preview

Bournemouth vs Crystal Palace: A Clash of Form and Aspirations

In each of Bournemouth’s preceding three Premier League fixtures, a tally of three or more goals has been witnessed.

Crystal Palace has seen both teams finding the net in 12 out of their last 14 league matches. Among their last five league encounters, the Eagles have only suffered a single defeat.

Bournemouth’s Recent Triumph over Everton

Bournemouth continued their impressive run of form with a 2-1 triumph over Everton on Saturday afternoon. Seamus Coleman’s own goal during stoppage time proved decisive at Vitality Stadium just three days prior.

The Cherries capitalized on a relatively lighter schedule in recent weeks, securing three victories and a draw in their last four Premier League outings.

Crystal Palace: Formidable Opponents

Entering Tuesday’s fixture, Bournemouth aims to sustain their positive momentum. They are set to host Crystal Palace, their fellow bottom-half competitors, in Gameweek No 31 at Vitality Stadium.

Despite trailing Bournemouth by eight points, Palace currently sits comfortably eight points clear of the relegation zone, having secured a 1-1 draw against Nottingham Forest three days ago at The City Ground.

Crystal Palace boasts a potent attacking lineup featuring Eberechi Eze, Jordan Ayew, Jean-Philippe Mateta, Michael Olise, and others.

Although Olise remains sidelined due to injury, the remaining trio posed significant challenges for Nottingham Forest in their recent encounter, contributing to the team’s goal at The City Ground.

Bournemouth vs Crystal Palace Head-to-head

Crystal Palace enters this fixture with a favorable record of five victories, one draw, and one defeat in their previous seven meetings with Bournemouth.

However, Bournemouth’s sole victory during this period occurred in the current Premier League campaign.

The Cherries secured a notable 2-0 win over Palace in December last year at Selhurst Park. Interestingly, none of the previous five head-to-head encounters produced three or more goals.

Bournemouth vs Crystal Palace Prediction

Several compelling factors indicate a departure from the trend of low-scoring affairs in head-to-head clashes between these teams.

Bournemouth has consistently scored two or more goals in their last four league matches, with both teams finding the net in all three of their recent outings.

Conversely, Crystal Palace has witnessed a shift in their playing style since Oliver Glasner assumed the managerial reins, with goals being a regular feature in their matches, as evidenced by 12 of their last 14 fixtures featuring goals at both ends. Therefore, we favor the Both Teams To Score option at odds of 1.66.

Alternatively, considering Crystal Palace’s solid form and defensive resilience, backing them not to lose on Tuesday at odds of 1.90 appears promising.

Despite Bournemouth’s recent run of three wins and a draw, their defensive vulnerabilities were exposed in recent home matches, conceding two goals against Sheffield United and three goals against Luton Town.