Crystal Palace vs AFC BournemouthEnglish Premier League, KO: 19:30 Dec 6, 2023, Selhurst Park
Crystal Palace will be aiming to snap out of a difficult patch as they welcome Bournemouth to Selhurst Park for a midweek Premier League fixture. The Eagles have a solid record in this fixture and with Bournemouth largely unconvincing on their travels this session, a home win could be on the cards.
Crystal Palace are in the middle of a rough patch having picked up just one win in their last seven Premier League matches. They have also lost two of their last three matches and are currently in the bottom half of the standings.
The Eagles head into Wednesday’s clash off the back of a 1-1 draw with West Ham in their previous Premier League fixture. They fought back from a goal down with Odsonne Edouard’s second half effort cancelling out the Hammers’ early strike.
Crystal Palace are also winless in their last four home matches and manager Roy Hodgson will keep keen to set things right in front of their fans. Their last win at Selhurst Park was a 3-2 victory over Bournemouth in September and they will be looking to channel that performance.
Bournemouth are also coming off a draw as they were held 2-2 by Aston Villa in their previous Premier League fixture. They took the lead twice through Antoine Semenyo and Dominic Solanke but were pegged back both times.
While manager Andoni Iraola will be disappointed to have thrown away the lead twice, that result means Bournemouth are now unbeaten in their last three matches. They have claimed two wins in that run and are now eight points clear of the relegation zone.
While things have been good for Bournemouth lately, they remain unconvincing on their travels having picked up one win from seven away matches so far. The Cherries have been beaten five times in that run, although their only win came in their previous fixture on the road as they triumphed 3-2 at Sheffield United.
How the bookies view it
Crystal Palace have the upper hand among the bookies with a home win priced at 6/5 by Coral. A victory for Bournemouth is valued at 23/10 by BetVictor while William Hill is offering odds of 13/5 for a draw.
Head to head
Crystal Palace have a 6-4 advantage with four draws from 14 previous matches against Bournemouth. The Eagles did the double last season with both fixtures ending in a 2-0 victory.
Players to watch
Even in the midst of their recent struggles, Odsonne Edouard continues to be the shining light for Crystal Palace. The striker now has six Premier League goals this season and could be backed to maintain his scoring run on Wednesday at 21/10 with bet365.
Dominic Solanke is showing no signs of slowing down after netting his seventh Premier League goal of the season last time out against Aston Villa. The striker could be worth keeping an eye on to score anytime at 5/2 with bet365.
Anything else catch the eye?
There were over 3.5 goals in Bournemouth’s previous Premier League fixture and a similar outcome is priced at 13/5 with Unibet. Over 2.5 goals is priced at evens with Unibet while both teams could be backed to score at 3/4 with bet365.
Crystal Palace scored first in the last two meetings with Bournemouth and are priced at 5/6 by Coral to grab the opening goal on Wednesday.
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