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Bournemouth vs Crystal Palace Preview & Betting Tips – Bournemouth in Search for Vital Three Points

Bournemouth predictions

Bournemouth have taken just one point from their last four league games.

Crystal Palace are in midtable but won three in a row before lockdown.

Kick-off is at 7.45pm on Saturday 20th June, the match is live on BBC One.

 

Bournemouth vs Crystal Palace Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips

Eddie Howe’s side are 18th at the time of writing, level on points with two clubs directly above them.  Crystal Palace look set for another season of midtable obscurity with a 12 point safety net on the relegation zone.

 

Bournemouth Form

Bournemouth have won just twice from their last 12 league games. They have a record of 2W-2D-2L during that period.

Only one of Bournemouth’s nine Premier League games in 2020 have seen fewer than 2.5 goals. The Cherries have conceded 47 goals this season, only four sides have conceded more.

In attacking terms, Bournemouth have also struggled. They have averaged exactly one goal a game with 29 netted thus far. Howe’s men lost 1-0 in their trip to Crystal Palace in December.

 

Bournemouth News

Charlie Daniels has been ruled out for the game with Philip Billing still a doubt.

 

Crystal Palace Form

Crystal Palace had won each of their last three games 1-0 before lockdown. This followed four consecutive draws and three consecutive defeats in what has been an inconstant season for the Eagles.

Their record against the bottom six is anything but inconsistent, however. Palace have seven wins and three draws from ten games, winning to nil on five occasions and conceding just four.

In their last ten games, only two have featured over 2.5 goals. This is reflected in the season tallies where Palace rank sixth-best for goals conceded and are only 18th for goals scored.

 

Crystal Palace Team News

Cenk Tosun is the only senior player ruled out with injury for this fixture.

 

Bournemouth vs Crystal Palace Head to Head

Bournemouth have a narrow lead in the overall standings with 29 wins, 19 draws and 25 defeats. Palace have lost just one of the last seven meetings. The other Premier League fixtures this weekend included our Brighton vs Arsenal predictions and West Ham vs Wolves betting tips.

 

Bournemouth vs Crystal Palace Odds

  • Bournemouth are priced at odds of 29/20 to win
  • A draw is available at 9/4
  • Crystal Palace are at 15/8 to win

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Bournemouth vs Crystal Palace Prediction

The sheer lack of goals in the majority of Crystal Palace matches is a good indication of how this one is likely to go.

Bournemouth had really struggled for form pre-lockdown but the break might have come at the perfect time for the underperforming club.

 

Bournemouth vs Crystal Palace Stats

  • Crystal Palace have not lost to a bottom-six side this season.
  • Only three sides have scored two or more against Crystal Palace this season.
  • Bournemouth have a record of 4W-5D-5L at home.

 

Bournemouth vs Crystal Palace Betting Tips

The Cherries have relied heavily on home points and may well struggle without the support of their home crowd.

The game is all set for a low scoring affair with Palace looking most likely to take all three points.

Best Bet: Under 1.5 Goals – 11/5 at bet365.

Correct Score Tip: Crystal Palace to Win 1-0 – 17/2 at bet365.

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