After an underwhelming first half of the season, Bournemouth are looking to end the season on a strong note.
The Cherries will continue their league campaign with Crystal Palace’s visit to Vitality Stadium on Saturday.
Last Saturday, Bournemouth needed a late goal from Jermaine Defoe to manage a 2-2 draw at Watford. The Cherries have picked up 12 points from their last eight games, and this run has helped them move into the top half.
The South Coast side sit in the tenth spot with 37 points. Relegation is not a threat anymore for Eddie Howe’s side anymore, and they can touch the magic 40-point mark with a win on Saturday.
The same can’t be said about Palace. The Eagles have lost five of their last six league games, but these defeats have come against Everton, Tottenham, Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool. Palace currently the 17th spot with 30 points – only two points above 18th-placed Southampton.
On Saturday, they lost 1-2 to Liverpool at Selhurst Park. The Eagles have some winnable fixtures lined up in the last weeks of the season, and they must be desperate to move away from the bottom three as soon as possible.
Earlier this season, both sides played a 2-2 draw in the reverse fixture at Selhurst Park.
Bournemouth vs Crystal Palace – Match Facts
Bournemouth’s last eight home games in Premier League have ended with more than 2.5 goals.
Three of last five league meetings between these two sides have ended as draws.
Bournemouth have lost only one of their last six home games in Premier League.
Bournemouth vs Crystal Palace – Team News
Junior Stanislas, Adam Smith, and Tyrone Mings are ruled out for the hosts, and Lys Mousset and Simon Francis are doubts.
The visitors are still missing the services of Connor Wickham, Jordan Schlupp, Joel Ward, Julian Speroni, Bakary Sako, Scott Dann, and Jason Puncheon. James Tomkins and Alexander Sorloth are also doubts for Palace.
Bournemouth vs Crystal Palace – Match Odds
Bournemouth are favourites to win, but not by much at the best odds of 31/20 at BetVictor. A Palace win is available at 19/10 odds at the same bookmaker.
We are backing a draw, and our prediction is priced at 5/2 odds at Betfair.
Bournemouth vs Crystal Palace – Correct Score Odds
A 1-1 draw is the most likely result in the betting market at 6/1 odds at William Hill. In our preview, we are going for a 2-2 draw as our prediction, and you can back this outcome at 14/1 odds at the same bookmaker.
Bournemouth vs Crystal Palace – Anytime Goalscorer Odds
Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson is the favourite to score at 8/5 odds at BetVictor. We are backing Wilson as our prediction in this market. For the hosts, Jermaine Defoe is another option at 15/8 odds at Bet365.
For the visitors, Christian Benteke is available at 2/1 odds at BetVictor.
Bournemouth vs Crystal Palace – Total Goals Over/Under Odds
Bournemouth’s home games tend to end with more than 2.5 goals, and we are backing the same bet as our prediction in this market. This outcome is available at 10/11 odds at William Hill.