By Maryam Naz
Last Updated: 28th September 2018
Bournemouth will host Crystal Palace this Monday at the Vitality stadium, in what should be an interesting evening clash between the two sides. Eddie Howe’s men will be hoping to bounce back after last week’s trouncing against Burnley, whilst Crystal Palace’s strong form indicates more good results on the horizon. This event will be broadcast on Sky Sports.
Bournemouth vs Crystal Palace: Odds and predictions
Crystal Palace are tipped 21/10 favourites as part of William Hill’s Bournemouth vs Crystal Palace odd, with Eddie Howe’s men betting at a 5/4 pick and a potential draw trading at a 5/2 tip.
Recent performances have seen the Eagles on the up, and key to that has been the play of Luka Milivojević, amongst others.
The Serbian striker has fed off the likes of Wilfried Zaha and Andros Townsend to score and cause aerial problems and we’ve made him our pick to score as part of our Bournemouth vs Crystal Palace predictions, with his odds priced up at a 16/1 punt.
Palace however face tough opposition in Howe’s Bournemouth. The Cherries impressed against Leicester prior to last week’s loss, and possess attacking outlets to cause Crystal Palace problems. Chief in the role of causing problems is Callum Wilson who has been prolific for Bournemouth in front of goal.
Based on pre-match form, we’ve tipped him to make it onto the score-sheet, betting at 5/1.
Bournemouth vs Crystal Palace: Head to head
In previous encounters, Crystal Palace have only won once in eight attempts against the Cherries, yet after Eddie Howe’s side capitulated against Burnley last week in a 4-0 drumming, betting tipsters have swung the pendulum odds in the Eagles favour.
Last season’s clash saw the two sides draw in a thrilling 2-2 match but with Crystal Palace in good form and spearheaded by Wilfried Zaha and Christian Benteke, they may be too overwhelming for the Cherries defence to contain.
Bournemouth vs Crystal Palace: Predictions, best bet, scorer
Score predictions: Bournemouth to win 2-1, with odds @ 8/1
Despite Crystal Palace boasting of attacking talent, we’ve tipped Bournemouth to win by two goals to one, as part of our Bournemouth vs Crystal Palace predictions
The Cherries possess a superior midfielding trio, led by the pacey Ryan Fraser. The Scotsman has had a hand in five goals in his last four Premier League games at the Vitality Stadium (4 goals, 1 assist) and we’re betting that he’ll be a prominent part of the action on Monday.
Best bet: Wilfried Zaha to score first @ 11/2
In their last 11 games, Crystal Palace have not won a single game when Zaha was an absentee. Given that he provides the Eagles with goals in abundance, this only enhances his importance within the side, and the odds of 9/1 as part of our Bournemouth vs Crystal Palace predictions prove this.
Zaha has scored in all three of Crystal Palace’s away league games so far this season – he’s scored 75% of the Eagles’ goals in the Premier League this season (3/4).
The young Englishman provides pace, but also impeccable striking ability from inside and outside the box, and if the Bournemouth defenders aren’t careful, they could be on the other end of a ‘Zaha masterclass’.
Predicted scorer: Callum Wilson to score anytime, with odds @ 5/1
Callum Wilson has been Bournemouth’s main man and still remains a potent goal-scoring threat, despite the resurgence of Ryan Fraser.
He has been tipped to score, with his odds trading at a 5/1 pick.
Bournemouth vs Crystal Palace stats: Opta
- Bournemouth have never won a Premier League game on a Monday (D1 L4), with their last such game against Brighton in January being the only time they’ve scored in such a fixture (2-2).
- Crystal Palace have won three of their last four Premier League away games (L1), as many as they had in their previous 20 combined (W3 D6 L11).
- Bournemouth have won just once in six previous Premier League matches against Crystal Palace (W1 D4 L1), winning 2-1 at Selhurst Park in February 2016.
Maryam is a female football writer, who grew up playing a wide variety of sport. She slowly became converted as a lover of football around the age of 10, and her interest in it drove her to pursue it not only physically, but also academically. In her first year of college she cemented a placement at the Independent, whom she worked for before branching out to Premier League-accredited sites like the female-led 'Offside Rule' blog and RealSport. She studied English at University alongside this, and is now a digital copy-writer and editor, specialising in sports journalism.