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Bournemouth vs Crystal Palace Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

11:55 BST 19/06/2020
Wilfried Zaha Crystal Palace 2019-20
The Eagles are one of the lowest scorers in the Premier League this season and we are backing a dour clash at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday night

Crystal Palace will be looking to pick up where they left off before the enforced break when they face Bournemouth on Saturday evening.

Roy Hodgson’s side began 2020 in inauspicious fashion with three wins and three draws, but a run of three consecutive 1-0 wins just before the hiatus pulled them out of a relegation battle.

Bournemouth vs Crystal Palace Latest Odds

Palace have not won four Premier League matches in a row in almost two years and are 15/8 (2.87) outsiders to break that streak with victory at the Vitality Stadium.

Despite managing just four home wins this season, bet365 make Bournemouth 29/20 (2.45) favourites to take the points on Saturday.

None of the last three meetings between these sides have finished in a draw and the stalemate can be backed at 9/4 (3.25).

Bournemouth vs Crystal Palace Team News

Bournemouth winger Ryan Fraser declined to sign a short-term contract and it remains to be seen how much he features before his current deal runs out on June 30. Charlie Daniels is injured, with Simon Francis and Chris Mepham both doubtful.

Roy Hodgson will have a fully-fit squad for the first time this season after Jeffrey Schlupp recovered from a torn hip tendon, whilst Mamadou Sakho, James Tomkins and James McCarthy are available after all three suffered hamstring injuries.

Bournemouth vs Crystal Palace Preview

Crystal Palace’s run of three straight wins before the break now means they are actually only six points away from a Champions League place, although a top-half finish is far more likely to be the target.

Seven of the Eagles’ nine remaining fixtures are against top-half clubs and so they will target victory in this one, but it may not be a classic considering Palace have scored just 26 goals all season whilst conceding 32.

Hodgson’s men are yet to score more than twice in a game this term and although Bournemouth do have one of the worst defensive records in the division, they have conceded more than twice in just three home games.

Bournemouth vs Crystal Palace Tips and Predictions

It does not seem like a thriller is on the cards on the south coast on Saturday night and the 8/11 (1.73) price on under 2.5 goals looks decent value ahead of this Premier League clash.

Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.

Under 2.5 goals at 8/11 (1.73) for a 3pt stake with bet365