Bournemouth v Crystal Palace Betting Preview, Odds & Tips | 01/10/18

  • 30th September 2018
Bournemouth v Crystal Palace Betting Preview, Odds & Tips

Anthony Olsson (@Ant_olsson93) previews Bournemouth v Crystal Palace and provides us with his best bets for Monday night’s Premier League clash by analysing team news, potential line-ups, head-to-head, key stats and facts and more.

Bournemouth v Crystal Palace Betting Preview, Odds & Tips

  • Date: 01/10/18
  • Time: 20:00
  • Venue: Vitality Stadium
  • Channel: Sky Sports Main Event

Monday Night Football sees Bournemouth host Crystal Palace on the South Coast. Bournemouth will be looking to bounce back from their 4-0 defeat to Burnley. Bournemouth have started the season well and find themselves in 9th position with 10 points from their opening 6 games. The Cherries good start has had a few pundits suggesting that a run for Europe could be on the cards if they carried on that form.

Crystal Palace find themselves just 3 points below Bournemouth having collected 7 points from 6 games. Palace have found scoring goals a bit of a challenge so far this season, just 4 goals scored in 6 games. 3 of those 4 goals have been scored by Wilfred Zaha and Palace seem to be a much better side with him in the team. Zaha gives Palace the pace and trickery that is needed for their counter-attack style of football. Zaha is 13/2 (Bet365) to score first on Monday night.

Crystal Palace have a good recent record on the road with only 1 defeat in their last 9 away trips. Should the Eagles gain a victory it would be their 100th victory in the Premier League. If Bournemouth get the 3 points it will be their 1st win at home to Palace in the top-flight.

The Cherries are an entertaining side capable of scoring goals but they also concede plenty as well. Just 3 teams conceded more goals last season and just two teams have let in more goals than them this season. Bournemouth have conceded over two goals in their last 4 games in the Premier League.

Both sides, in my opinion, are evenly matched and I think that we could see an entertaining draw here. The draw is priced at 13/5 (Betfair) and I think that could be a good punt. Palace will set up to play on the break in this game and they could get some joy out of a leaky Bournemouth backline, whilst Bournemouth will be confident that they will be able to create chances to crack a tough Crystal Palace defence. Both teams to score and a draw in the match is 7/2 (Betvictor). 

Team News

Bournemouth will assess Diego Rico and Dan Gosling, who are nursing respective hamstring and calf problems.

Charlie Daniels is nearing a return from a knee injury, though this game may come too soon for him, while Kyle Taylor remains out with a calf issue.

Crystal Palace are again without Christian Benteke, whose niggling knee problem continues to be monitored.

Jairo Riedewald is also ruled out after suffering an injury against West Brom in the Carabao Cup.

Wilfried Zaha suffered a back spasm in the warm-up before the game against Newcastle, but the winger completed that match and has trained normally since then.

Potential Bournemouth Starting XI: Begovic, Smith, Cook, Ake, Rico, Francis, Brooks, Lerma, Surman, Fraser, Wilson, King

Potential Crystal Palace Starting XI: Hennessey, Wan-Bissaka, Tomkins, Sakho, Van Aanholt, Kouyate, Milivojevic, McArthur, Townsend, Ayew, Zaha

Head To Head

  • Bournemouth have won just one of their six Premier League matches against Crystal Palace (D4, L1), with their only victory coming at Selhurst Park in February 2016.
  • The away side has opened the scoring in each of the last four Premier League meetings between these teams, but have only gone on to win once.
  • The Cherries’ last home league win against Palace came in the second tier in November 1988.

Key Stats & Facts

  • Bournemouth have never won a Premier League game on a Monday, failing to score in all but one of those five matches (D1, L4).
  • The Cherries are unbeaten in their last four Premier League home games, winning three and drawing one.
  • The Eagles can claim their 100th Premier League win, and their 200th in the top flight.7
  • Zaha could become the first Palace player to net in four consecutive away matches in the top flight since Mark Bright in September and October 1991.

Betting Odds

  • Bournemouth 13/10
  • Draw 13/5
  • Crystal Palace 12/5

The Verdict

Both of these sides are evenly matched and we could be in for an entertaining game. In my view it’s hard to split them and I think the draw is a good option in this one. Wilfred Zaha will be at the heart of all good things for Palace on Monday and I think he’ll add to his tally at the Vitality Stadium.

Recommended Bets

  • Zaha first scorer 13/2 (Bet365)
  • Draw 13/5 (Betfair)