Championship seems to be the next destination for Bournemouth if they continue with their display before the corona break. The side has a chance to turn the tables around as they play host to side Crystal Palace at the Vitality Stadium. The match schedules for Saturday with kickoff at 21:45 GMT.
Bournemouth is closed in the relegation zone with 27 points and five points clear of last-placed Norwich City. Before the corona break, the side recorded a series of losses and draws. The last winning from the side was the 2-1 win over Aston Villa.
Coach Eddie Howe faces a lot of pressure to get back the side on track. However, troubles seem to be brewing at the camp. One incidence is the refusal of winger Ryan Fraser to extend his contract. It will see the star leave at the end of the month on a free transfer. Several clubs have an interest in the winger with Newcastle United high on the list.
Crystal Palace is currently 11th on the table with 39 points. Before the corona break, the side registered wins over sides Newcastle, Brighton, and Watford, which sets the pace for the team. Coach Roy Hodgson sets to continue with the winning streak at the Vitality Stadium.
AFC Bournemouth vs. Crystal Palace Head to Head
Both sides have nine games between them, with Crystal Palace with three wins while Bournemouth with two wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Crystal Palace 1-0 Bournemouth
Crystal Palace 5-3 Bournemouth
Bournemouth 2-1 Crystal Palace
Bournemouth 2-2 Crystal Palace
Crystal Palace 2-2 Bournemouth
Bournemouth 0-2 Crystal Palace
Crystal Palace 1-1 Bournemouth
Crystal Palace 1-2 Bournemouth
Bournemouth 0-0 Crystal Palace
AFC Bournemouth Team News
Eddie Howe suffered a significant injury boost with youngster David Brooks picking up a hand injury. It has been a challenging year for Brooks, who has been out of action since July. The star had reported to training during the lockdown only to pick up a hand injury. The future of winger Harry Wilson remains in the air, with a possible loan extension at the side. Jurgen Klopp does not have plans for the youngster in his first-team lineup.
Crystal Palace Team News
Roy Hodgson received a significant injury boost ahead of the clash with the return to training of defender Mamadou Sakho. Winger Wilfried Zaha is yet to make an impact this season for the side and hopes to make an impact.
Prediction and Odds
Both times have a long history and look to build pace with a win. We expect a high-intensity match with low goals.
Goals Under 2.5
First Team to Score: Crystal Palace