Bournemouth continue their quest for a FA Cup win in the fourth round this week as they welcome Crawley Town. The match schedules for Tuesday at Vitality Stadium with kickoff at 10 pm.
The game was previously scheduled to take place on Saturday. However, a coronavirus outbreak at the League Two club forced for the league to remain rescheduled.
Jason Tindall’s side continue struggling to find their form ever since. Their last three league fixtures ended in one draw and two defeats. The drastic fall of form saw the side slip to sixth in the Championship standings.
The Red and Blacks are the second tier’s top scorers, but recently their goal scoring form continues to dry up. Their last two matches has seen the side fail to score that marks an important turnaround for the side.
Tindall’s main priority remains promotion to the Premier League. A good cup ran could prove vital for the side’s morale when it comes to their scoring output. Whoever comes out victorious on Tuesday will earn a trip to either Burnley or Fulham in the fifth round.
Crawley Town provided the largest upset of the FA Cup third round after defeating Marco Bielsa’s Leeds United 3-0. However, John Yems side have not engaged in any competitive action since last month due to a Covid 19 outbreak at the club.
Bournemouth vs. Crawley Town Head to Head
Both sides have two games against each other with Bournemouth taking home one win while Crawley Town with also one win. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Derby County 1-0 Bournemouth
Bournemouth 0-1 Luton Town
Bournemouth 1-1 Millwall
Oldham Athletic 1-4 Bournemouth
Stoke City 0-1 Bournemouth
Crawley Town 3-0 Leeds United
Bolton Wanderers 0-1 Crawley Town
Forest Green Rovers 1-2 Crawley Town
Crawley Town 1-1 Newport County
Leyton Orient 1-2 Crawley Town
Bournemouth Team News
Tinall has the luxury of a fully fit squad to choose from for this cup clash. However, the Cherries boss might choose to rotate his squad given the busy schedule. Back-up goalkeeper Will Deniis might start between the sticks for his second appearance during this campaign. Jack Wilshere could be in line for his first start at the South Coast.
Crawley Town Team News
Crawley lost their top scorer Max Watters to Cardiff City earlier this week in the transfer window. The loss of the 21 year old is a big blow for Yems. Nadesan did a good job against Leeds and could line up.
Prediction and Odds
The FA Cup is proving to be full of surprises and this match has all the makings to present such.
Goals Over 2.5
Both Teams to Score