Crystal Palace vs Bournemouth: Betting tips, predictions, odds & match preview

Crystal Palace vs Bournemouth- Betting tips, predictions, odds & match preview

Bournemouth will look to secure mathematic Premier League survival when they travel to already-safe Crystal Palace on Saturday at 3pm (UK time).

Crystal Palace vs Bournemouth: Betting tips

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Crystal Palace vs Bournemouth: Predictions

Crystal Palace vs Bournemouth: Predictions

Bet Prediction Best odds
BTTS? Yes 3/4 with Ladbrokes
Correct score Crystal Palace 2-1 Bournemouth 17/2 with bet365
First Goalscorer Eberechi Eze 15/2 with Bet UK

It has been a tortuous campaign for Crystal Palace and Bournemouth, but both clubs will be in the Premier League next season. Roy Hodgson’s appointment in March has proven inspired with the evergreen tactician steering the Eagles to safety, while Gary O’Neil’s Cherries are on the cusp on confirming safety — just a point will do it.

When Hodgson rocked up at Selhurst Park following Patrick Vieira’s dismissal in mid-March it looked like a desperate gambit from the Palace hierarchy. But their decision to turn to a reliable face has paid dividends, with the Croydon-born coach claiming five results from his seven games in charge — and staving off the threat of relegation in the process.

Bournemouth’s decision to twist came a lot sooner than Palace — back in August to be exact — but their gamble, likewise, appears to have been vindicated with safety all but assured. It’s hard to tell how Bournemouth would have fared under Scott Parker, given how early he left, but O’Neil has been shrewd and methodical with his approach, claiming some big results along the way.

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Crystal Palace vs Bournemouth match stats

One issue that has affected both of these clubs this season is a tendency to start games slow. Palace’s return of just 14 first-half goals is the second-worst in the Premier League this season — only Southampton have bagged fewer in the opening 45 minutes (13). Bournemouth, likewise, have struggled to get going early doors. A return of 17 goals in the first half doesn’t exactly tower above Palace’s weak total.

Compare that to the second half, though, and there’s a noticeable disparity. Both have notched at least 20 second-half strikes, with Palace bagging 21 — seven more than their first-half total — and Bournemouth hitting 20 on the dot. So, if events are rather tame in south London in that first half, don’t expect a similar pattern after the interval. These two clubs come alive after the break.

Crystal Palace vs Bournemouth: Squawka Says

Scoreline prediction: Crystal Palace 2-1 Bournemouth

Crystal Palace vs Bournemouth head-to-head

31 December 2022 – Bournemouth 0-2 Crystal Palace – Premier League

15 September 2020 – Bournemouth 0-0 Crystal Palace – League Cup

20 June 2020 – Bournemouth 0-2 Crystal Palace – Premier League

3 December 2019 – Crystal Palace 1-0 Bournemouth – Premier League

12 May 2019 – Crystal Palace 5-3 Bournemouth – Premier League

Palace got the job done on the South Coast back in December, with Jordan Ayew and Eberechi Eze getting on the scoresheet to hand the capital club a vital three points.

Find the latest Premier League relegation odds for the 2023/24 season here:


Club Midnite
Luton Town 3/10
Sheffield United 2/5
Wolves 3/1
Nottingham Forest 3/1
Everton 3/2
Bournemouth 5/2
Burnley 3/1
Fulham 7/2
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