Crystal Palace vs Bournemouth Preview (A)

After eight changes and a comfortable 3-0 win over West Brom midweek. Palace look to make it four games unbeaten as they head away to Bournemouth in the Premier league’s standalone Monday night game.

Bournemouth sit 3 places and 3 points above Palace having looked steady so far with 10 points after 6 games played, despite a surprising 4-0 loss to Burnley at Turf Moor last time round.

The two sides couldn’t be more evenly matched having played each other 6 times in the top flight seeing two wins each and two draws, which both came last season. Palace head to the south coast off the back of an agonising 0-0 draw to Newcastle at Selhurst Park. The Eagles are yet to win a game at home this season but have enjoyed success away beating Fulham and Huddersfield comfortably this campaign.

There is no major injury news as Jordan Ayew is expected to start in place of the injured Christian Benteke who continues to be sidelined with a knee injury. The Belgian forward is being monitored on a day to day basis. Star player Wilfried Zaha is also expected to play after sustaining back problems last week. When asked about Zaha’s complaints of unfair treatment in a press conference today Hodgson responded by saying “As coaches and managers, we don’t want to see the best players in the league and the most dangerous, the most exciting and entertaining players, we don’t want to see them kicked out of the game, or intimidated.” Jairo Riedewald was also forced off against West Brom and is expected not to play.

Predicted Lineups:

Bournemouth:

Begovic, Smith, Cook, Ake, Rico, Lerma, Brooks, Stanislas, Fraser, King, Wilson.

Palace:

Hennessey, Wan Bissaka, Tomkins, Sakho, Van Aanholt, Kouyate, McArthur, Milivoijevic, Townsend, Ayew, Zaha.

Prediction:

Bournemouth 1-1 Crystal Palace

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