Bournemouth vs. Crystal Palace Preview and Free Pick

Bournemouth will host Crystal Palace at Vitality Stadium on Saturday and this is a must-win game for them. Bournemouth is 18th in the Premier League standings with just 27 points and they can’t lose more ground in the race to avoid relegation. Crystal Palace, on the other hand, took care of business against Watford and beat them 1-0 at home last Saturday while Bournemouth lost to Liverpool 2-1 at Anfield.

We take a closer look at where the value is in this matchup.

Betting Odds

Team to Win (Regular Time)

  • Bournemouth: +130
  • Draw: +220
  • Crystal Palace: +200


  • Bournemouth -1/4 (-101)
  • Crystal Palace +1/4 (-119)


  • Over 2 1/4 (-109)
  • Under 2 1/4 (-111)

Key Points to Consider

Last Six Games in All Competitions

Bournemouth is coming off a 2-1 road loss against Liverpool in the Premier League. They have five losses, one draw and zero losses in their last six games overall. Crystal Palace is coming off a 1-0 home win against Watford in the Premier League. They have three wins, three losses and zero draws in their last six games overall.

Momentum: Crystal Palace has been on an upward trend — winning their last three games in the Premier League.

Head-to-Head: These two teams met on December 3, 2019 and Crystal Palace won 1-0.

Players to Watch

Simulations I have run project Callum Wilson, Jordan Ayew, Christian Benteke, Wilfried Zaha and Ryan Fraser as the players most likely to score. Three of the five players on this list are from Crystal Palace.

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson is getting the best out of Crystal Palace and Jordan Ayew is playing the best football of his career. They were not able to create many chances against Watford but Ayew’s ability to score out of nowhere has them in European qualification spots. The win against Watford means that Crystal Palace is unbeaten in the last 20 games when they score first and they have 16 wins in those contests.

Free Soccer Pick: Crystal Palace +200

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