Crystal Palace vs Bournemouth Prediction

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Wilfried Zaha will be looking to open the scoring once again in this Crystal Palace vs Bournemouth prediction. Credit: Reuters

Sunday 12 May, kick-off 3pm

Selhurst Park – Premier League

It’s Crystal Palace against Bournemouth at Selhurst Park on the last day of the season in this Premier League preview. There’s only one point between the home team in 12th, and the visitors in 13th, so the winners of this final game will finish above the losers. 

What’s the story with Crystal Palace vs Bournemouth?

Is Crystal Palace vs Bournemouth on TV? Unfortunately, the game’s not on TV in the UK. 

What happened last time? Junior Stanislas scored a penalty in the last few minutes to give Bournemouth the win at the Vitality Stadium in October. Patrick van Aanholt had equalised after David Brooks scored inside the first five minutes, before Stanislas got the late winner. 

What are the Crystal Palace vs Bournemouth odds? Crystal Palace are 10/11 in your Premier League predictions this weekend, while Bournemouth are 29/10 and the draw is 3/1. All those football betting odds are with Betfair, where you can get up to £100 in free bets when you register here. 

Remember that time…both matches between the teams last season finished 2-2? Palace were leading both games 2-1, but Josh King scored a late equaliser for the Cherries at the Vitality, while Jermain Defoe’s second goal got Bournemouth a point at Selhurst Park in the first meeting of the season.

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Christian Benteke could be out of these Crystal Palace v Bournemouth predictions because of a facial injury. The Belgian striker has damaged his cheekbone and is a doubt for Sunday. The Eagles will definitely be without three players through injury. James Tomkins, Jeffrey Schlupp and Mamadou Sakho are all out. 

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Cherries manager Eddie Howe has nine players with injury problems as he prepares for these football predictions for today. Brooks, Dan Gosling and Dominic Solanke will all have late fitness tests ahead of the game. The match-winner from last time is out, as Stanislas had knee surgery last month, while Simon Francis, Charlie Daniels, Lewis Cook, Andrew Surman and Diego Rico are all injured.

Crystal Palace vs Bournemouth prediction, preview and betting tips

Both of these teams will be happy to stay in the Premier League next season, although both might have hoped to finish higher. Crystal Palace’s form in the second half of the season shows they have lots of quality in the team, while it’s the other way round for Bournemouth. The Cherries had a great start and were dreaming of European football. However, their form went downhill and they start this last round of football predictions a point behind Palace. 

The Eagles could finish 11th if they win and West Ham lose away to Watford on Sunday. Palace haven’t beaten Bournemouth in their last three games against the Cherries though. However, Roy Hodgson’s side are unbeaten in their last three games, winning two including away to Arsenal. Palace have only lost once in their last 21 Premier League fixtures to a team not in the top 10. 

The visitors meanwhile come into this Crystal Palace v Bournemouth prediction after beating Tottenham 1-0 at the weekend. That was only their third win in 13 though, with seven defeats. Howe’s team have conceded at least two goals in 11 of the last 13 away from home, losing 10 of those matches. Their only two wins in that run have been against bottom club Huddersfield Town and Brighton, two teams below them. 

Both of these sides have been scoring goals recently. Palace have managed three or more goals four times in their last 12 matches, including six in their last two away games against Cardiff City and Arsenal. They scored at home to Manchester City last month, while Bournemouth have scored eight goals in their last two away matches, against Southampton and Brighton. With that in mind, we’re backing both teams to score as one of the best football betting tips for this game at 8/15. 

Palace have been in better form over the last few months, and only lost to Bournemouth late on earlier this season. The Eagles are 10/11 for the win in your Crystal Palace vs Bournemouth betting tips, and 9/4 with 888sport to win with both teams scoring. Palace have won two of their last three games 3-2, and also beat Man City by the same scoreline in December. Bournemouth meanwhile conceded three times in their last away game. We’re going for a 3-2 home win in your football score predictions, which is available at 20/1. 

Crystal Palace vs Bournemouth first goalscorer predictions

Wilfried Zaha opened the scoring for Palace against Cardiff last weekend with his 10th Premier League goal of the season. The Ivorian forward could be great value at 6/1 with bet365 in the first goalscorer odds for this game. Zaha has two goals in his last three games and is 129/1 to score first in a 3-2 Palace win. Callum Wilson has 14 league goals this season, and has three in Bournemouth’s last two away games. He’s also 6/1 to score first, with the odds rising to 122/1 if the Cherries lose 3-2. 

Score prediction: Crystal Palace 3-2 Bournemouth

Top tips

Crystal Palace to win


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Wilfried Zaha to score first


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