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Big Match Breakdown: Bournemouth v Crystal Palace

Charlie Dear | 1 October 2018

Preview, odds and tips for Monday night football

Bournemouth can push further ahead of Manchester United and leap into seventh place with a win here.

If Crystal Palace are victorious they will climb above tonight’s opponents in the table.

Ahead of this tussle of the South Coast, the Coral News Team preview the clash with a Big Match Breakdown.

Head-to-head

The Cherries grabbed ten points in their opening five games of the league season but were brought back down to earth by a 4-0 humbling against Burnley ten days ago.

They face a Palace side who they haven’t beaten in four meetings.

In the last six meetings the pair have drawn four matches.

The South London side scored a 2-0 victory in 2017 with Christian Benteke scoring the second. Jack Wilshere started for Bournemouth that day.

Likely XIs

Bournemouth vs Crystal Palace - Football tactics and formations

Jordan Ayew could start up front in place of the injured Benteke. The former Liverpool man hasn’t bagged a Premier League goal since April.

Alexander Sorloth is the other forward alternative.

Wilfried Zaha will have the freedom to roam around as he tries to get the better of the Bournemouth back-four.

Max Meyer is knocking on the door for another start.

Eddie Howe’s men will want to return to winning ways, and David Brooks has impressed in his maiden Premier League season.

Ryan Fraser and Callum Wilson should start and have arguably been the stand-out names in the side.

Match odds

Bournemouth are 5/4 to pick up their third home league win of the season.

Palace have won two away games in the top-flight this campaign and are 11/5 to bag another.

A fifth draw in seven games would be 5/2.

Ryan Fraser has three goals so far from four shots on target. The Scotland international to score and the Cherries to win is now 9/2.

When Zaha scores, then Palace don’t tend to lose. The 25-year-old is a 9/5 shout to notch Anytime.

Ayew is 7/1 to net first. Wilson is 6/1 to bag 2 or more goals.

This fixture hasn’t finished 0-0 in three years. It’s 8/13 for Both Teams to Score.

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All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing