Crystal Palace vs Bournemouth predictions: Cherries to keep sweet run going
Bournemouth have taken seven points from the last nine available in the Premier League and their confidence will be high heading into their away clash with Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Wednesday.
After winning just one of their opening 11 top-flight games this season, the Cherries beat both Newcastle and Sheffield United before claiming a credible point against high-flying Aston Villa last time out.
In contrast, Palace have won just one of their last seven and it is now over three months since the Eagles were last able to celebrate a victory in front of their own supporters.
Palace did not make a substitution until the 82nd minute of Sunday's draw at West Ham and given the quick turnaround of this fixture, they could look to rotate, with the likes of Will Hughes and Jean-Philippe Mateta pushing for starting berths.
The Eagles remain without injured quintet Eberechi Eze (ankle), Cheick Doucoure (Achilles), Dean Henderson (thigh), Rob Holding (ankle) and Jesurun Rak-Sakyi (thigh).
Bournemouth have no fresh injury concerns to content with, although Lloyd Kelly (hamstring), Tyler Adams (thigh), Max Aarons (thigh), Alex Scott (knee), Ryan Fredericks (calf), Emiliano Marcondes (foot) and Darren Randolph (illness) are all set to remain unavailable.
Crystal Palace's only victory across their last seven Premier League matches came away to relegation-threatened Burnley and manager Roy Hodgson said after that 2-0 success that the scoreline flattered his team.
The Eagles have not won at home in any competition since beating Wolves on September 3rd and that 3-2 success is also the only victory they have claimed at Selhurst Park this season.
All of Bournemouth's league wins this term have come across their previous five matches and they have taken seven points from the last nine available.
Over 2.5 goals have been scored in 11 of Bournemouth's last 14 matches across league and cup.
Both teams have found the back of the net in four of Palace's last five fixtures.
Palace have a good recent record against Bournemouth, winning each of the last five Premier League meetings, but the Eagles will head into this game out of form, particularly on home soil.
Bournemouth would have been there for the taking just a few weeks ago, but things appear to be finally clicking for the Cherries under Andoni Iraola, with seven points and seven goals registered across their last three games.
The hosts have also scored regularly of late, netting in each of their last five across league and cup, but one clean sheet during that time would suggest the Eagles are not as watertight at the back as we may usually expect.
There should be goals in this one and Bournemouth will be confident of taking at least a point from their trip to the capital.
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