Crystal Palace welcomes Bournemouth to Selhurst Park for a clash expected to hold many goals. Can Roy build on his previous victory or is Howe about to recovery from the weekend’s past defeat?
This game will certainly be a well-contested one. Both clubs have been inconsistent, pulling off some very good results with several poor showings in the mix. No one can complain as this makes way for one thing and one thing only… A game with the promise of multiple goals.
The fixture has seen both clubs score consistently. At Selhurst Park alone, the clash between the Eagles and the Cherries has seen 17 goals. Add the fact both teams have struggled to keep clean sheets this run, they will only be adding to the goals scored stat.
Crystal Palace at home
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The London side hasn’t done a bad job at home besides not scoring regularly. They’ve played seven games at home and have only lost three of them. Those three coming against Man City, Leicester City, and Liverpool.
All clubs who are battling for the Premier League title while sitting in the top-three slots. Other results at the Selhurst nest as seen them draw a pair of games and win a pair of games. On a whole, Roy needs his Eagles to be consistent with their results. They have more losses (6) than wins (5).
A big no, no for the South London side is their poor form in front of goal at home. Seven games played but only five scored. In three home ties, this side failed to score a single goal. Adding to this miserable stat is their three clean sheets. Doesn’t seem like Selhurst is their home grounds with such stats.
Bournemouth on the trot
Showing similar form to their opponents and the reason why both sit in the midsection of the Premier League standings, the Cherries have shown up with two different teams in the competition on the road.
One look of them taking four losses and the alternate look taking two wins and a draw. If you put these wins, draws, and losses against Palace’s you’d notice how almost alike the two have been over a seven-game period.
Howe’s deploy of Wilson squared and co has been a far better end product in front of goal. They’ve scored nine goals away from home but worryingly for the Englishman, they have been one of the worst conceding team in the league.
They’ve conceded 11 goals at the same time which adds more fuel to the fire… This game will be loaded with goals. I see a draw and the points shared in this one, but still with a boatload of goals for the fans watching in.