31st Jan 2017 | Premier League

Bournemouth v Crystal Palace Preview

Bournemouth v Crystal Palace Preview

The league table isn’t a fair reflection on two evenly matches teams. Expect Palace’s results to improve in the next few months.

Six places and ten points separate Bournemouth and Crystal Palace in the league but by the end of the season I doubt there will be much between them.

The South Londoners are suffering from a lack of confidence, exacerbated by their poor run of results over the past 12 months. There’s a good case to be made that Sam Allardyce is an upgrade on Alan Pardew, combined with a bit better luck and some fresh faces around the team they should start moving in the right direction.

In terms of expected goal difference, I have Bournemouth and Palace side-by-side but this is not reflected in the odds.

Bournemouth aren’t exactly in red-hot forms themselves, with just one win in their last seven matches and that was against a hapless Swansea. I think Crystal Palace will get something out of the game and are a cracking bet at 3/4 (Bet365) in the double chance market.

Odds correct at time of publishing: 03:13 31st Jan, 2017 but subject to change

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