Tip Crystal Palace - Bournemouth
Crystal Palace will host AFC Bournemouth in the 15th round of matches, looking to make it two wins in a row. Palace won their first game in the last five in their last outing, taking them to 10th place and with 18 points while Bournemouth, with three straight losses, are 12th with 16 points. Crystal Palace have one clean sheet in their last five matches and have conceded two of more goals in four of their last five matches. They have failed to score in two of the last five matches and have three losses in their last five matches. At home, they have three straight losses, and have conceded twice in each of the three losses. They have one win in five home matches and one clean sheet as well; the win came against strugglers, Norwich. Palace have scored in three of their last five home matches but they have the lowest goal tally among the top 13 teams, at 13 goals. They have not been great in defence too; from the 14 league matches played, they have conceded 18 goals.
Bournemouth, on their part, head to this game on the back of three straight losses. They have one win in their last five matches and two clean sheets in the process. In their last three matches, they have conceded two of more per game but they have scored in each of their last four matches. They have 18 goals in the 14 league matches played, five more than Crystal Palace. Bournemouth have one win in their last nine matches and four clean sheets only in the last 15 matches. They have four losses in their last five away matches and one clean sheet in eight away games. They have failed to score in three of their last five away matches and have beaten Palace in just one of the last six meetings. On the other hand, Palace have beaten Bournemouth twice in the last six meetings while five of the last nine meetings between the two sides have produced draws.
Key points Crystal Palace - Bournemouth
Crystal Palace have three straight losses at home.
Crystal Palace have scored in three of their last five home matches.
Bournemouth have one win in the last nine matches.
Five of the last nine meetings between the two have ended in draws.
Bournemouth have three straight losses going to this game.
Conclusion Crystal Palace - Bournemouth
Both sides have not had the best of runs in their recent matches; they both have one win in the last five outings but Palace won more recently and will be better motivated when taking on a Bournemouth side that has lost the last three. However, Palace have three straight home losses and with one win in five at home, there may be questions regarding their comfort playing at home. Looking at both sides’ forms, and the fact that five of the last nine meetings between the two ended in draws, it is easier to pick a draw as the best possible result here.
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Crystal Palace Bournemouth Prediction published on December 1, 2019