Crystal Palace 2-0 Blackpool (Scott Dann (1st goalscorer) – Connor Wickham)
Morecombe 1-2 Bournemouth (Max Gradel – Mark Wilson)
Kick Off: 15:00, 27/08/16
Stadium: Selhurst Park
Head-to-head: Crystal Palace 1-0 Bournemouth, Bournemouth 0-0 Crystal Palace, Crystal Palace 2-3 Bournemouth, Bournemouth 2-0 Crystal Palace, Crystal Palace 3-0 Bournemouth
Crystal Palace: Out – Jonathan Williams, Bakary Sako
Doubtful – Damien Delaney, Joe Ledley, Fraizer Campbell, Sullay Kaikai
Bournemouth: Out – Tyrone Mings
Doubtful – Bailey Cargill
Bournemouth to win @ 11/5
Under 2.5 goals @ 3/5
Callum Wilson to score @ 9/4
Crystal Palace’s past six Premier League home games have seen just nine goals scored
Bournemouth haven’t lost any of their past five clashes against the Eagles
Callum Wilson scored his first Premier League goals, a hat-trick away to West Ham, in the third match of last season.
A Look at Crystal Palace’s Betting Odds
There’s little to recommend about the hosts at 6/5 considering the funk they’re in, with boss Alan Pardew renowned for inspiring good and bad runs of form.
Even the arrival of striker Christian Benteke from Liverpool and a rare win in the EFL Cup at home to hopeless Blackpool hasn’t lifted the clouds over Pardew, whose side hasn’t managed to conjure up one victory directly after another since December.
Having sold fans’ favourites Yannick Bolasie and Mile Jedinak already this summer, talk of Wilfried Zaha heading to Tottenham has emerged, a move that will further alienate Pardew from the Selhurst Park faithful.
They might be favourites with the bookies to beat Bournemouth, who have also lost their first two matches of the Premier League campaign, but Palace are a tough proposition to side with at just higher than evens.
A Look at Bournemouth’s Betting Odds
Bournemouth could hardly have hoped for a better next match than struggling Palace, so 11/5 with bwin about Eddie Howe’s men should be snapped up.
The Cherries won this fixture 2-1 at Selhurst Park last term and took a point from hosting Pardew and co at Dean Court.
Howe’s side has started the season predictably badly, losing 3-1 against a serious-looking Manchester United outfit on opening day, then going down to a late Michail Antonio goal in West Ham’s first domestic match at the London Stadium.
Bournemouth began their first Premier League campaign arguably worse 12 months ago, losing to Aston Villa at home and Liverpool away, before picking up seven points from their next four games and breathing life into what became an impressive season.
They won their third match of the 2015/16 campaign with a visit to London that day too, a 4-3 thriller against the Irons, but don’t bank on that many goals here.