Match date: 26 Dec 2015
| Sport: Football
| Competition: England Premier League
| Stake: 7/10
| Pick: G/G
| Match result:
0-0 - Lost
Bournemouth occupies decent 14th position at the table in English Premier league and that's not bad result since they are newly promoted side. It seems that they finally founded their form and in last five rounds are without defeat, in those matches they managed to defeat Manchester United and Chelsea and most recently celebrated over West Brom on the road 1:2. Bornemouth will now host Crystal Palace in 18th round of Premier league and it won't be easy to achieve positive outcome here. They had great previous season in Championship where they won title and promotion but now must try to continue with good results in order to keep their Premier league status. They had a pretty bad start of this campaign but now seems capable to beat almost every team in league. So far they scored 22 goals but conceded 32 and must try to improve their defense. Bournemouth didn't had much luck in Capital One Cup and in 1/8 finals were eliminated by Liverpool on the road 1:0. They played only once against Crystal Palace about four years ago in friendly match and celebrated at home 3:1. All in all Bournemouth now seems very good and for sure will give their best here in front of their fans to continue with series of good results. Forward Callum Wilson, defenders Tyrone Mings and Tommy Elphick and attacking midfielder Max Gradel will stay out of the action for this match due to injuries, attacking midfielders Christian Atsu and Lee Tomin will be out due to fitness problems while also attacking midfielders Joshua King and Junior Stanislas are in doubt due to a minor injuries.
Crystal Palace on the other side, also improved their form and they are currently at 6th position at the table with equal number of points as 5th placed Manchester United and they already dreaming about European competitions. In last seven rounds in Premier league Crystal Palace suffered only one narrow defeat against Sunderland at home while achieved four victories, most recently in last round celebrated over Stoke City on the road 1:2. Previous season they ended at 10th position and now they showed significant improvement of their form and for sure will give their best here to continue with series of good results. They were also eliminated from Capital one Cup in 1/8 finals with convincing defeat against Manchester City 5:1. Crystal Palace is in good shape, they suffered six defeats in this campaign in league and only two of them were on the road, they are for sure capable to achieve positive outcome here if continue with performances like so far, they showed decent goal scoring skills and scored 23 goals while also did a solid job in defense and conceded 16. As for absent players, defensive midfielder Mile Jedinak, attacking midfielder Bakary Sako and forwards Dwight Gayle and Kwesi Appiah will miss this match due to injuries while midfielder Yohan Cabaye and forward Connor Wickham are in doubt due to a slight injuries.
This will for sure be very interesting clash between two sides which significantly improved their form since start of this season, Bournemouth managed to get out of relegation zone and they are coming here with boosted morale and for sure will try to achieve positive outcome and reach higher positions while Crystal Palace is at more than decent 6th place at the table and they will for sure go for a victory to at least retain their position, I expect great match with plenty of chances and both teams to score seems like a logical choice.