Crystal Palace vs Bournemouth 2 Feb 2016:: EPL Preview and Predictions
Crystal Palace (11th) Bournmouth (16th)
2 Feb 2016/1500ET
Crystal Palace 29/20, Draw 23/10, Bournemouth 11/5 See the Latest Odds
Crystal Palace finally got a win and this will be a big boost for this side after Alan Pardew and his men dropped from being close to the top 4 to 11th in a matter of weeks. This week they will be at home at Selhurst Park where they will take on Bournemouth. Last time these two teams met they played out a draw and the Eagles will hope they can do one better know that they are at home. Bournemouth on the other hand will also hope to make an impact on a team that has struggled in recent time in the Premier League.
Palace made a new signing this transfer window of Adebayor which will give the Eagles a big boost up front. The Togonese striker will be able to add experience and talent to this side and this can hopefully give them an edge for the rest of this season and then moving forward. I don’t know whether he will play this week or not but he will be key for them in the coming weeks due to the injury problems they have been having.
Bournemouth on the other hand will probably be happy with a draw here. That being said, I don’t think that they will leave with anything but a loss since they lack goals and away from home I doubt they can keep Crystal Palace to a low goal count. I see Palace winning here and I think it will be a big win.
As far as betting is concerned, I think taking Palace with a handicap is a good option. This side is a good team and they should beat weaker opposition convincingly at home so there is a lot of value here as well as safety so it is what I will be betting on.