AFC Bournemouth vs Crystal Palace - 3/14/20 English Premier League, Preview, Picks, and Prediction
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3/14/20 11:00 AM ET
Bournemouth 0.0 (-140) O/U 2.5
AFC Bournemouth (LDLLW) and Crystal Palace (WWWLL) will meet on Saturday, March 14th for an English Premier League match at Vitality Stadium. The match is scheduled for an 11:00 AM ET start time.
Bournemouth is coming off a 2-1 loss to titan-like Liverpool on March 7th in English Premier League action. Bournemouth has now lost three of its last four matches overall, only winning one match in their last five. In the loss to Liverpool, Callum Wilson opened the scoring for Bournemouth in the ninth minute. Their happiness quickly passed when Mohamed Salah scored in the 24th and Sadio Mane in the 33rd to give Liverpool the tying and game-winning goals respectively. Bournemouth owned 26% of the total possession in the match, and they only had six total shots.
Crystal Palace is coming off a 1-0 win over Watford in their last game on March 7th in Premier League play. Crystal Palace has won its last three matches outright, as the end of February and start of March has been kind to Palace. In the win over Watford, Jordan Ayew scored the eventual game-winning goal in the 28th minute to give Crystal Palace the victory. Crystal Palace has now shut out its opponents in their last three games, all victories of course. Crystal Palace's defense was blown up in a 3-1 loss to Everton on February 8th, but ever since then, it has been unbeatable.
Crystal Palace defeated AFC Bournemouth in the last match these two teams played against each other on December 3rd, 2019. Crystal Palace has won two, Bournemouth one, along with two draws for the last five matches these teams have played against each other. That includes a 5-3 wild win for Crystal Palace on May 12th, 2019 in Premier League play. Bournemouth is currently 18th in the English Premier League table, as relegation has become a very real possibility. Crystal Palace is currently in 11th in the table, as they are right in the middle of the pack.
Crystal Palace has won on the road and at home in their three-game winning streak, so I am not worried about them taking on Bournemouth away from home. I think there is serious value in taking Crystal Palace -0.0, so I will make that my free pick.