BOU vs CRY Dream11 Prediction: Bournemouth welcomes Crystal Palace to the Vitality Stadium for the second round of the EFL Cup. Newly relegated Bournemouth played and won the first round of the Championship, beating Blackburn Rovers 3-2 with an 84th-minute winner. They’ve been under a new manager, Jason Tindall, after parting ways with their long-term boss, Eddie Howe, as they look to make it back into the Premier League. Crystal Palace comfortably avoided relegation in the previous season and will want to build upon their 1-0 win over Southampton on the weekend. For clubs like these, who wouldn’t dare dream of Premier League glory, or securing the European spots, or sometimes even a top-half finish, the EFL Carabao Cup offers some respite. This is their chance to go far ahead into a cup competition and challenge the big boys for some silverware. A trip to Wembley to see their beloved club play is often the highlight of the season for their fans. This is the biggest stage for their players and a win in this competition will encourage them to have a great second half of the season. That said, both clubs will definitely go all out in trying to secure the win for their side.
Fixture name & competition: AFC Bournemouth vs Crystal Palace, EFL Cup
Date & Time: 16th September, 12:15 am (IST)
Venue: Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth
AFC Bournemouth – LWLWW;
Crystal Palace – WWWDW
Head-to-head (last five meetings): Over the last 5 meetings, Crystal Palace won the last 3 and Bournemouth won the other 2.
Last meeting: Bournemouth 0-2 Crystal Palace (21st July 2020, Premier League)
Live Streaming: VH1, JioTV
BOU vs CRY Dream11 Prediction Team News, Injury Report, Starting Lineups
AFC Bournemouth Team New
Injury Report, Unavailability, Doubtful:
Diego Rico and Asmir Begovic both are carrying knocks and will be monitored before the match.
In addition, both Steve Cook and Chris Mepham returned to full fitness recently and may feature in BOU vs CRY Dream11 Team Prediction.
Expected changes: David Brooks and Phillip Billing are expected to return to the lineup after missing out on the weekend against Blackburn Rovers. Bournemouth have lost Callum Wilson and Simon Fraser to Newcastle United over the transfer window and Arnaut Danjuma and Dominic Solanke are likely to play instead. They also lost Nathan Ake to Manchester City who should be replaced by Lloyd Kelly. Goalkeeper, Aaron Ramsdale, has made the move to Sheffield United and Mark Travers has replaced him. Dan Gosling may also feature in midfield.
BOU Playing 11 (probable):
Mark Travers (GK)
Crystal Palace Team News
Injury Report, Unavailability:
Nathan Ferguson and Patrick van Aanholt are likely to miss out with Tyrick Mitchell to replace the latter.
Doubtful: Christian Benteke, Mamadou Sakho, James Tomkin and Gary Cahill are all doubtful and likely to miss the game so as to avoid injuries before they travel to Manchester United on the weekend.
Expected changes: New signings – Eberechi Eze and Michy Batshuayi, might get starts after making the bench against Southampton. Luka Milivojevic is likely to feature in the lineup after only making the bench on the weekend. There is also a chance that Wayne Hennessey plays in goal over Vincente Guaita.
CRY Playing 11 (probable):
Wayne Hennessey (GK)
Who will win today’s match?
Bookies have unsurprisingly offered better odds on Palace beating Bournemouth. Unfortunately, Jason Tindall’s side have lost a lot of top players after their relegation which has seriously weakened their team. Roy Hodgson will set up Wilfried Zaha, Andros Townsend and Michy Batshuayi as the front three with new signing, Eberechi Eze, playing right behind them. After losing players like Callum Wilson, Simon Fraser, Nathan Ake and Aaron Ramsdale, Bournemouth will be quite toothless in attack and defence. They are no more a Premier League side which will massively favour the Eagles which they are guaranteed to exploit. Confidence must be high in both camps after they edged their opponents by a goal over the weekend. Bournemouth played out a 5 goal thriller, whereas the Palace game was much slower with a mere 1-0 win over Southampton, coming from a Zaha goal. The odds are heavily stacked against the Cherries as Palace have the stronger players, more experienced manager and home advantage hasn’t accounted for much with games being played behind closed doors. Bournemouth will have to outwork Palace and beat them in every aspect of the game for the result to go their way, and having survived the Premier League for many years, they will be ready for the BOU vs CRY Dream11 Match Prediction.
BOU vs CRY Dream11 Teams
Wilfried Zaha – The prolific forward, Zaha, has been amazing the Premier League with his dribbling skills, for years now. A number of top clubs want his signature and it is still possible that he might leave this summer. He was quite underwhelming last season but has contributed to 58 goals and provided 70 assists during his time at Palace. If the Eagles want to win some silverware and stay up in the Premier League, another fine season from the Ivorian is a necessity.
Junior Stanislas – Jason Tindall will count on a big performance from Stanislas in order to beat the Premier League side. He is very important to Bournemouth, not just in terms of goals and assists, but also in terms of chance creation. His crosses and long passes will be a menace in the Palace box and Roy Hodgson will task his team with cutting him out of the game.
Andros Townsend – The 29-year-old will make it a point to dart up and down the right flank to unsettle the Bournemouth defence. He is known for his long-range curlers into the top pocket of the goal, and rest assured, if he is given that space by the Cherries, he will exploit it to punish them.
X-factors (differential picks)
David Brooks – The youngster, David Brooks, missed a major chunk of last season due to injury, but is now fit and raring to go. He has been linked with moves away from the club but the Welsh international will not let that bother him as he will look to build on his breakthrough 2018/19 season. Having done very well in the Premier League, he will be no stranger to what Palace will offer.
Michy Batshuayi – After a very promising start to his career which included a big-money move to Chelsea, Batshuayi now finds himself reviving his career at Crystal Palace. With 126 goals 32 assists in his career, Batshuayi is far from finished and will want to prove his critics wrong. Playing alongside the likes of Zaha, Townsend and Ayew can do a whole lot of good to him.
Dominic Solanke – Dominic Solanke will be the new first-choice striker of the Cherries with Callum Wilson out the door and even Josh King on the brink of an exit to a Premier League club now. He hasn’t had the most illustrious career so far in his short time in senior-level football, but now that the mantle has been passed onto him, the stakes are higher.