CRY vs BOU Dream11: Crystal Palace heads into the midweek fixture against Bournemouth looking to build on one of their best performances of the season last weekend against Burnley. The Eagles hold a two-point advantage over their next opponent and can break into the top-10 with a win in this game.
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Palace were in the top-six not so long ago, but things can change in a trice in this league and Palace have been substandard for the last four weeks. That is 12 points, and Palace collected only one point from those fixtures. No wonder, Roy Hodgson's team tumbled down from the fringes of European places to the edges of relegation in a matter of weeks. But the Eagles arrested their fall with a deserving 0-2 win at Burnley. Once again, Palace looked up to their superstar winger Wilfried Zaha, and he didn't disappoint.
Crystal Palace at home this season: (16th best)
Goals for: 05
Goals against: 07
Bournemouth are now a slide on their own. The 3-2 defeat at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium was their 3rd straight game where the team left empty-handed. Eddie Howe must be the guy with a lot to ponder upon and the survival scrimmage his team is now very much a part of. What's more terrifying for the Cherries is that after the tough away trip at Selhurst Park, they will be playing against Liverpool and Chelsea in two successive games. There is every chance that Bournemouth may end up with zero points from those games.
Bournemouth on the road this season: (10th best)
Goals for: 09
Goals against: 11
Host: Crystal Palace
Competition: Premier League
Match Venue: Selhurst Park
Match Timing: Wednesday, December 04, @01:00 AM
Crystal Palace: Won 0-2 at Burnley last weekend. Goals by- Wilfried Zaha (45+1′) and Jeffrey Schlupp (78′).
Bournemouth: Lost 3-2 against Tottenham Hotspur.
Crystal Palace to win: 2.15 (23/20), Probability to happen: 46.51%
Bournemouth to win: 3.40 (12/5), Probability to happen: 29.41%
Draw: 3.40 (12/5), Probability to happen: 29.41%
Crystal Palace: Luka Milivojevic, Jordan Ayew, Andros Townsend, Wilfried Zaha, Patrick van Aanholt
Bournemouth: Callum Wilson, Harry Wilson, Jefferson Lerma, Philip Billing
Jordan Ayew: 4 goals
Luka Milivojevic: 2 goals
Patrick van Aanholt: 2 goals
Wilfried: 2 goals
Harry Wilson: 6 goals
Callum Wilson: 5 goals
Crystal Palace team news: The home team will go into this game with Bournemouth without three defenders in the form of Gary Cahill, Joe Ward and Scott Dann. Cahill and Ward missed the last week's win over Burnley with injuries, while Dann, who started the game at Turf Moor, suffered an ankle injury and will miss this game.
Expect James Tomkins and Mamadou Sakho to partner at the back, with the rest of the backline remaining same from the last game. In addition, Wayne Hennessey is fit now and will battle Vicente Guaita for a place in goal.
Bournemouth team news: The Cherries have some real issues in this department with as many as seven first-team players on injury list ahead of this game. Four of them are definitely out – David Brooks, Junior Stanislas, Charlie Daniels, and Joshua King – while Adam Smith, Andrew Surman, and Lloyd Kelly are all on the sideline.
Crystal Palace: Vicente Guaita / Wayne Hennessey (GK), Martin Kelly, James Tomkins, Mamadou Sakho, Patrick Van Aanholt, Cheikhou Kouyate, Luka Milivojevic, James McArthur, Jeffrey Schlupp, Wilfried Zaha, Andre Ayew
Bournemouth: Aaron Ramsdale (GK), Adam Smith, Steve Cook, Nathan Ake, Diego Rico, Arnaut Danjuma-Groneveld, Philip Billing / Dan Gosling, Jefferson Lerma, Fraser, Harry Wilson, Callum Wilson
Crystal Palace will go into the game as favourites.