Premier League AFC Bournemouth vs Crystal Palace
Bournemouth and Crystal Palace face two opponents on equal terms on Monday. Who prevails?
Anyone who wants to banish the Monday night with football, could witness an interesting Premier League game. At the Vitality Stadium, AFC Bournemouth will host Crystal Palace at the end of Matchday 7. The teams compete for the strongest possible position behind the top teams in the league, with the Cherries as standings currently slightly better than Palace, which ranks eleventh. However, the visitors from London could pass Bournemouth with a win. Will that succeed?
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The bookies consider Bournemouth on Monday night as a relatively clear favorite, which is quite understandable. The Cherries are the better positioned team and have been strong at home so far. In contrast, however, is a London troop that is dangerous away (6th place) and has equal peer class. From the victory tip we advise against.
It seems much more appropriate to think about the goal bet. In the past three encounters with AFC participation fell a full five goals per game – a high value, which is based mainly on Bournemouth’s flagging defensive.
The goal balance of opponents Palace, on the other hand, does not look spectacular, but last time in the League Cup, the team was already warm. Led by Leader Zaha, it may well pose a threat.
Thus, a match at eye level seems to be expected, in which both teams will earn enough scoring opportunities. It’s hard to say whoever prevails, but a match with more than two goals is likely.
The last three results: 3: 2 vs. Blackburn Rovers, 0: 4 Vs. Burnley 4: 2 vs.. Leicester City
One thing is certain: Fans of AFC Bournemouth could not complain about too little spectacle. The fans could admire 15 goals alone in the past three competitive games – Bournemouth did not even play a competitive match in which at least two goals were scored.
The problem of the team that the team does not always score the goals themselves. On the contrary: Only one Premier League game ended AFC in the current season without conceding – the opening match against Cardiff.
Since then, Bournemouth simply lacks the necessary closeness to keep their own box clean. A weakness that has already cost one or the other point. Recently, you even had to accept Burnley for a bad bankruptcy. 0: 4 it was said after 90 desolate minutes in which the team not only unity, but also missing commitment and fighting spirit. Apparently they had underestimated the kriselnden opponent.
After all, in the Cup, the team showed the right reaction and earned earned, although less clear than results technically hoped, against second division Blackburn by. The next round is over, now the concentration is again the league, where you want to continue to put pressure on Manchester United and the preceding competition. This will not be possible without points, so expectations of the outcome of the match on Monday are clear.
Possible lineup AFC Bournemouth
Bournemouth coach Howe had done a great job in the Cup and now faces the question of whom he trusts. The partly convincing reservists, who could prove however “only” against a unterklassiges? Or the established ones, who failed completely against Burnley but completely? The answer may be a mix that decides on an individual case. The following formation seems conceivable.
Begovic – A. Smith, S. Cook, Aké, Diego Rico – Brooks, Jefferson Lerma, Gosling, Fraser – King, Wilson
The last three results: 3: 0 vs. West Bromwich Albion, 0-0 away. Newcastle United, 1-0 vs. Huddersfield Town
It is not yet clear where the journey is going for Crystal Palace. The little brother of London’s big clubs is doing well, much better than at the beginning of last season. But the scale is not the catastrophic year 2017/18, when you were still pointless after eight matchdays. The scale is international – and whether it will reach into these spheres is doubtful.
There is little to stop at Crystal’s defensive. That was already past season so. Coach Roy Hodgson has managed to build a small bastion in northern London that is difficult to storm. The five games without conceding, which were imported from the first eight games, prove this assumption.
Offensively, however, the Motter stutters again tremendously. At the beginning of the season, when they dominated directly against Fulham, it had looked different, but now the usual crystalline image is confirmed: defensive solid, difficult to see in the attack.
The necessary quality is available. With Zaha, Jordan Ayew, Andrew Townsend or even Jeffrey Schlupp capable offensive forces are in Crystals ranks, but in the development and, above all, the exploitation of scoring opportunities, it lacks the necessary consistency. At least one opponent is waiting for Bournemouth, who also gives offensively weak opponents opportunities to score. This is simply to use.
Possible lineup Crystal Palace
Hodgson will dare despite the successful Cup presentation no major experiments and the rausrotierten regulars back into the starting eleven. At least that would be his well-known style, which in the case of the case would fall victim to Max Meyer. The German was in the league in the starting eleven, but should be against Bournemouth again sitting on the bench.
Hennessey – Wan-Bissaka, Tomkins, Sakho, van Aanholt – Kouyate, Milivojevic, McArhur – A. Townsend, J. Ayew, Zaha
Insider Tip: Over 2.5 goals