AFC Bournemouth vs Crystal Palace Betting Preview – 01/10/18

AFC Bournemouth vs Crystal Palace Betting Preview – 01/10/18

AFC Bournemouth vs Crystal Palace

This weeks addition of Monday Night Football come in the form of Bournemouth and Crystal Palace. The Cherries head into this fixture looking to avenge the recent drubbing inflicted by Burnley last weekend, while Palace will be looking to continue with their positive away from, having lost just once on the road so far this season.

Bournemouth have had an inconsistent start to their fourth season in the Premier League this time out; they’ve won three, lost two and drawn one of their opening six games and recently found themselves humbled by Burnley away from home, losing 4-0 to the Clarets last weekend. Eddie Howe’s men have been solid at home so far this term however, they’re unbeaten in four at The Vitality so will be looking to maintain that record in this evening’s clash against the Eagles.

The hosts haven’t struggled to find the net at home this time out, scoring at least once in all four of their opening home matches. Their last two matches at the Vitality have both ended in an over 3.5 goals scoreline, which could suggest a fairly high-scoring affair tonight. Over 2.5 goals seems like a good bet, which is priced at odds of 8/11 with most bookmakers, however both Betfair and BetVictor are offering it slightly higher at 4/5.

The Cherries have only managed to keep one clean sheet so far this season, and with Palace’s attacking threat considered we’d be surprised to see them claim one in this encounter. Both teams to score is being priced at odds of 4/6 with Betfair, higher than the 8/13 being offered with the majority of other bookmakers.

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Crystal Palace have been one of the few teams to actually perform better away from home this season. The Eagles have taken six points from nine on the road so far this term, with their most recent away victory coming in the form of a slender 1-0 win over Huddersfield a fortnight ago. It’s been an altogether different scenario at Selhurst Park however, as Roy Hodgson’s men are yet to win a match on home soil, drawing last weeks clash against Newcastle 0-0 in a match they really should have done better in.

The visitors will possess the most talented player on the pitch this evening in the form of Wilfried Zaha. The 25-year-old has been one of the Premier League’s standout performers so far and can win a game on his own when he’s on song, so he’ll be vital in Palace’s chances of victory tonight.

Zaha has already bagged three goals this season and won’t think twice about adding to that in this clash; the Ivory Coast international is best priced at odds of 13/2 to score first tonight with Bet365, while he’s 2/1 just to score anytime with Betway and we think at those odds, that could be a really decent shout here.

Wilfried Zaha Palace

Recommended bet:

We’ve gone for a 4/1 RequestABet with SkyBet tonight. You can add it directly to your bet-slip HERE.