Bournemouth vs Crystal Palace preview: In form Cherries and Eagles meet

A look ahead to the Premier League fixture at Dean Court

It’s a big game for…

The Crystal Palace defence: The palace defenders have been struggling this season, as they have managed to keep a clean sheet on just four occasions in all competitions since the start of the season. Their ability to repel the Bournemouth attack, which includes an in-form Adam Smith who has scored two goals in his last four league games, will be important if they are to come away from this fixture with maximum points.

Best stat…

5: Bournemouth have seen five opposing players shown a red card in their games, a league high this season.

Player to Watch…

Adam Smith: The Bournemouth defender has been impressive recently, scoring two goals in his last four league matches. He was also instrumental in the side’s recent victory over West Bromwich Albion, as he scored a goal and was involved in the sending off of West Brom’s James McClean.

Past three meetings…

Crystal Palace 2 Bournemouth 3, Second Division, March 1989

Bournemouth 2 Crystal Palace 0, Second Division, November 1988

Crystal Palace 3 Bournemouth 0, Second Division, April 1988

Form Guide…

Bournemouth: LDDWWW

Crystal Palace: WLWDWW

Vital Information…

Kick-Off Time: 15:00

TV: Highlights, BBC1, 10:30pm

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