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Action from the bottom half of the Premier League is coming your way this week, with AFC Bournemouth welcoming Crystal Palace to Vitality Stadium. The match will be played on Tuesday afternoon.
Both the sides are going through what can only be described as a poor spell, but the situation is far more dire for the Glaziers. Considering the form of the host side first, they have been fighting pretty fight off lately to reach the upper half in the table. They have been held to two draws in their last three matches, which came against the likes of Arsenal and Hull City. This phase was also clubbed with a shocking 3-1 defeat at the hands of Hull City.
As for Crystal Palace, they have lost their last four matches consecutively. They are currently sitting on top of the relegation zone, but another defeat will lead them further down in the table. Moreover, as the visiting side, they have conceded two goals in six of their last seven matches.
The Cherries are quire strong at home, having lost just one out of their last five matches. The fact that they were able to defeat Liverpool and hold Arsenal to a draw, tells that it will be a Herculean task for the visitors to salvage some points.
Bournemouth will host Crystal Palace at Dean Court on 26th December, 2015 at 15:00 hours BST.
Bournemouth will take on Crystal Palace in what definitely proves to be a thrilling game given that both of them have not lost either of the last four fixtures. Bournemouth come into this game on the back of three victories in a row over. They beat West Bromwich Albion, Chelsea and Manchester United. They will be hoping that this home game against Crystal Palace could help them continue their great for in a bit to go up the table and away from the relegation zone. The management, manager and fans will be hoping that they can play consistent football over this busy Christmas period. This is one of the best periods of football for club AFC Bournemouth.
Crystal Palace going into this game on the bounce of two consecutive victories. They beat Stoke City and Southampton and have been fairly consistent over the recent past. They have lost just one of the last seven English Premier League fixtures. They are currently fighting for the top four position and a victory in this game could help them continue their surge up the table and possibly into the top four given the outcome of the other games.
When the team sheets are compared, Crystal Palace surely have a few more experienced players but the momentum is on the side of AFC Bournemouth which could be good enough for them to continue their good run. Bournemouth also have the home advantage and home crowd on the side which could play a key role in the outcome of this fixture.
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