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Preview: Bournemouth v Crystal Palace

1 October 2018

Palace will be hoping to clinch their fifth win from six away games this season at the expense of Bournemouth on Monday night, at a venue they have enjoyed visiting in recent years.

Palace are undefeated at the Vitality Stadium since the Cherries reached the Premier League four seasons ago, with a 2-0 win in January 2017 sandwiched between a pair of draws, including last season's 2-2 scoreline.

A win for Roy Hodgson's team will see them reach 100 in the Premier League, becoming the 22nd team to hit three figures for three-pointers.

Cherries enjoying home comforts

Callum Wilson

While the Eagles have been better on their travels than at Selhurst Park this term, conversely Bournemouth are unbeaten in four league games on their own patch following their 4-2 win over Leicester City a fortnight ago, which saw them race into a 4-0 lead.

However, they were on the receiving end of that scoreline last week as Burnley enjoyed a field day at Turf Moor, leaving Eddie Howe's team eighth in the table with 10 points from their first six games.

They have also won twice in the Carabao Cup on home soil, firstly dispatching MK Dons 3-0 before Callum Wilson's stoppage-time winner edged out Blackburn Rovers 3-2 on Tuesday after the hosts had let a two-goal lead slip. 

View from the opposition

Eddie Howe

Eddie Howe: "We have always found Crystal Palace to be very tough competitors with a very good squad and a very experienced manager. I don't envisage this game being too different from the previous ones, so hopefully we come out on top of this one.

"Zaha is an outstanding player. He did well against us in the two games last year, we found him difficult to deal with. From our perspective that is something we will look to improve. As I would say with any team it is not just him.

"You have Andros Townsend on the other wing who has had a good start to the season. When Benteke plays he is a focal point for them, and they have got excellent midfielders with a lot of experience.

"So there are a lot of areas that they manage very well. But of course we have good players the other way. We know if we are at the top of our game we are a match for anyone."

Team news

Ryan Fraser

Bournemouth: Charlie Daniels is closing in on a first-team return having been out since the end of last month with a knee issue.

Diego Rico is also struggling with a hamstring injury, while Dan Gosling is hoping to return after a calf problem.

Palace: Jairo Riedewald was forced off early in the Carabao Cup win against West Bromwich Albion and will miss this game, but should be back in training next week.

Christian Benteke is being monitored daily as he attempts to regain full fitness after struggling recently with a knee complaint, while Scott Dann and Connor Wickham are back in training.

Matchday officials

Mike Dean

It's a second Palace appointment of the season for Mike Dean, who also oversaw the opening day win against Fulham.

The Eagles have won nine and drawn 10 of the 25 games he has taken charge of, winning all of the last four.

Referee: Mike Dean
Assistants: Dan Robathan and Mark Scholes
Fourth official: Kevin Friend

Matchday stats

Ryan Fraser

Bournemouth have won just once in six previous Premier League matches against Palace - 2-1 at Selhurst Park in February 2016.

Palace have lost just once in their last five away league games against Bournemouth, after losing nine of their previous 10 visits.

The away side has opened the scoring in each of the last four Premier League meetings between Bournemouth and Crystal Palace, but have only gone on to win once.

Bournemouth have never won a Premier League game on a Monday in five attempts.

Palace have won three of their last four Premier League away games, as many as they had in their previous 20 combined.

Ryan Fraser has had a hand in five goals in his last four Premier League games at the Vitality Stadium (4 goals, 1 assist).

Wilfried Zaha has scored in all three of Crystal Palace’s away league games so far this season.

Jermaine Defoe has scored nine goals in his 11 Premier League matches against Palace, including six in his last four.

The Eagles are looking to record three consecutive Premier League clean sheets for the first time since March 2017.


  Bournemouth wins Draws Palace wins
League 28 19 23
FA Cup 0 0 0
League Cup 0 0 0
Total 28 19 23


Tickets and travel

Vitality Stadium

Tickets for this game are sold out.

Live coverage

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If you live outside the UK, find out if the game is being screened live in your country.

There will also be updates on our official Twitter account and on the official Palace app, and highlights available on Palace TV.

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Match Reports

Report: Bournemouth 2-1 Crystal Palace

1 October 2018

Late drama saw Palace fall to a 2-1 defeat to Bournemouth after a controversial penalty award allowed Junior Stanislas to net the winner four minutes from time.

The Eagles had clawed their way back into the game following David Brooks’ early opener thanks to a fine strike by Patrick van Aanholt 10 minutes into the second half, and looked on course to potentially win the game before Mike Dean handed the Cherries a penalty after a tussle between Jefferson Lerma and Mamadou Sakho, which Stanislas netted to defeat the Eagles.

Bournemouth began sharply with some intricate passing and good off-the-ball running, and it took just four minutes for their fans to celebrate. Adam Smith nudged his way down the left wing and slid a low cross into the area for Callum Wilson to hold up, and the striker laid it off into the path of Brooks for the Welshman to fire first-time into the top corner via the bar, leaving his international teammate Wayne Hennessey grasping thin air.

In response, Palace quickly found their way down the other end and Luka Milivojevic saw a goalbound free-kick take a vital deflection off the Cherries’ wall, before Max Meyer nearly marked his first Premier League start with a goal thanks to a drive from 25 yards which forced Asmir Begovic to hit the turf to save.

Throughout the opening 45 Eddie Howe’s team looked quick and comfortable in possession and they nearly added a second when Ryan Fraser whipped a free-kick into the box for Steve Cook to attack but his header was straight at Hennessey, but as the half edged towards its conclusion the Eagles began to show some neat football of their own to create an exciting end-to-end affair, but the only chance they could muster was a wild long-ranger from Jordan Ayew which flew well off target.

But after play restarted that began to chance, and not long after kick-off James McArthur suffered the same fate when his first-time blast failed to trouble Begovic, however it was a sign of Palace’s ever-growing confidence and their positivity was rewarded on 55 minutes they grabbed a deserved equaliser.

Van Aanholt picked the ball out of the air and squared it to Wilfried Zaha, who had escaped the clutches of the Bournemouth defence for the first time all night. He was fortunate to see a pass inadvertently ricochet off Meyer and spin back into his path, but he then proceeded to stroke the ball into the Dutchman’s path to control and fire high into the Cherries net to score in consecutive games.

While the scoreline may have shown the sides level, Palace were in the ascendency and Andros Townsend fired just wide 10 minutes later, but there was a real scare for Roy Hodgson’s team with eight minutes remaining when a miscontrol by Van Aanholt allowed the speedy Fraser to seized possession, nutmeg Sakho and race goalwards before unselfishly putting Wilson one-one-one with Hennessey, but the Palace stopper stayed big and made a good save with his legs.

Two minutes later, the keeper once again kept his team level when he produced another top stop to prevent Dan Gosling netting with a diving header, however with four minutes came the controversy which saw Palace’s point, and the chance of seizing a late win, slip from their grasp.

Bournemouth sent in a free-kick from the right and amongst the jostling inside the box, Lerma went and Dean pointed to spot, deeming that Sakho had elbowed the midfielder in the face. Replays showed it looked unintentional, but regardless minutes after arriving as a substitute Stanislas stepped up and tucked the penalty down the middle to snatch victory for the Cherries.

Bournemouth: Begovic, Francis, S. Cook, Ake, Smith, Brooks (Gosling 58), Lerma, L. Cook, Fraser, Wilson, King (Stanislas 84). Subs not used: Boruc, Rico, Surman, Mousset, Defoe.

Palace: Hennessey, Wan-Bissaka, Tomkins, Sakho, Van Aanholt, McArthur (Schlupp 77), Milivojevic, Meyer (Kouyaté 84), Townsend, Zaha, Ayew (Sørloth 82). Subs not used: Guaita, Ward, Kelly, Puncheon.

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Ticket News

TICKETS: Bournemouth Trip is a Sell Out

11 September 2018

Tickets for Crystal Palace's visit to Bournemouth on Monday 1st October are now sold out.

The Eagles have sold their full allocation, meaning the away section of the Vitality Stadium will be packed out with supporters hoping that Palace can keep their unbeaten Premier League record at the venue intact.

As with all sold out away games the club will be operating a waiting list, which supporters can join for any returned tickets the club may receive.

To join, simply purchase the free Bournemouth Waiting List product online where you will be required to log into your Palace Once Account. Once purchased, please ensure all your contact details are up to date.

If any tickets become available, supporters will be contacted by email with the instructions on how to purchase any available tickets.

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