After a three-month break, Bournemouth resume their fight against relegation as they host a Crystal Palace side that are comfortably safe in midtable.
Eddie Howe’s Cherries have struggled for results this season and find themselves returning for the final nine fixtures locked in a fierce battle against relegation. They’re currently in the bottom three, but only on goal difference and are within two points of 15th-place Brighton.
One big boost for Bournemouth is their injury issues from earlier in the season subsiding after the time away to recover, with key youngster David Brooks reportedly available to step in after sitting out the season so far with an ankle problem.
Crystal Palace, meanwhile, had the imposed suspension of the season come just as they were building momentum with three consecutive hard-fought 1-0 wins over fellow bottom-half sides Newcastle, Watford and Brighton - Roy Hodgson will be targeting a similar outcome here.
They’ve also been a solid outfit on the road this season, losing just one of their last five away matches. They’ve won just one of four Premier League visits to the Vitality Stadium, while their last visit last season was a 2-1 defeat following a late Junior Stanislas penalty.
The reverse fixture at Selhurst Park back in December was a 1-0 win for Palace, who claimed all three points after Mamadou Sakho’s 19th-minute red card. Jeffrey Schlupp’s strike midway through the second half proved the difference.
Palace have kept 12 clean sheets from 29 matches so far, only five sides have kept more. You can get odds of 8/1 for a fourth-straight 1-0 Crystal Palace win, and 15/4 for them to win to nil.
We recommend backing Crystal Palace for the win here, and to keep a clean sheet. 15/4 is a generous price given their record before the break.
*All prices correct at the time of writing and subject to change