Making a much-needed return to winning ways over the weekend, Crystal Palace will have their sights set on landing back-to-back victories when they welcome Bournemouth to Selhurst Park on Tuesday night.
After entering December with an unenviable run of fixtures that saw them face off against the likes of Manchester City, Chelsea, Liverpool, and Leicester, Roy Hodgson’s men landed a shock 2-0 win away at Burnley on Saturday afternoon and the mood in their camp will be on the rise.
While Tuesday’s hosts may have made a return to winning ways over the weekend, Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth side remain at the heart of an extended struggle.
Now losing their last three Premier League matches on the bounce, there is no doubt that the Cherries will have some unpleasant memories of their last meeting against Hodgson’s men.
You might be interested to know that when Palace last welcomed Bournemouth to South London back in May, the Eagles landed a stunning 5-3 win and a similar home victory can be found at 11/10 with Bet365.
Wilfried Zaha starting to shine?
If Palace are to get their campaign back on track and reclaim their spot in the top half, then there is no doubt that former England boss Roy Hodgson will be calling on attacking talisman Wilfried Zaha to lead their charge in midweek.
Once again finding the net at Turf Moor last time out in the Eagles’ 2-0 win over Burnley, the Ivory Coast international has now scored back-to-back Premier League goals for the first time since February.
You might be interested to know that the one-time Manchester United winger can be found pencilled in at 13/5 with Coral to make it three in three at Selhurst Park on Tuesday night.
Although Hodgson may have praised his side’s display on the road over the weekend, fans in South London will be calling on their side to find some much-needed stability on home soil.
Palace have lost their last three straight matches in the capital, conceded a pair of goals against Liverpool, Manchester City, and Leicester. The Eagles can be found at 2/1 with Paddy Power to once again ship over 1.5 goals at Selhurst Park in midweek.
Howe’s defensive headache
Watching Tottenham pick up three points over the weekend and now losing their last three matches on the spin, Eddie Howe’s men have remarkably recorded just a single victory across any format since the 20th of September.
A huge part of Bournemouth’s struggles over the past month has undoubtedly been with their issues at the back.
Once again shipping a trio of goals on the road over the weekend, the Cherries have now conceded two or more strikes in each of their last three matches on the bounce. Howe’s men can be found at 11/10 with 888sport to suffer a similar fate away from the Vitality on Tuesday night.
If the Cherries are to pick up a much-needed morale boost outside of the South Coast, then Howe could be calling for Liverpool loanee Harry Wilson to carry on from where he left off last weekend.
Bagging both goals away at Spurs on Saturday afternoon, the Wales international has three strikes in his last three Premier League appearances and can be found at 13/5 with William Hill to extend on that tally in midweek.