Our prediction for this EFL Cup match:
A place in the EFL Cup round 4 will be at stake when Bournemouth and Crystal Palace face each other at Vitality Stadium. The Cherries are on a quest to return to the Premier League, and they could not have wished for a better start to the season. Bournemouth defeated Blackburn Rovers in their first game of the season, meaning that they are high on confidence ahead of the Carabao Cup clash.
The Eagles won their respective league fixture as well, with the team beating Southampton in their Premier League opener. A close encounter is on the cards at Vitality Stadium, and we believe that punters can find value in betting on draw. It has to be noted that under 2.5 goals have been netted in the last two meetings between the two teams. Joshua King is sidelined for the hosts, while the likes of Benteke, Cahill, Sakho, Tomkins, van Aanholt, and Wickham are injured for the visitors.
Highlighted Player (Joshua King):
Joshua King is a Norway international who plays for Premier League side Bournemouth as a striker. King was born in Oslo on January 15, 1992 and he started his career at the youth team of Romsas. In 2006 the Norwegian footballer moved to Valerenga and two years later he joined Premier League giants Manchester United. Nonetheless, he did not see any game action at Old Trafford as he was immediately sent on loan to Preston.
Joshua King played for the likes of Borussia M’gladbach, Hull City and Blackburn Rovers on loan as well before signing a permanent deal with the Riversiders in January, 2013. The pacey attacker scored only three goals in 56 appearances in the league for Blackburn Rovers, but in 2015 Bournemouth chiefs decided to bring him to Vitality Stadium.
Joshua King impressed in the 2016/2017 Premier League campaign, with the Norwegian striker scoring 16 goals in 36 appearances for the Cherries. King provided two assists for his teammates in the process as well.
Highlighted Team (Crystal Palace):
Crystal Palace Football Club is an English football club which was founded in 1905. The original headquarters of Crystal Palace was based in Sydenham. After being forced to move in 1915 the club settled in Selhurst Park which currently holds a capacity of 27 000 seats. The club Crystal Palace was named after a building which was placed on the Sydenham.
The club colors of Crystal Palace are blue and red. The supporters of Crystal Palace call their team the Eagles or the Glaziers. Crystal Palace is one of the many clubs from London. Crystal Palace never managed to win any trophy in any English football division. The best performance of Crystal Palace was in 2014/2015 where the club managed to end 10th in the Premier League.