Our match prediction:
Crystal Palace will be aiming to make amends for back-to-back losses to the likes of WBA and Tottenam when they square off against Bournemouth at their Selhurst Park. The Eagles have yet to find the net in the 2016/2017 Premier League campaign and they are eager to put an end to the negative trend. The lack of confidence seems to be the team’s biggest problem ahead of the visit of Bournemouth, but the capital club are certainly capable of picking up all three points from Saturday’s football match. The Cherries were beaten by Manchester United (1-3) in the opening match of the season in front of home fans and they head into the game against Palace following a 1-0 loss to West Ham United in London. Both teams have been struggling of late, but we predict that the Eagles are closer to recording their first win of the season than their rivals.
Highligted Player (Zaha):
Wilfried Zaha is a football player who started his youth career at Crystal Palace aged 12. On 27 March 2010, Zaha made his first-team debut against Cardiff City and he continued playing for the Eagles until 25 January 2013, when he signed a deal with Manchester United for a reported £15m. However, the pacey winger made no more than two appearances for Manchester United in the 2013/2014 Premier League campaign. In 2015 he joined his boyhood club Crystal Palace and went on to score four goals for the Eagles in the 2014/2015 Premier League season. Wilfried Zaha was born in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, but he decided to represent England on the international stage. He made his debut for the Three Lions on 11 November, 2012 in a friendly game against Sweden. Wilfried Zaha made 13 appearances for the England U21 team as well and he scored one goal for the side.
Highlighted Team (Bournemouth):
Bournemouth are a professional football club that was formed back in 1890. The Cherries secured promotion to the Premier League in the 2015/2016 season, with the team making it to the English top flight for the first time ever. Bournemouth play their home games at Dean Court and the capacity of the stadium is 11,469. The Cherries enjoyed a very successful season on their Premier League debut, with the team beating the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United in the national championship. Glenn Murray scored the winner for Bournemouth in the 1-0 win over the capital club at Stamford Bridge and that is probably the greatest victory in the club’s history. Bournemouth have been participating in the FA Cup since 1913, but they have yet to win the trophy in the prestigious competition. It has to be noted that the club’s original name Boscombe Athletic Football Club was changed to Bournemouth back in 1923 as the club owners wanted the Cherries to be more representative of the district.