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Predicted Bournemouth Line-up To Face Crystal Palace In The Premier League

Bournemouth host Crystal Palace at Dean Court this Saturday and the Cherries come into this game after losing just once in their last 5 games. Team morale will certainly be on a high and they will be looking to make it tough for the visitors. Palace are struggling to cement their top-flight status and they will be desperate for a win this weekend.

However, given Bournemouth’s recent run of form, it will be tough to beat them at home. Also, a win for the home side could help them solidify their position in the top-ten.

Probable Bournemouth XI

Manager: Roy Hodgson

Formation: 4-4-2

Asmir Begovic (GK)

Begovic has been a constant presence for Bournemouth at the back and he is expected to retain his spot between the sticks.

Ryan Fraser (RB)

Fraser should take up his usual role on the right-hand side of the defence.

Steve Cook (CB)

Cook has been impressive lately and he should find his name in the starting line-up against Palace. He will have to be wary of an unpredictable Palace attack.

Nathan Ake

Nathan Ake (CB)

Ake is expected to partner Cook at the back and the duo will have to be at its best to stop Palace.

Charlie Daniels (LB)

Daniels’ lively performances on the left-hand side have added an interesting dimension to the Cherries’ overall gameplay and he is likely to start here.

Dan Gosling (CM)

Gosling can dictate proceedings in the centre of the park to maintain fluidity in the game and he will be a key player for Bournemouth.

Lewis Cook (CM)

Cook often provides an effective link between attack and defence for the club and he is likely to start this weekend.

Marc Pugh (LM)

With Stanislas sidelined, Pugh should start this weekend.

Jermain Defoe

Jordan Ibe (RM)

Ibe should be taking up his duty on the right-hand side of the midfield and his performances will be crucial towards unlocking the Palace defence.

Joshua King (CF)

King is likely to retain his spot and his contributions in the final third can unlock several opportunities for the Cherries.

Jermain Defoe (CF)

Defoe scored a goal in their previous outing and that might help him receive a start ahead of Callum Wilson.


Written by Meghna Sengupta

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