Mark your card for the first Saturday back in the Premier League. After profit on Wednesday, George Pitts provides a best bet and score prediction for each clash.
AFC Bournemouth v Crystal Palace
Bournemouth v Crystal Palace: Premier League head-to-head stats
A new first for the BBC as they show a live Premier League game. Bournemouth v Crystal Palace in a prime time Saturday night slot – who’d have thought we’d have been so excited for this fixture?
That’s what such a long time without football can do to you. And it does seem so long when you think about where these sides left off; Bournemouth in the last relegation spot while Palace sit pretty safe and just one point off that magic 40-point mark.
Palace are a strange side, with the second-worst expected goals reading for the season on 32.2, just one ahead of Newcastle. The fact they won their last three Premier League games before the break, each by a 1-0 scoreline, says it all.
They are well set