Date: 13th March 2020 at 8:38am
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Written by billythekid

In our last two games, the Cherries have played the team in fourth place (Chelsea) and last Saturday the team who are the runaway leaders (Liverpool). This weekend AFCB are back at Dean Court and the visitors are Crystal Palace who occupies a mid-table spot. This will be another tough challenge for the Cherries, as Palace have won their last three games 1-0, 0-1, 1-0. But our side have been showing good form of late and have been unlucky not to have had more points.

The Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson has just signed a year extension to his contract which was due to end at the end of the season. In the January transfer window Palace signed Cenk Tosun a striker on loan from Everton, but then was injured in training (ACL) and returned to Everton, and will have surgery this week. Since our last meeting back in December, away from home the Eagles have won 1 game (Brighton), they have drawn 4 and lost 2. At home they have won 3, drawn 2 and lost 2.

At Dean Court our encounters with Palace so far in the Premier League have been close games, the Cherries have won 1, drawn 2 and lost 1.
In all league games against Palace at Dean Court, AFCB have Won 22, Drawn 10, Lost 4. In all league games, AFCB have Won 29, Drawn 19, Lost 25.

AFCB Team News
Harry Wilson will be available again after missing the Liverpool game. Also according to the Premier League injury site, both Lloyd Kelly and Josh King are potential returns this weekend. Arnaut Danjuma and David Brooks are back in training.

AFCB Player To Watch
In a game which on paper looks like it will be a low scoring game if he is fit it will be Josh King who has looked sharp in the games, he has played in. On the defensive side, it will be our star player Nathan Ake who has been one of our most consistent players in a poor season and he also comes up with an important goal or two.

Crystal Palace Team News
They have only one player reported with an injury, James Tomkins, thigh, but could be available on Saturday.

Crystal Palace Player To Watch
Jordan Ayew has scored 8 goals this season for a team who have not scored more than two goals in a game. More importantly, he has scored the only goals in their last two wins by the only goal. Wifried Zaha has 3 goals and 3 assists this season and is always a player to watch and causes defenders problems.

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