Crystal Palace vs Bournemouth, Premier League: What time is kick-off, what TV channel is it on and what is our prediction?

Crystal Palace put five past Bournemouth at Selhurst Park last season - Action Images via Reuters
Crystal Palace put five past Bournemouth at Selhurst Park last season – Action Images via Reuters

What is it?

Crystal Palace host Bournemouth to kick-off the mid-week round of Premier League fixtures. 

When is it?

Tuesday, December 3. 

What time is kick-off?

The game gets under way at 7.30pm. 

What TV channel is it on?

The match is the first Premier League fixture to be streamed on Amazon Prime. All 10 games this week are available to watch live on Amazon, who will also broadcast the Boxing Day games. 

You will need Amazon Prime membership, which allows you to watch Amazon Prime Video. This can be had for £79 annually or £7.99 a month.

However, you can take advantage of a 30-day free trial. Any pub that offers BT Sport will also be screening the games, after Amazon struck a deal with BT. 

Find out more about the Premier League on Amazon Prime here. 

What is the team news?

Palace defenders Gary Cahill and Scott Dann remain sidelined through injury while Joel Ward is also out for the rest of the calendar year. 

Simon Francis and Philip Billing are back from suspension for Bournemouth, but Eddie Howe’s team are still without Josh King, Andrew Surman and Lloyd Kelly. David Brooks is a long-term absentee. 

What are they saying?

Roy Hodgson on Eddie Howe:

“All the things you would want to see in your team, he has produced that for the Bournemouth owners and fans.

“I’d be very surprised if his name isn’t linked with other jobs when they come up.

“It might not be as easy for him to leave Bournemouth because I don’t think the Bournemouth people would be delighted to see him go.

“But the fact there are people out there who look at him and what he does with his club and say ‘this is a good manager, this might be someone we would like’ that doesn’t surprise me one bit.”

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Eddie Howe has been linked with the Everton job Credit: AFP

Howe on David Brooks: 

“He’s had various little moments where his ankle hasn’t felt as good as we want it to feel. He hasn’t had one moment where he’s had a permanent setback but he’s had a few moments where we think we’re getting somewhere with him and then we’ve just had to take a step back.

“We’re in that phase again with him at the moment where I think he’s been to see a specialist again, just to check we’re on the right path with him.

“What we don’t want to do is bring him back and then he does have that setback or he does have that moment where we have to revisit it.

“The ankle hasn’t felt consistently as good as we want it to, so let’s wait and see.”

What are the odds?

  • Crystal Palace 6/5

  • Bournemouth 5/2

  • Draw 12/5

What is our prediction?

Bournemouth have one win in eight Premier League games while Palace have lost their last three at home – although those defeats were against Manchester City, Liverpool and Leicester. Neither team has been free-scoring or in much form so we fancy a low-scoring draw. 

Verdict: Crystal Palace 1 Bournemouth 1.

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