Crystal Palace host Bournemouth in a Premier League dead rubber on Saturday (May 13), with both teams are practically safe after surviving relegation scares.

While a few weeks ago this may have been eyed up as a relegation six-pointer, there is now a feeling that both teams have done enough to survive the drop.

Roy Hodgson has turned the team around since he took over and looks to be enjoying himself greatly, which is positively impacting his team.

They suffered a defeat away to Tottenham last week, but will look forward to feeling the energy of Selhurst Park again.


Bournemouth were the bookies' favourite to go down before the season started and then compounded their seemingly inevitable fate when Scott Parker left the club after losing 9-0 to Liverpool, claiming the team has not been strengthened enough to survive in the Premier League.

Fast forward to now and Gary O’Neill has seen a marked improvement from his team and the loss to Chelsea will not discourage the positivity around the place as they prepare for consecutive seasons in the top flight.


Crystal Palace Predicted line-up (4-3-3):


Goalkeeper: Sam Johnstone

Defenders: Joel Ward, Joachim Andersen, Marc Guehi, Tyrick Mitchell

Midfielders: Eberechi Eze, Cheick Doucoure, Jeffrey Schlupp

Forwards: Michael Olise, Jordan Ayew, Wilfried Zaha