Bournemouth vs Crystal Palace preview: How to watch, kick-off time, team news, predicted lineups and ones to watch
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Championship side Bournemouth take on Premier League Crystal Palace in the second round of the Carabao Cup on Tuesday 15th September 2020. Kick-off is at 7:45 pm.

Team News

Bournemouth will be without Diego Rico and Asmir Begovic for the tie who are both having an assessment on minor knocks which they have previously suffered.

The Cherries will be without Steve Cook and Chris Mepham, both of who are still returning to full fitness. 

As for Palace, Michy Batshuayi and Eberechi Eze could feature for Roy Hodgson, who will be looking to get minutes into his new signings. 

Palace also have Mamadou Sakho and Patrick van Aanholt ready for selection following their return to first-team training in recent weeks. 

The Eagles will be without forwards Connor Wickam and Christian Benteke who are both still recovering from longer-term injuries.  

Predicted Line-ups

Both managers will be looking to utilise their squads in the tie and get minutes into more of their players. 


Will Dennis, Jack Stacey, Lloyd Kelly, Jack Simpson, Adam Smith, Junior Stanislas, Dan Gosling, Philip Billing, David Brooks, Sam Surridge, Josh King.

Crystal Palace:

Wayne Hennessey, Joel Ward, Mamadou Sakho, Martin Kelly, Tyrick Mitchell, Jeffery Schlupp, James McArthur, Eberechi Eze, Andros Townsend, Jordan Ayew, Michy Batshuayi.

Ones to watch

Striker Josh King will be one to watch if he is selected in the Bournemouth attack, with over 150 appearances for Bournemouth in the Premier League he'll know what it takes to get past the top flight Palace backline.

Out wide, winger Junior Stanislas will be a danger for Jason Tindall's side. The winger has a good record in the League Cup and has scored eight goals in the 28 appearances in the competition. 

As for Palace, striker Michy Batshuayi will look to cause problems to Bournemouths backline. The Belgian loves this competition as its the tournament gave him his Chelsea debut in 2016 where he scored a brace for the blues against Bristol Rovers. Batshayi also netted a hattrick for Chelsea in the following season in their 5-1 win against Nottingham Forest in the third round. As a result, he has scored an impressive eight goals in ten EFL Cup appearances. 

Twenty-two-year old midfielder Eberechi Eze is set to make his League Cup debut for Palace and will want to impress Roy Hodgson and earn himself a Premier League start. The midfielder is yet to score in the competition so far in his career and the Englishman will be keen to get off the mark. 

Previous meetings

The two sides have met 74 times in their history, the first dating back to 1925 when Palace were 3-1 winners in a Division Three South match against a previously named Bournemouth and Boscombe Athletic. 

Since then Bournemouth have got the better of Palace 29 times, the spoils being shared 16 times and Palace coming out on top on the other 26 occasions.

Their most recent meeting was in the Premier League when Bournemouth hosted Palace and fell to a 2-0 defeat in June of this year. 

Where to watch

Both Bournemouth and Crystal Palace fans can watch the match for £10 via the Carabao Cup streaming service.

Pre-match quotes

When speaking to in his pre-match press conference, Jason Tindall was well aware of the treat which Palace pose to his side: 

"We played Crystal Palace not too long ago so we know what sort of challenge to expect and what we'll need to do to beat them," he said.

"I have great respect for Roy Hodgson and everything he's achieved in the game, so I'm looking forward to seeing him."

Roy Hodgson has told The Independent that he still sees the Cherries as a Premier League side but wants to use the tie as a chance to rotate his squad:

"As far as I'm concerned, it's a fixture between two Premier League sides," Hodgson said.

"My worry is that if I continue playing this same 11, am I going to be able to play them in the next Premier League game?

"Somehow I've got to find a way of giving some of these players a rest, as most managers do in the Carabao Cup, without embarrassing us."