On Tuesday February 2nd, Eddie Howe's exciting Bournemouth side travelled up from the south coast to Selhurst Park to face out-of-form Crystal Palace in a game that could see Bournemouth consolidate their place outside the bottom three with a win. Bournemouth's form had been good over the last few weeks and had lost only one of their last six games in all competitions. Palace would be looking to end a miserable run of four consecutive losses in the league and six games without any of their own players scoring. Palace did however beat Stoke in the FA Cup three days earlier after Wilf Zaha scored a wonderful solo goal to send them into the fifth round. The previous meeting between the sides at Dean Court on Boxing day ended in a 0-0 draw and was the start of Palace's recent woes. A win here would be a nice bookend for Palace who have struggled at both ends of the pitch. Scoring one (own goal) and conceding eleven in their last three. Team News: Palace would still be without long-term absentee Yannick Bolasie, while Yohan Cabaye would miss out after picking up a knock. New Signing Emmanuel Adebayor was fit enough for a place on the bench. Callum Wilson and Max Gradel are long term absentees for Bournemouth, while club captain Tommy Elphick missed out after starting his first game after three months out injured against Portsmouth in the FA Cup.