Bournemouth v Crystal Palace: Fouls the way forward for 11/2 chance

Jordan Ayew
Jordan Ayew tops the fouls charts in the Premier League

Paul Higham has an 11/26.50 Bet Builder treble riding on Bournemouth v Crystal Palace using both sides' appearance near the top of the fouls charts.

Bournemouth v Crystal Palace
Tuesday 2 April
19:45 kick-off

It's 13th versus 14th in the Premier League table on Tuesday night with Bournemouth v Crystal Palace not exactly a game general fans will have marked on their calendar - but it'll do just nicely for us.

The Cherries are 19/201.95 to make it three wins in a row as they host a Palace side without an away win in the league since the start of November - and I think they're a good bet for that.

But it's the fouls market that stands out here, as Bournemouth have given away the most fouls this season 385 while Palace are fourth on 352 - and have a man who's the most fouled per game in the league.

Leg 1: Jordan Ayew 2+ fouls

The Palace forward has given away 53 fouls in all competitions this season, and with Bournemouth's stats being what they are then there'll be a bit of a scrap ensuing in this one.

Ayew has given away multiple fouls in 18 games so far this season, and is 8/111.73 for another 2+ foul performance at the Vitality.

English Premier League - Top 5 Fouls Won

Player Team Apps Fouls Won Fouls Won/90*
Jordan Ayew Crystal Palace 26 80 3.4
Emerson Royal Tottenham 18 35 3.3
James Maddison Tottenham 18 51 3.1
Bruno Guimarães Newcastle 27 82 3.1
Tahith Chong Luton 24 42 3

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Leg 2: Jordan Ayew fouled 3+ times

That's not his party piece though, as if he's good at giving away fouls, he's great at winning them - with nobody getting fouled more per 90 minutes this season than the Ghanaian.

He's just 1/21.50 to be fouled 3+ times by Bournemouth, but he's drawn three or more fouls in a whopping 21 games this season.

The Ayew double of 2+ fouls given away and 3+ fouls earned works out at about 8/52.60 - but has landed in 14 games this season - including the reverse fixture against Bournemouth in December.

Leg 3: Lewis Cook 2+ fouls

Lewis Cook is 13/82.63 for 2+ fouls on Tuesday - which is something he's managed in 10 games already in this campaign.

So given the opposition it's a great opportunity for him to add another multiple foul game as he'll come up against Ayew and and also a Palace outfit in general who like to get stuck in foul-wise.

Back Ayew/Cook 2+ fouls & Ayew fouled 3+ times @ 11/26.50

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