The Eagles have risen into 11th position in the table courtesy of three straight wins, while Bournemouth occupy 18th spot, level on points with 17th-placed Watford ahead of this weekend's fixtures.
There is no question that Bournemouth have performed above expectations since earning promotion to the Premier League for the 2015-16 campaign, and they actually finished ninth at the end of 2016-17.
The Cherries have struggled for consistency this term, though, picking up just 27 points from their 29 matches to occupy 18th position in the table with nine games left.
Eddie Howe's side are level on points with 17th-placed Watford but are very much locked in a relegation battle and have lost three of their last four matches in England's top flight.
Bournemouth have also only won one of their last seven Premier League matches with Palace although that victory came when they last met at the Vitality Stadium in October 2018.
Palace were in trouble themselves a month ago when a 3-1 defeat at Everton made it nine games without a victory in England's top flight.
The Eagles have recorded 1-0 victories in each of their last three matches, though, overcoming Newcastle United, Brighton & Hove Albion and Watford to move out of trouble.
Roy Hodgson's side will perhaps now be looking up the table rather than down as they sit 11th, 12 points clear of the relegation zone and just four points off Sheffield United in seventh.
Palace are only six points off fifth-placed Manchester United, meanwhile, and will fancy their chances of putting a fourth straight victory on the board on Saturday afternoon.
Bournemouth Premier League form: WWLLDL
Bournemouth form (all competitions): LWLLDL
Palace Premier League form: LLLWWW
The match will also come too soon for David Brooks despite the Welshman recently returning to training following a long-term ankle injury, while Joshua King remains a doubt having missed out against Liverpool with a hamstring problem.
Harry Wilson was not eligible to face his parent club last weekend but should start for the hosts here.
Palace have also had their fair share of injuries this season, but Hodgson has had a full group training this week.
Bournemouth possible starting lineup:
Ramsdale; Stacey, Simpson, Ake, Smith; Cook, Lerma, Billing; Fraser, C Wilson, H Wilson
Palace possible starting lineup:
Guaita; Ward, Dann, Cahill, Van Aanholt; Ayew, Kouyate, McCarthy, McArthur, Zaha; Benteke
We say: Bournemouth 1-1 Palace
We are finding it difficult to separate the two teams this weekend. Palace have certainly been in the better form in recent weeks, but we fancy Bournemouth to secure a share of the spoils on home soil.
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