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Bournemouth vs Crystal Palace ‘set to be BBC’s first ever live Premier League game in 7.45pm kick-off on June 20’

BOURNEMOUTH'S proposed home clash against Crystal Palace on Saturday, June 20 is reportedly set to the the BBC's first ever live Premier League match.

According to the Telegraph, the historic fixture is scheduled to kick-off at 7.45pm, with the encounter to be the first of four televised games that will be broadcast by the BBC.

They state that the June 20 meeting between the Cherries and the Eagles will go ahead subject to final ratification.

It has also been claimed that the game could become the most-watched Premier League game on UK television due to it being pencilled in to take place on a Saturday night primetime slot.

The current record is the 4.04 million views the Manchester derby gathered in April 2012 where Vincent Kompany scored the only goal of the game.

That tie will take at 6pm on June 17, followed by Manchester City's home clash against Arsenal at the Etihad at 8pm, which will be shown line on Sky Sports.

Those four teams have been selected as they are the only clubs that have games in hand due to the Carabao Cup final meeting between the Citizens and the Villans.

As well as BBC, Sky Sports and BT Sport, Amazon Prime will also be broadcasting Premier League matches, with viewers able to watch fixture online for free.

According to the Daily Mail, matches scheduled to take place on Monday will have a kick-off time of 8pm, while Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday games will go ahead at either 6pm or 8pm.

Friday fixtures will take place at 8pm, with Saturday ties to kick-off at either 12.30pm, 3pm, 5.30pm or 8pm.

Sunday games will have time slots of 12pm, 2pm, 4.30pm and 7pm.

All matches will be held behind-closed-doors with it still not safe for fans to watch live.

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