Crystal Palace vs Southampton Prediction & Match Preview

Crystal Palace vs Southampton
England – Premier League
Date: Tuesday, 21 January 2020
Kick-off at 19:30 UK/ 20:30 CET
Venue: Selhurst Park (London).

Comparing the current form of both, there’s no doubt as to whom are considered to be the favorites – Southampton. However, it remains to be seen if they will be able to wade through the challenge of the away handicap properly.

Crystal Palace vs Southampton Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Three of the last five meetings ended in wins for the teams on the road, and the remaining two had ended as draws.
  • Six of the former eleven wins went to Southampton.
  • Five of the previous seven matches at this stadium resulted in wins for the guests.
  • Crystal Palace failed to score in the past two meetings at this ground.

Crystal Palace vs Southampton Prediction

Crystal Palace narrowly held Manchester City to a draw the last match-day, with a 2-2 scoreline. 

Meanwhile, Southampton were subjected to a comeback win at home, by Wolves. The former were leading 2-0 at half time, only for the Wolves to score three goals in a row in the next 45 minutes.

In regards to result this Tuesday, first of all consider the current form of both. Palace are winless in their last five matches, and were so in eight of their previous nine. 

Going further backwards, the team are winless in 13 of their preceding 16 match-ups, and were so in 15 of their last 21 in front of the home crowd.

Conversely, Southampton were on a six-match unbeaten run (of which five were wins) before they were unexpectedly defeated by Wolves the last game day. The team had scored twice or more in their past three match-ups, and had kept clean sheets in two of their prior four.

On the road, they are on a winning run of three fixtures, and are on a scoring streak of 13 trips. In fact, since February of last year, Southampton have failed to find the back of the net just thrice away from home.

Going on, the last five h2h games saw the teams on the road remaining unbeaten, and three of those were wins. Also, Southampton recorded six of the last eleven h2h wins, and had won five of the former seven at this venue.

Moreover, even at this ground, it’s been four years since Crystal Palace have found the back of the net against this opponent, and they have a total of just two PL wins this whole century.

Considering all these findings, it’s estimated that Southampton are easily the favorites for this encounter, and hold the higher probability for the win.

Crystal Palace vs Southampton Betting Tips

  • Double Chance: Southampton or Draw @ 1.40 (2/5)
  • To Win Either Half: Southampton @ 1.75 (3/4).