Crystal Palace vs Southampton
2018/19 English Premier League
Date: Saturday, 1st September 2018
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Selhurst Park (London).
The Eagles will be hosting Southampton at a time they are struggling to get back into shape and improve their performance. They have lost their last 2 consecutive EPL matches and will be looking forward to bouncing back in this home game.
Everyone thought that they would have a better season having started in a high tone, winning their opening game against Fulham. It has been devastating to lose in the hands of both Liverpool and Watford.
Palace has been conceded at least 2 goals in the last two games. Well, this match may also see them concede the same number of goals if they are not vigilant to stop attacks by Southampton. This game will definitely not turn out to be an easy one for the Eagles.
Other than the fact that Pape Souare and Scott Dann are out, while Connor Wickham and James Tomkins are doubts, Roy Hodgson is not expected to make other major changes.
Southampton is also suffering from similar woes in form and performance like their opponents in this matchup. Having slumped in the hands of both Everton and Leicester, Southampton is now striving to get more focused and get something in this matchup.
Most notably, Southampton has also conceded at least 2 goals in their last 2 EPL matches. Now that they are on the road for this fixture, they may need to pull together their best stunts and come out of this hard matchup with something.
Crystal Palace vs Southampton: Head-to-Head
- Palace was lucky to hammer Southampton 2-1 in the latest fixture played in January this year.
- In the last 6 h2h meetings, Crystal Palace has won only twice.
- Southampton remains the most dominant side having won 4 times in the last 6 encounters with the Eagles.
Crystal Palace vs Southampton: Prediction
The game may be hard but the Eagles are the favorites to take the 3 points in this one. This is because Southampton has continually lost focus and are unable to win in 25 of their last 28 EPL league matches, both past and current seasons.
The home team will want to show their dominance and win in front of their fans at the home ground, but it will be an uphill task. Therefore, Southampton will also find the net of the home side. With no much to doubt, both teams will score in this one.
Crystal Palace vs Southampton: Betting Tip
BTTS @ 9/10 (1.90)