Crystal Palace vs Southampton betting tips: Premier League match preview & predictions

Crystal Palace vs Southampton prediction: Crystal Palace 1-1 Southampton

Two sides, in good form, meet at Selhurst Park.

The primary aim for both at the start of the season would have been to ensure Premier League survival

Both clubs are well on course to do just that.

Who’s decent run will continue in South London?

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Crystal Palace vs Southampton: Who will win?

Hosts Crystal Palace are actually the underdogs to win this match at 19/10.

Southampton thereby are slight favourites at 7/5 to amass an away win.

A draw is 9/4.

Under 2.5 goals is 4/6.

Both teams to score though is 4/5.

Draw and both teams to score is 3/1.

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 21: Danny Ings of Southampton during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Southampton FC at Villa Park on December 21, 2019 in Birmingham, United Kingdom. (Photo by Matt Watson/Southampton FC via Getty Images)

Jordan Ayew is Palace’s top scorer this season. He is 5/1 to break the deadlock and 11/5 to score anytime.

New singing Cenk Tosun opened his account for the club at the weekend. The Turkish international is 5/1 to score first and 21/10 to score anytime.

Danny Ings has been on fire for Southampton this season. Ings is 11/4 to open the scoring and 11/10 to add to his tally.

Shane Long goals are more of a rarity but he did get one on Saturday. He is 8/1 to score first and 7/2 to score anytime.

Both Ayew and Tosun to score is 10/1.

Both James McArthur and Wilfried Zaha to score is 45/1.

Both Nathan Redmond and Ings to score is 16/1.

Both Pierre-Emile Højbjerg and Stuart Armstrong to score is 140/1.

Crystal Palace vs Southampton: Match preview

LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 19: Wilfried Zaha of Crystal Palace looks on during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Manchester City at Selhurst Park on October 19, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Broadway/Getty Images)

A remarkable result for Crystal Palace that continues their unbeaten run.

On Saturday, they travelled to the Etihad Stadium to take on a resurgent Manchester City side.

Nobody gave them a prayer but, on the stroke of half time, they took a shock lead, Cenk Tosun nodding in his first Palace goal from close-range.

The Eagles defended resolutely from then on in until, almost, the end.

But, two Sergio Agüero headers in the 83rd and then 87th minute appeared to have won the game for Man City.

But Palace did not give up and, in the first minute of added on time, Wilfried Zaha raced down the left and his cross deflected in off Fernandinho.

Scenes in the packed-out away end; 2-2 it finished.

That point means Roy Hodgson’s side are now unbeaten in five league matches and, in fact, they’ve only lost one of their last ten.

All of this means they are up in ninth, just three points off the European places and a whopping eight clear of relegation.

The only teams to beat them at Selhurst Park this season and the top three, Liverpool, Manchester City and Leicester.

Will the Holmesdale Fanatics have another result at home to celebrate?

Can the Saints bounce back?

CARDIFF, WALES – DECEMBER 08: Ralph Hasenhüttl, Manager of Southampton acknowledges the fans after the Premier League match between Cardiff City and Southampton FC at Cardiff City Stadium on December 8, 2018 in Cardiff, United Kingdom. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

As for Southampton, they saw their own unbeaten run come to an end on Saturday but in dramatic fashion.

The Saints hosted Wolverhampton Wanderers and it looked as though it was going to be an enjoyable afternoon for the St Mary’s faithful.

Their side were 2-0 up at half time following goals from unlikely sources.

Jan Bednarek bagging just his second goal for the club before Shane Long netted only his 11th Premier League goals in 44 months.

However, in the second half, the visiting Wolves fought back.

In fact, the away side scored not one, not two but three second half goals in 23 minutes to leave Hampshire with all three points.

Dismay for Ralph Hasenhüttl as his side’s five-match unbeaten run unraveled.

When they last lost on 14 December, Southampton were in the relegation zone.

Now, they are 13th and six points clear of danger.

Despite the weekend collapse, things are looking a lot brighter on that particular part of the south coast.

When these two clubs met three days after Christmas, it finished 1-1; James Tomkins and Danny Ings with the goals.

Will there be a winner this time as these two reconvene just 24 days later?

Crystal Palace team news vs Southampton

LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 28: Luka Milivojević of Crystal Palace celebrates scoring his side’s second goal from the penalty spot during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Arsenal FC at Selhurst Park on October 28, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Crystal Palace’s injury crisis is not as bad as it once was.

Even so, Roy Hodgson has limited options if he wanted to rotate his side.

As always, Vicente Guaita will be in goal.

At the back, Joel Ward and Scott Dann returned to fitness at the weekend.

Both were on the bench and both are likely to stay there.

The defence could well be unchanged featuring makeshift full-back Jaïro Riedewald.

Mamadou Sakho and both left-backs Patrick van Aanholt and Jeffrey Schlupp are all still injured.

In midfield, captain Luka Milivojević is serving the third and final game of his suspension after getting sent off in the FA Cup.

So, Cheikhou Kouyaté will continue alongside James McCarthy and James McArthur.

Max Meyer is the latest latest player to join the injury list.

Further forward, is where Hodgson does have options despite the absence of Andros Townsend.

Talisman Wilfried Zaha will start, of course.

It’s likely to be the same attack as the weekend with top scorer Jordan Ayew out-wide and Cenk Tosun, after a goal on his debut, through the middle.

Connor Wickham is the other option; Christian Benteke looks set to leave the club this month.

Will this side defeat Southampton?

Southampton team news vs Crystal Palace

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 04: Ché Adams of Southampton in action during the Premier League match between Southampton FC and Norwich City at St Mary’s Stadium on December 04, 2019 in Southampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

As for Southampton, with a fully-fit squad available, Ralph Hasenhüttl does have scope to make changes if he so wishes.

Alex McCarthy will start in goal for the 14th consecutive Premier League match.

In defence, Southampton have been in the market for full-backs but, for now, Cédric Soares and Ryan Bertrand will keep their places.

At centre-back, Jack Stephens and Saturday’s goalscorer Jan Bednarek will continue ahead of Maya Yoshida and Jannik Vestergaard.

In midfield, Southampton’s recent good run of form has been largely accredited to the defensive double pivot of James Ward-Prowse and captain Pierre-Emile Højbjerg in the 4-2-2-2.

Further forward is where they sometimes make changes.

However, Stuart Armstrong and Nathan Redmond are likely to keep their places, chosen over Ché Adams, Sofiane Boufal and Moussa Djenepo.

Up front too they’re expected to be unchanged.

Shane Long got his first goal of the season on Saturday.

Danny Ings in contrast alongside him already has 16 for the campaign including ten in his last 12.

Michael Obafemi is the other option at centre-forward.

Will this Saints side win at Selhurst?

Predicted Crystal Palace line-up vs Southampton

Predicted Crystal Palace line-up vs Southampton

Predicted Crystal Palace line-up vs Southampton.

Predicted Southampton line-up vs Crystal Palace

Predicted Southampton line-up vs Crystal Palace

Predicted Southampton line-up vs Crystal Palace.

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All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

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