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

Southampton vs Crystal Palace prediction: Southampton 1-2 Crystal Palace

With their last match coming 11 days ago, Southampton will be the fresher of the two sides heading into this one.

Home advantage is unlikely to count for much for the Saints, who have the fourth-worst home record in the Premier League. Crystal Palace have picked up more points on the road (13) than they have at home (9).

The Eagles will come into this one full of confidence following recent performances against Spurs and Liverpool.

Southampton vs Crystal Palace: Who will win?

Southampton are favourites at 27/20 while Crystal Palace are priced at 9/4 to win on Wednesday. The draw can be backed at 12/5.

Both teams to score is 3/4.

Luka Milivojevic is set to return to the starting line-up and poses a big threat from set-pieces. Milivojevic is 11/1 to open the scoring and 15/4 to score anytime.

Southampton vs Crystal Palace Premier League match preview

Crystal Palace visit St Mary’s for their Premier League clash against Southampton on Wednesday night.

The two sides are level on 22 points, three points above the relegation zone. Palace are one place above Southampton due to a better goal difference.

Crystal Palace nearly took a point from Anfield last weekend but were ultimately defeated 4-3 by the Premier League leaders. Andros Townsend, James Tomkins and Max Meyer all scored for Roy Hodgson’s side.

The Eagles returned to winning ways on Sunday, however, knocking Tottenham Hotspur out of the FA Cup in the fourth round. Connor Wickham opened the scoring at Selhurst Park with his first goal for the club in 799 days.

Former Spurs winger Townsend doubled Palace’s lead from the penalty spot before half-time.

Southampton moved up into 15th following their 2-1 win over Everton last weekend. A goal from James Ward-Prowse and an own goal from Lucas Digne handed Southampton three valuable points.

The Saints are looking for a third consecutive Premier League win for the first time since the 2015/16 season.

Southampton and Palace have met 19 times in the Premier League. Southampton have won 12 times to Palace’s 3.

The Saints won September’s reverse fixture at Selhurst Park 2-0 with goals from Danny Ings and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.

Crystal Palace’s only ever victory at St Mary’s came last season in a 2-1 win.


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LONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 27: Juan Foyth of Tottenham Hotspur battles for possession with Jeffrey Schlupp of Crystal Palace during the FA Cup Fourth Round match between Crystal Palace and Tottenham Hotspur at Selhurst Park on January 27, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Southampton team news vs Crystal Palace

Southampton were not in FA Cup action at the weekend, having already been knocked out by Derby County in the third round.

Ralph Hasenhuttl faces a number of injury doubts ahead of Wednesday’s kick-off.

Matt Targett is back in training and is available for selection. Targett limped off the pitch last weekend after picking up a knee injury against Everton.

The Saints are expected to line up with five at the back. Ryan Bertrand has returned to training but Wednesday’s match is set to come too soon for the full-back.

Midfielder Mario Lemina has also returned to training and faces a late fitness test as he continues to struggle with an ongoing abdominal issue. Oriol Romeu is set to feature alongside Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg in Lemina’s absence.

Charlie Austin is likely to miss out due to a swollen ankle but could return at the weekend. Danny Ings is set to start up front. Hasenhuttl also hinted that Austin could leave the club before the window shuts.

Michael Obafemi remains sidelined for another two to three weeks. 18-year-old Kayne Ramsey is also a doubt due to illness.

Maya Yoshida is away with Japan on international duty where he has helped his country reach the final of the AFC Asian Cup.

Former Saints shot-stopper Alex McCarthy is set to start in goal against his old club.

Crystal Palace team news vs Southampton

Crystal Palace made seven changes to their starting eleven on Sunday. The injury-ravaged Connor Wickham made his first start for the club in 792 days.

Christian Benteke also stepped up his return to full fitness with an appearance off the substitute’s bench. Both players should be in contention for Wednesday night.

Despite their heroics against Spurs, defenders Martin Kelly and Joel Ward are likely to make way for James Tomkins and Aaron Wan-Bissaka. James McArthur and Luka Milivojevic should also return to the starting eleven.

In his pre-match press conference, Roy Hodgson confirmed he has all three of his regular goalkeepers available. Perhaps the most likely custodian to start is Vicente Guaita. However, perhaps Julian Speroni did enough vs Spurs to keep his place in goal?

New Brazilian goalkeeper Lucas Perri, recently signed from Sao Paulo, is a fourth option for Hodgson.

Bakary Sako recently rejoined the club and is in contention.

Pape Souare remains sidelined with a long-term shoulder injury.

Southampton predicted line-up vs Crystal Palace

Predicted Southampton XI vs Crystal Palace

Predicted Southampton XI vs Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace predicted line-up vs Southampton

Predicted Crystal Palace XI vs Southampton

Predicted Crystal Palace XI vs Southampton

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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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