Crystal Palace vs Southampton betting tips
This article covers Crystal Palace vs Southampton betting tips and predictions.
Also included is a thorough Crystal Palace vs Southampton betting preview.
Note: All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.
Crystal Palace vs Southampton: Match details
Match: Crystal Palace vs Southampton
Competition: Premier League
Date: September 12, 2020
Kick-off time: 3:00 pm, September 12, 2020 (UK time)
Stadium: Selhurst Park
Crystal Palace vs Southampton betting prediction: Crystal Palace 1 – 1 Southampton
Crystal Palace welcomes Southampton to Selhurst Park in London on Saturday for this first Premier League match of the 2020/21 season.
There have been just twenty-two meetings between these sides in the Premier League. The Saints have the strong upper hand in the head-to-head, with thirteen wins to Crystal Palace’s three.
Palace were in abysmal form post-lockdown, losing all but one of their final eight games. Their 1-1 draw here against Spurs on the final day of the season being the only match which they didn’t suffer defeat.
In contrast, Southampton were undefeated in their last seven games after the restart. Despite facing tough opponents including Sheffield United, Everton and both Manchester Clubs, they took fifteen points from twenty-one from their run-in.
Crystal Palace vs Southampton: What are the betting odds?
Palace’s last home win against the Saints was a 3-0 win here back in 2016. Their awful record after the restart, coupled with their lengthy injury list sees them start the day as 2/1 outsiders.
Two of the last three matches between the clubs have ended in a stalemate. Odds of 9/4 are available if you see them cancelling each other out on Saturday.
Southampton have taken home all three points from their last three visits to Selhurst Park. They start the match as 11/8 favourites to do so once again.
Crystal Palace vs Southampton – recent form and head to head statistics
Latest match form, last 5 games: September 26, 2020 Premier League 20/21 Crystal Palace FC 1 - 2 Everton FC September 19, 2020 Premier League 20/21 Manchester United FC 1 - 3 Crystal Palace FC September 15, 2020 EFL Cup 20/21 AFC Bournemouth 0 - 0 Crystal Palace FC September 12, 2020 Premier League 20/21 Crystal Palace FC 1 - 0 Southampton FC September 5, 2020 Club Friendly Games 2020 Crystal Palace FC 1 - 1 Broendby IF September 26, 2020 Premier League 20/21 Burnley FC 0 - 1 Southampton FC September 20, 2020 Premier League 20/21 Southampton FC 2 - 5 Tottenham Hotspur FC September 16, 2020 EFL Cup 20/21 Southampton FC 0 - 2 Brentford FC September 12, 2020 Premier League 20/21 Crystal Palace FC 1 - 0 Southampton FC July 26, 2020 Premier League 19/20 Southampton FC 3 - 1 Sheffield United FC Crystal Palace FC Southampton FC 3 Matches played 3 2 Matches won 1 26 Goal attempts 26 9 Shots on goal 12 7 Shots off goal 9 17 Corner kicks 8 32% Average ball possession 58% 10 Shots blocked 5 6 Cards given 5 40 Free kicks 52 7 Offsides 3 4 Goals by foot 3 1 Goals by head 0 5 Goals scored 3 3 Goals conceded 6 0 Shots on bar 1 Crystal Palace FC Southampton FC 35 Matches 35 17 Home Matches 18 18 Away Matches 17 36 Total Goals 47 1.03 Average Goals Scored 1.34 10 Wins 16 16 Losses 10 9 Draws 9 September 12, 2020 Premier League 20/21 Crystal Palace FC 1 - 0 Southampton FC January 21, 2020 Premier League 19/20 Crystal Palace FC 0 - 2 Southampton FC December 28, 2019 Premier League 19/20 Southampton FC 1 - 1 Crystal Palace FC January 30, 2019 Premier League 18/19 Southampton FC 1 - 1 Crystal Palace FC September 1, 2018 Premier League 18/19 Crystal Palace FC 0 - 2 Southampton FC
Crystal Palace vs Southampton: Recommended bets
Two of the last three matches between the clubs have ended 1-1. 101 Great Goals’ prediction of Crystal Palace 1-1 Southampton is available at odds of 6/1.
Crystal Palace’s last home victory over Southampton came back in December 2016 by a 3-0 scoreline. A repeat of this score on Saturday looks unlikely at odds of 33/1.
Southampton’s last two visits to Selhurst Park have ended in 0-2 wins for the Saints. You can back them at 11/1 for the same scoreline here on Saturday.
Eight of the Eagles’ last nine home matches have seen under 2.5 goals scored. You can back another low scoring game here on Saturday with odds of 4/6 for under 2.5 goals.
Jordan Ayew was Crystal Palace’s top scorer last season with nine league goals; more than double any other Palace player. The Ghanian international is 7/1 to score the game’s opener on Saturday. Or 5/2 to bag a goal at any time during the game against Southampton.
Danny Ings was Southampton’s top scorer in 2019/20 with twenty-five goals in all competitions; five times as many as any other player for the Saints. Ings is the favourite to get on the scoresheet at 11/10. You can back the England international at 8/5 to grab the game’s opening goal.
Crystal Palace vs Southampton: Match preview
Neither club has had particularly busy summers in the transfer market. In fact, a lot of the talk at Palace isn’t on who they have signed, but the forwards they are trying to sign before Saturday’s match against Southampton.
Michy Batshuayi, the 26-year-old Belgian centre-forward, has been linked with a loan move from Chelsea. Batshuayi spent 3 ½ months on loan at Crystal Palace at the end of the 2018/19 season, scoring six goals in thirteen games in all competitions.
The Eagles have also been linked with Jean-Philippe Mateta, the 23-year-old French centre-forward from Bundesliga club Mainz.
While both are capable of playing the lone striker role Roy would desire, Batshuayi feels the more dynamic of the two. Good both in the air and on the ground, he can run in behind or come short and hold up play.
Mateta is more your stereotypical target-man at 192cm tall. A focal point in attack to hold up the ball and bring others into play. He doesn’t offer much pace to get in behind teams. But with Zaha and Eberechi Eze on the wings, maybe that is the intention.
Southampton’s style of play is well established by now. Ralph Hasenhuttl has brought that high-intensity pressing game from the Bundesliga and seems to have finally got it to click for him in the Premier League.
However, as we so often see in the Premier League, this could provide a clash of styles. Southampton tends to thrive against sides willing to play out from the back through their press. This offers immediate space for Southampton to attack once they regain possession.
But, with a huge injury list, Hodgson is likely to keep his side deep and play for a point by making his team hard to break down. This will force Southampton to try and create space using their technical ability.
Crystal Palace vs Southampton: Their summer business
Eze is Palace’s big summer signing as things stand. The 22-year-old England U21 international joins from Queens Park Rangers for around £16m.
Nathan Ferguson, the 19-year-old right-back signed from West Bromwich Albion also bolsters the squad. While the big question is whether Wilfried Zaha will still be here when the window slams shut – current it looks like Zaha will stay put, despite ongoing rumours linking him with a move to Everton.
For Southampton, the talk has been about departures more than arrivals. Pierre-Emile Höjbjerg will leave a big hole in their midfielder having left for Spurs in a £15m deal. Central midfielders Harrison Reed and Mario Lemina, who both spent last season out on loan, have both signed for Fulham.
Cédric Soares, Jack Rose and Maya Yoshida have all left the club on free transfers following the expiry of their contracts. Kevin Danso, the 21-year-old centre-back, has also returned to Augsburg as his loan deal comes to an end.
Mohammed Salisu is the big summer signing for Southampton so far. The 21-year-old centre-back joins for £11m from Real Valladolid in Spain.
Kyle Walker-Peters loan move from Spurs has also been made permanent in a £12m deal. Returning loan players Fraser Forster, Josh Sims, Guido Carrillo, and Wesley Hoedt could all provide fresh options should they remain at the club.
Crystal Palace FC team news vs Southampton FC
Roy Hodgson has a long injury list to deal with prior to naming his starting XI for the opening game of the season. He faces something of a crisis in defence with no less than five defenders missing due to injury.
James Tomkins was injured for the run-in. He’s picked up a fresh thigh injury in pre-season ruling him out for the season’s opener.
His partner at centre-back Gary Cahill could be out for the foreseeable future. Cahill has a his thigh muscle, with Hodgson explaining there is a tendon involved in the muscle tear.
First-choice left-back Patrick van Aanholt will also miss out. His shoulder dislocated which needed an operation and there is no timescale for when he’s back.
Nathan Ferguson, Palace’s summer signing at right-back, is also out with a knee injury. While he is nearing a return, he isn’t expected to be involved in Palace’s opening games.
Mamadou Sakho is also out having suffered a similar thigh injury to Cahill. Sakho will miss the early part of the season as a result.
Christian Benteke had been playing with a cracked bone in his foot after the restart. It had previously been misdiagnosed as bone bruise. He is expected to be out for some weeks still as it heals.
The Eagles’ big summer signing, Eberechi Eze, is rated 50/50 to be involved on Saturday. He felt his groin in pre-season and hopefully the rest over the international weekend has been sufficient for him to recover.
Southampton FC team news vs Crystal Palace FC
In contrast, Ralph Hasenhuttl is reporting a clean bill of health at Southampton.
Sam McQueen has been out since October 2018 with a cruciate ligament rupture. He’s battled his way back to full fitness but is unlikely to be selected by Hasenhuttl.
Guido Carrillo picked up a hamstring injury while on loan to Leganes last season. Similar to McQueen, while he is available for selection, it is unlikely that he plays any part in the match. Rumours are linking him with a move back to Argentina to Vélez Sarsfield before the window closes.
Danny Ings suffered a rather comical clash of heads with Keiran Trippier in training with England. Thankfully, he didn’t suffer any lasting effects despite not featuring for England against Denmark. Ings is expected to lead the line for the Saints here.
Mohammed Salisu is the only player who could make their Saints debut on Saturday.
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This article was edited by Benjamin Newman.