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Southampton v Crystal Palace Premier League Preview, 2nd January 7.45pm

31st December 2017 / lee

Southampton v Crystal Palace Premier League – 2nd January 7.45pm

The Saints have had their struggles on home soil this season and will be out looking to try and snap a three match winless streak of form that they are on at St Mary’s when they face Palace on Monday. Palace have been battening down the hatches out on the road to carry a four match unbeaten streak of form away from home at the moment. Southampton are 10/11 to take the home win with the draw at 12/5 and Crystal Palace at 3/1.

Southampton News and Form

There have been just the three clean sheets for Southampton at St Mary’s this season in the Premier League and they have failed to win any of their last three there going into this (D2 L1). The two draws in that sequence were both 1-1 draws against Arsenal and Huddersfield and in the Coral correct score market, a 1-1 draw is a price of 11/2, making it the shortest priced option in the market. There have been 13 home goals from the Saints this season, which is average at best but they are on a four match scoring streak of form at St Mary’s in the top flight. Both teams to score in the game has to be a decent proposition because the Saints have also conceded at least one goal in each of their last five league home games. With just 36% for their games at St Mary’s going over 2.5 goals, then that 1-1 correct score at Coral has a decent amount of appeal really. Southampton have failed to score in three of their eleven home games while they have taken a clean sheet in just two of them. They go into the game on the back of an away draw at Old Trafford against Manchester United on the weekend.

Crystal Palace News and Form

Palace were the ones who stopped Man City’s winning streak as they held out for a 0-0 draw against the Citizens at Selhurst Park over the weekend. They missed a penalty at the end of the match too, missing a great chance for three points. The Eagles are unbeaten in four away games in the top flight and are going well. They are only W1 D3 in that four match stretch though and their last road game saw them play out a 1-1 draw at the struggling Swansea. Palace really mount good attacking threats in games, but most of it isn’t sustained. Wilfried Zaha is bang on top of his game at the moment and is 11/4 value in the Coral anytime goalscorer market for this one. The Eagles are only W1 D3 L6 for the season away from Selhurst Park but are on the up on the road. There have been just the four away goals all season from them, but those four have come in their last two away games. Only 30% of their away games this season have gone over 2.5 goals and therefore under 2.5 goals at Coral looks a decent option. There has been just the one clean sheet for them on the road.

Southampton v Crystal Palace Head to Head

Southampton took a 1-0 win at Selhurst Park back September and that has left them with back to back league wins over the Eagles. Southampton have won their last three matches against Crystal Palace at home in all competitions, scoring at least two goals in each of these. The Saints have won all four of their previous Premier League home games against Crystal Palace.

Who will win – Southampton v Crystal Palace Predictions

The draw will be running with great appeal for the fixture here because the Eagles have been drawing a lot out on the road lately and Southampton are not convincing anyone that they can dig things out and produce a win. The 1-1 draw looks good.

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