Premier League midweek rushes plays host to a dead rubber between two middle table sides. Southampton welcome Crystal Palace at the St. Mary’s Stadium this Tuesday with a kickoff at 10:15 pm.
Crystal Palace guaranteed another season in England’s top-flight last weekend following a 2-0 win over Sheffield United. In contrast, Southampton is not mathematically safe from the axe following a 2-0 loss to Liverpool.
It was an uneventful weekend at Anfield for the Saints after failing to capitalize on several chances. Che Adams left livid after failing to secure three important points after a clear cut chance failed to get past Allison Becker.
Moreover, Sadio Mane regained his scoring form against his former club with a header from a Mohammed Salah assist. Thiago Alcantara opened his scoring account with a low finesse strike. The loss means the Saints are winless in five matches across all competitions.
Even though Ralph Hassenhutl sits 16th, it is mathematically possible to get relegated, similar to Sheffield United and West Brom. However, a win this Tuesday will ascertain their stay in England’s top flight.
In contrast, Crystal Palace shook off any relegation woes following their win over Sheffield United. The side travels to St. Mary’s Stadium with nothing to play for other than pride. Palace currently sits 13th in the table ranking, but a half table finish remains out of the question.
Southampton vs Crystal Palace Head to Head
Both sides have 25 games against each other, with Southampton taking 13 wins while Palace with nine wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
- Liverpool 2-0 Southampton
- Southampton 1-1 Leicester City
- Tottenham 2-1 Southampton
- Leicester City 1-0 Southampton
- West Brom 3-0 Southampton
- Sheffield United 0-2 Crystal Palace
- Crystal Palace 0-2 Man City
- Leicester City 2-1 Crystal Palace
- Crystal Palace 1-4 Chelsea
- Everton 1-1 Crystal Palace
Southampton Team News
Even though Danny Ings made significant strides in his thigh injury recovery, Hassenuhutl might not risk him with Fulham at the weekend. Takumi Minamino returns after being ineligible to face his parent club. Optimism continues growing over the availability of Oriel Romelu next week.
Crystal Palace Team News
The injury crisis at the camp reduced over the weeks, but long term absentees include Connor Wickman, Nathan Ferguson and Mamadou Sakho. In addition, James McCarthur is struggling to shake off a calf problem. However, James Tomkins is available after recovering from an ankle problem.
Prediction and Odds
Both teams are no full of confidence heading into the clash; thus, we expect a lacklustre performance this weekend.
- Goals Under 2.5
- No Score: Both Teams