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Premier League preview and odds: Crystal Palace vs Southampton


Published on: 10/12/2015

Premier League preview and odds: Crystal Palace vs Southampton

December 12, 2015 15:00pm - Selhurst Park

Premier League

Crystal Palace will be looking to record back-to-back Premier League home wins for the first time this term on Saturday when they welcome out-of-form Southampton to Selhurst Park.

Palace still in hunt for Euro places

Alan Pardew`s men have won just won of their last four Premier League home games and have yet to win two in a row on home soil. They come into this game on the back of a 1-1 draw away to Everton which was preceded by a 5-1 hammering of Newcastle United at Selhurst Park. The draw at Goodison was just their second stalemate of the season, and that point was enough to lift them into sixth place in the table.

Southampton winless in three

It hasn’t been a great month for Southampton who failed to win any of their last three games in the Premier League. They were also dumped out of the League cup after falling 1-6 at home to Liverpool. Ronald Koeman`s team will now look to steady their wobble away in South London on Saturday.

Until they were beaten by Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium at the end of November, the South Coast side had not lost a game away from home. They now travel to a team that has already been defeated at home four times this season,

Team news

Alan Pardew is still without Kwesi Appiah but Bakary Sakho should be available after recovering from a hamstring injury

Meanwhile, Southampton are still missing the services of key player Jay Rodriguez.

Recent form (League)

Crystal Palace: DWLWD

Southampton: DLLWW

Betting odds and tips

The bookies have given the edge to the home side but the visitors are quite short at 2/1. The Saints have already drawn four games on the road and Palace have been unpredictable at home. At 12/5 with Betfred, the draw certainly looks like the best value bet. Or consider the 1-1 draw which can be backed at 11/2 with Bet365.

Published on: 10/12/2015

Any odds displayed within this preview were correct at the time of publishing (10/12/2015 14:02:58) but are subject to change.