On Saturday, the Saints lost to Manchester City 1-4 at home as expected, while on Sunday at Elland Road, the Glaziers astonished Leeds by defeating them 5-1.
Now, the two teams will compete against one another on Matchday No. 31, which will take place at St. Mary’s Stadium on a Saturday afternoon.
There is not much time left for the hosts. With Everton in the safe zone four points ahead of them in the Premier League standings, they now occupy the bottom spot.
The team of Ruben Selles has gone winless in five straight league games, losing three of those games. In three of their last five league games, the Saints have failed to score a goal.
On the other side, Crystal Palace is flourishing under Roy Hodgson. The Glaziers have beaten Leicester and Leeds in back-to-back significant triumphs under Uncle Roy’s leadership.
Palace scored seven goals in their last two games after Patrick Vieira struggled to create opportunities.
Given that the Saints have conceded at least three goals in two of their last three games, they should have plenty of room to perform well here as well.
Southampton vs Crystal Palace – Betting Analysis
This will be the third head-to-head matchup between these two teams this year. Palace prevailed 1-0 in the league match in October, but Southampton got back at them in the third round of the FA Cup in January.
The Saints have a record of 17 wins, 7 draws, and just six losses in their last 30 home games against the Glaziers.
The Over 2.5 goals FT & Both Teams To Score option was used in four of the last five head-to-head contests between these rivals.
Southampton cannot afford another loss, but we must support Crystal Palace since they will be much more upbeat after last weekend’s crushing victory against Leeds.
What are the best odds for this match?
Checking the betting prices for this game on the win-draw-win market, a win for Southampton is best priced at 2.8, backing a drawn result is 3.22 and staking on the winning team to be Crystal Palace gets you 2.7. They are the top returns that can be secured at the current time.
Southampton vs Crystal Palace – Head-to-Head
Our Prediction: Over 1.5 Goals