Premier League – Match-day 14: Crystal Palace v Southampton
Premier League action on Saturday as Palace and Soton meet at Selhurst Park – 3:00pm GMT.
Palace, currently sitting thirteenth, host sixteenth placed Soton on Saturday.
Crystal Palace have 13 points to their name, going into this tie
Following two straight wins for Palace in their most recent games, they will be keen to continue that form going into this fixture.
Also, Palace will be hopeful of shaking off the poor form that has seen them lose one game this Premier League season. Now they have 3 matches won, 4 games lost and 4 duels drawn; that’s why they currently sit in thirteenth place, with a total of 13 points having won three games, drawn four matches, and lost four fixtures.
When Palace host Soton, they will do so on the back of three wins, one dart, and two losse on their own ground.
A win in this fixture, would take Crystal Palace’s points from 13 to 16, so far this season.
Palace’s squad has depth, but even so, Patrick Vieira is likely to be missing five of they key players when they start Saturday’s game.
It’s 12 points so far for Southampton this season, going into this game
Also, Soton need to get out of the losing habit, with five recorded in the last nine meetings. With 12 points, they currently sit sixteenth in the League. The breakdown for the team’s record is 3 wins, 6 losses and 3 draws having won three matches, drawn three meetings, and lost six fixtures.
Soton’s away record is remarkable and poses a significant threat to Palace. In the 6 games they’ve played on the road this season, they have so far won two meetings and lost four fixtures.
A victory for Southampton would put them on 15 points.
Soton are missing five players through injury or illness. This will affect Ralph Hasenhuttl’s selection choices significantly.
Crystal Palace v Southampton – Head-to-Heads.
Regarding their historical duels when these two rivals meet, the tendency has been for Soton to take all the points with 17 victories and 10 draws. Further, in five of the last seven meetings between these sides, the result has been a draw. The last time they played each other in this competition was April 2022 and the score line ended up with a 1-2 away win for The Saints.
Players to watch
For Palace, Wilfried Zaha is a top performing player who has scoredfive goals in 11 League matches this season, while Che Adams, one of their best scorers, has nettedthree goals in 12 League fixtures so far for Soton.
Other standout players for Palace are Eberechi Eze and Odsonne Edouard with two goals and two goals respectively and for Soton are Che Adams and Joe Aribo with three goals both.