Southampton vs Crystal Palace Odds – Wednesday 5th April 2017 – 19:45
Southampton are 4/5 with the draw at 5/2 and Crystal Palace are 18/5
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Southampton welcome Crystal Palace to St.Mary’s in the Premier League, in another crucial match in the battle for relegation.
The Saints come into this match on the back of a 0-0 draw against Bournemouth, with Harry Arter missing a late penalty.
Southampton dominated possession with 61% of the ball, they only registered two more shots than the visitors though.
Artur Boruc was in fine form, keeping both Dusan Tadic and Jay Rodriguez at bay to keep the Cherries in the match.
Benik Afobe should also have scored in the second half, failing to beat Forster in a one vs one but it remained goalless.
The Saints have had a reasonably mixed bag throughout the season, that result ensures they remain in the top half of the table.
They have won just two of their last six matches, losing the other matches against a variety of teams.
Despite their mixed run of form they have had a good season, also reaching the EFL Cup final.
Claude Puel’s side will be looking to get back to winning ways, with their last win coming in the seven-goal thriller against Watford.
Southampton come into this match as favourites, with their overall record against the Eagles contributing.
This will be a tough fixture for Claude Puel’s side, with Palace enjoying an excellent result against the league leaders at the weekend.
The Saints will be looking to continue their excellent record against Crystal Palace, they have won 21 of their 47 meetings.
Crystal Palace come into this match on the back of a 2-1 win, with the Eagles beating Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
Cesc Fabregas (5) opened the scoring early for the league leaders, with Chelsea enjoying a perfect start.
That lead lasted just four minutes, with Wilfried Zaha (9) equalising just four minutes late for Allardyce’s side.
Christian Benteke completed an incredible comeback for Palace, scoring their second goal just two minutes later (11).
Eagles On Great Run
That win ensures they have registered four successive wins, they are finding form at the right time under Allardyce.
His wins in the Premier League have come against Chelsea, Middlesbrough, West Brom and Watford.
They will have gained an incredible amount of confidence from that win, beating the league leaders at their home ground.
Their defence has been their biggest weakness, but they have conceded just one goal in their last four matches.
Palace Need Wins
Crystal Palace come into this match as underdogs, despite their incredible four-game run.
This will be another tough match for Allardyce and his side, with Southampton looking to register their first win three matches.
Crystal Palace will be looking to draw on the 3-0 win against the Saints earlier in the season.
Both teams are 5/6 on to score. The first goalscorer odds for Southampton are Shane Long and Jay Rodriguez at 4/1 with Nathan Redmond at 5/1. For Crystal Palace, Christian Benteke is at 7/1 with Loic Remy and Fraizer Campbell at 9/1.
The last time that these two sides met Crystal Palace won 3-0 and the odds of the same result are 66/1.
Southampton vs Crystal Palace Odds
Tip 1 – Benteke to score first @ 7/1
Tip 2 – Palace to win 2-1 @ 14/1