Crystal Palace returned to the winning trajectory when defeating Everton in the previous round and will look to prolong the happy day when welcoming Southampton at Selhurst Park. In front of an opponent who is in very poor form, the winning door for “Eagle” is indeed not small.
Welcoming Everton at home in the previous round, Crystal Palace had an excellent match to beat the opponent with a score of 3-1. This is a very meaningful result to help “Eagle” end a series of 3 defeats. In general, Crystal Palace has not been in a really stable form in recent times. Considering only the last 5 rounds, they won 1, drew 1 and received 3 defeats. After a total of 16 matches played, Crystal Palace brought back 19 points and ranked 12th in the table. The distance to the group holding the red light is 8 points and Crystal Palace is somewhat secure for the next leg.
Playing at home will help Crystal Palace be more confident in the upcoming match. It should be remembered that of the 4 victories they have in the Premier League this season, there are 3 matches taking place at Selhurst Park. In the last 6 visits, Crystal Palace lost only 1 match against Aston Villa, the rest drew 3 and won 2. In this match Crystal Palace only missed 2 names, Nathan Ferguson and James McArthur because of injury. With a fairly adequate force in the sprint phase of the season, this will be a great advantage for “Eagle” to take off.
Not a giant of English football, but Southampton always know how to get good positions every season. However, in the Premier League this season, Southampton are in real trouble. The last time they played, they lost 0-3 to Arsenal when they were guests at Emirates. Thus, in the last 5 rounds, the home team The Saints did not win (draw 2, lose 3). Away from home, things are going very badly for Southampton when they have not won the last 3 trips away from home. Since the beginning of the season, The Saints have only won 1 away match against Watford.
Southampton’s defense is playing very badly and has conceded 12 goals in the last 5 rounds. Even in the last 3 away games, the Southampton goalkeeper had to go into the net to pick up the ball 9 times. In attack, Southampton’s strikers have only shot 14 goals since the beginning of the season, a record only better than Norwich. Currently, teacher and coach Ralph Hasenhuttl are in 16th place on the table with 16 points. The last time as a guest of Crystal Palace, Southampton lost 0-1 and left. That scenario is easy to repeat with the current form of The Saints.