By Thomas Strong
31st August 2018
We’ve explored the Crystal Palace vs Southampton odds ahead of their Saturday 15:00 showdown to give you a trio of Premier League betting tips:
Crystal Palace vs Southampton odds: Eagles odds-on to deliver
Roy Hodgson’s side haven’t caught many breaks since ruining Fulham’s Premier League homecoming on the opening weekend.
They impressed against Liverpool but wound up losing 2-0, and were left to rue Anthony Taylor’s failure to send off Etienne Capoue for a bad early foul on Wilfried Zaha as they were beaten 2-1 at Watford.
The Eagles got back to winning ways at Swansea in the EFL Cup and are 19/20 to build on it with a first Selhurst Park victory of the season in the Crystal Palace vs Southampton odds.
As for the visitors, the Saints finished a place above the relegation zone last term and are yet to offer reassurance that they won’t struggle again, following a 0-0 draw against Burnley with 2-1 defeats to Everton and Leicester.
They too picked up the pace in the EFL Cup, prevailing 1-0 at Brighton, and are 3/1 to triumph again, with the draw available to bet on at 12/5.
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Free Premier League betting tips: Crystal Palace vs Southampton odds
Prediction: Crystal Palace 2-1 Southampton @ 15/2
Mark Hughes’ men lost their last two Premier League fixtures 2-1, and several betting trends point to their latest foes making it three, and is our prediction with odds at a 15/2 pick.
The winners of Palace’s previous five top-flight games all scored exactly two goals, with the south Londoners settling on that number in three of them.
Southampton fired once in each of their last four away matches, and none of the 18 meetings between these teams in the last decade ended level.
Best Bet: Southampton to score the first goal @ 29/20
Southampton scored the first goal in both collisions between these clubs in 2017/18, and they didn’t hang around in doing so. Steven Davis put them in front after six minutes in the capital, with Shane Long scoring within 17 minutes at St Mary’s.
Palace ceded the initiative to their last two top-flight opponents too, so it all adds up to the 29/20 price on the Saints firing first being the pick of our Premier League tips.
Scorer: Jeffrey Schlupp to score @ 11/2
All the attention will be on Zaha following his strikes against Fulham and Watford, but he’s never netted a league goal against the Saints in nine attempts.
Three of the guests’ four top-flight concessions in 2018/19 were inflicted by wingers so Schlupp, who also scored against Fulham, is the Crystal Palace vs Southampton odds standout, tipping at 11/2.
Crystal Palace vs Southampton Opta stats
- Southampton have lost seven of their last eight Premier League games in London.
- Hughes has managed six away Premier League matches at Crystal Palace and won none of them (P6 W0 D2 L4) – he’s lost his last four visits to Selhurst Park in all competitions.
- Hodgson has only lost one of his seven managerial encounters with Hughes, a 2-1 defeat to Man City as Fulham manager in September 2009 in the EFL Cup.
- As Southampton manager, Hughes has seen his side score first in six Premier League games – they’ve lost more of those matches (three) than they’ve won (two).
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