Crystal Palace vs Southampton Prediction 12 Aug 2020

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Crystal Palace vs Southampton PredictionLooking to begin the new campaign on a winning note, Southampton make a trip to Selhurst Park to take on similar opposition Crystal Palace in a crunch Premier League clash on Saturday afternoon.
Match status: 2020/21 Premier League - Matchweek 1
Venue: Selhurst Park (London)
Southampton can be proud of their achievements last season, mustering a respectable league finish to remain a Premier League side for another year. With a decent return of 52 points from 38 games, the Saints had a brilliant run last term.

The same can also be made of Crystal Palace league run, amassing 43 points to finish 14th on the log, just three places behind matchday one foes Southampton. Expect an exciting game of football as these two sides tussle one another for maximum points here.

Crystal Palace vs Southampton Team News

Palace will feel satisfied with their performances last season, having strived to stay clear of relegation throughout the season. Not at one point were the Eagles considered to be in danger of dropping to the lower echelons of English football.

That said, some ambitious fans will be gutted by their final league position, and quite rightly so. There was a point in time that the Eagles were in the mix for continental qualification, rubbing shoulders with the likes of Arsenal and Tottenham.

However, an unlikely slump towards the final third of the season saw Palace relinquish their charge for European football. Ultimately, they ended the campaign with seven consecutive defeats before holding Tottenham to a one-all draw on the final day.

Roy Hodgson’s men were in horrendous form as they failed to register a single goal in six of these seven games. Had it not been for their strong start to the campaign, that terrible run could have easily seen the Eagles plummet into the drop-zone.

Throughout last season, their major problems were in the attacking department as they struggled to find goals. Only basement club Norwich City registered fewer goals than Crystal Palace, who managed a measly 31 efforts.

Jordan Ayew topped the club’s goalscoring charts with nine goals to his name. However, with a flurry of new attacking signings made this summer – Eberechi Eze and Michy Batshuayi – Hodgson will hope his side finds more goalscoring luck this term.

Beginning the new season with a game against Southampton will not be ideal for Palace, given their well-documented struggles against the Saints. Palace have emerged victorious in only three of their previous 22 games versus Soton, losing three of such at home.

Southampton will be heading into the new campaign in tip-top form, having recorded victories in their last two games against Bournemouth and Sheffield United. Those wins extended the Saints’ unbeaten run to seven on the bounce.

Having edged so close to the top-half of the standings last season, Hasenhuttl’s main aim will be firing his side to that part of the log this term. For that, they will need to clinch maximum points against Palace to get their season up and running, as quickly as possible.

Injured or Suspended Players

Crystal Palace: No injuries or suspensions.

Southampton: Guido Carrillo and Sam McQueen.

Pre-Match Odds

Crystal Palace: 3.22
Draw: 3.32
Southampton: 2.46

All odds are with 1xBet and are subject to change.

Who will win the match?

Crystal Palace vs Southampton Predictions

Palace have not registered a single win from their previous six opening day PL games played on home turf. This is a run that stretches as far back as to the 1971/72 season. That said, the hosts will be desperate to grab a result here. Also, with the strong attacking additions made to the squad, the Eagles should have it within themselves to avoid defeat in this fixture.
Our Betting Tip:
Draw @ 3.40
Correct Score:
Crystal Palace 1-1 Southampton @ 6.50

Predicted Score-Related Betting Tips

Both Teams To Score:
BTTS @ 1.94
Match Winner:
Draw @ 3.40
Double Chance:
1X @ 1.68
Under 2.5 @ 1.73
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