After a terrible start to the season, Crystal Palace sacked their manager Frank De Boer. The Dutch manager was fired after just 77 days in charge of the Eagles and now he has been replaced by Roy Hodgson. The English manager will start his tenure at Crystal Palace with a game at home as they take on Southampton.
Crystal Palace is still without Wilfried Zaha and his injury has caused the Eagles a lot of problems. This is a side that has no attacking threat at the moment and it seems like that will not change until he is back. It is important to note that Palace was very unlucky to lose their last game as they were by far the better team. That being said, they are still not playing well and are up against some strong opposition in Southampton.
The Saints lost at home last week at the hands of Watford. That being said, I think this will be a much easier task. Palace is in shambles and this seems like easy three points. This is a team that is better on paper and they are also in better form so it is hard to see them not win this game, even though it is away from home.
With all that being said, I am predicting this game to be a win for Southampton. Crystal Palace are just not good enough at the moment and due to that, they will lose. We are getting a pretty good price on this bet and due to that, I am going to suggest this bet. As far as goals are concerned, I am going for the under 2.5 goals since neither team has been able to score much this season so far.