Southampton vs Crystal Palace 03/03/2015 Premier League Preview, Odds and Prediction
Crystal Palace vs Southampton
Tuesday 3rd March 2015 19:45(GMT)
The Line: Southampton 7/10 Draw 11/4 Crystal Palace 5/1 See the Latest Odds
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Southampton have been going through a rough patch at home and have lost three of their last five home games. Koeman's side have also lost two in a row in the league. Both games they dominated possession but struggled to score. Pelle has gone through a rough patch lately struggling to score along with the rest of the team. Southampton have failed to score in four of their last five games. Southampton have also slipped out of the top four and will be looking to bounce back here with a winnable home game.
Crystal Palace have won five away games in a row including a 3-2 win at Southampton in the FA Cup. Alan Pardew took over a struggling Crystal Palace side and has turned things around for them. Palace were impressive at the weekend when beaten West ham 3-1. Zaha, Puncheon and Murray were all excellent in the game against West Ham but Murray got himself sent off with twenty to go and Palace will miss him on Tuesday night. Palace have this incredible away record but it has to end sometime and an away game against Southampton looks a likely spot.
Given both teams recent records 5/1 about Crystal Palace looks very big and I cant help but feel that taking Palace on the handicap is the smart play. I know that Southampton are due a bounce back but really given Palace's strong form and Southampton's lack of goals this looks a good play.