Crystal Palace and Southampton will meet in the 17th round of the Premier League. Crystal Palace has an interesting team, but they cannot boast of good form, and we will see if Partick Vieira has a recipe for positive results. Southampton cannot be content with its campaign, the fans are showing dissatisfaction, and they urgently need points.
December 15th, 2021 – 20:30
Crystal Palace vs Southampton Betting Tips & Predictions
Crystal Palace to win @2.40
Over 2.5 FT @ 2.10
Correct score 2:1 @10.00
Reason for Crystal Palace vs Southampton Predictions
A 3-1 home win over Everton on Sunday saw Crystal Palace end the weekend 12th in the Premier League. They aim for another home league win when hosting Southampton, who are down in 16th place. Palace has 19 points, and 13 of those have been earned at Selhurst Park. The Eagles have only won one away league match this season (a surprise victory at Manchester City) but are proving difficult to beat on home soil. The win over Everton was their third of the season, with four draws and one loss to Aston Villa. They will be wanting to get as many points over the festive period due to several players being absent early next year due to the Africa Cup of Nations. That won’t include Connor Gallagher, who is in top form and scored twice against Everton. The Crystal Palace boss Patrick Vieira does not have any fitness worries whatsoever coming into this clash owing to a completely injury-free group to choose from. Conor Gallagher shows talent, he has excellent ball control, can play in multiple positions, and every team needs such a player. Wilfried Zaha is the best player on the team, and it will be challenging to keep him because many great clubs want him. His greatest virtue is speed.
Southampton had a miserable weekend, losing 3-0 away at Arsenal on Saturday. They are two places and five points above the relegation zone after that loss at the Emirates. The loss extended their winless run in the Premier League to five games with only two points earned. Away form has to improve in 2022 if they are to avoid being dragged into a relegation battle. It’s a long-term problem for the Saints with just two wins in the last 21. The previous three have been lost with nine goals conceded. Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhüttl has a number of players out of action. Stuart Armstrong (Calf Injury), Fraser Forster (Unknown Injury), Sam McQueen (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), and Alex McCarthy (Thigh Problems) can’t be considered. James Ward-Prowse plays well in the middle of the park, and he does not allow the opponent much action. Moussa Djenepo enjoys the pitch, and when he receives the ball and moves towards the goal, the opponent has problems.
It is going to be an exciting clash, as Southampton is not without a chance of remaining undefeated. However, we believe Crystal Palace should meet the expectations and deliver a win.
The prediction for this match is over 2.5 goals. We hope that football fans will enjoy this match.