16th Sep 2017 | Premier League

Crystal Palace v Southampton Preview

Hodgson has a 35% win rate in the Premier League and a his team should be shorter than 2/1 with home advantage.

It was nice knowing you Frank. Four Premier League games and it’s all change at Crystal Palace. De Boer will take plenty of flak but what did the Palace board expect? They hired a manager (and ex-player) steeped in Ajax and Barcelona history who was never going to change his modus operandi. The fact the board were shocked by his inflexibility doesn’t just suggest a lack of due diligence but an inability to use the search function on YouTube.

It’s back to basics with Roy Hodgson and a repeat of what we saw with the Sam Allardyce hire. Hodgson has been found wanting at top-level club and world football but Palace look a good fit. He can repeat the good work he did with West Brom and Fulham.

The ex-England managed has a 34.72% win rate (216 games) in the Premier League and that makes Palace a shade big at 21/10 at home to Southampton, the true price should be nearer 13/8.

1pt Crystal Palace to win 21/10 with William Hill
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Odds correct at time of publishing: 07:09 16th Sep, 2017 but subject to change