2nd Jan 2018 | Premier League
Eagles Prepare For South Coast Flight
Good results will help tired legs to go again. 1 defeat in 10 means Palace can't be underestimated against opponents winless in 8.
Even though fatigue could be a problem for Crystal Palace on Tuesday evening, they shouldn’t be as long as 16/5 with WilliamHill to win on the south coast.
The Eagles are only a point worse off than their hosts but that barely reflects the reality of the two club’s respective situations. When the Saints won the reverse fixture back in September Roy Hodgson barely had his feet under the desk and that result gave Southampton an 8-point headstart on the Londoners.
Palace have been 8 points better than Pellegrino’s boys over the past 10 rounds of matches, losing just once (W3 D6). The Saints’ record over the same period reads W1 D4 L5.
The pressure is on the home side for this one who will also be tired after claiming a 0-0 draw at Old Trafford. All results look equally possible so the odds are wrong.
Odds correct at time of publishing: 07:55 2nd Jan, 2018 but subject to change