Crystal Palace and Southampton have had a rather rotten time at it. To be quite honest, neither of the teams stands a good chance at progressing much into the latest stages of the league. Even if the events will be running so that every team can get sufficient practice, overall, the weaker teams will just fall down to the bottom of the league and ultimately be ousted.
Crystal Palace and Southampton are two teams whose fortunes haven’t been quite straight. Southampton, though, is slated to crumble in the overall standing by a large, large margin. Still, a victory for Southampton can get them out of the mud and into the middle of the league where they could even meet Man City. If you have been keeping up to date with football, you will remember that Man City have been underperforming to the point where the club’s manager, Jose Mourinho has said that it was hardly his fault and he had outdone all the other EPL managers combined.
Taking a Look at the Stats and Teams
First things first. We will want to know where we can watch today’s derby. Well, you can always opt for us at BigWorldSports. Here are the details:
Venue Selhurst Park
Last season Crystal Palace 0 Southampton 1
Referee Martin Atkinson
This season G3 Y9 R0 3 cards/game
Odds H Evens A 3-1 D 5-2
Subs from Guaita, Speroni, Riedewald, Puncheon, Kelly, Kouyaté, Ward, Williams, Schlupp, Kaikai, Ayew, Wickham, Sørloth
Doubtful Tomkins (calf), Wickham (match fitness)
Injured Souaré (thigh, Sep), Dann (knee, Oct)
Discipline Y5 R1
Leading scorer Zaha 2
Subs from Gunn, Forster, Hoedt, Yoshida, Bednarek, Targett, Valery, Hojbjerg, Davis, Armstrong, Gallagher, Ward-Prowse, Gabbiadini, Long, Ings
Doubtful Ings (foot)
Discipline Y6 R1
Leading scorers Bertrand, Ings 1
Who’s Likely to Win?
Even though we always root for the weaker teams, in this case, it may be wiser to support the team that stands real chance of winning. Crystal Palace. Crystal Palace also started the competition poorly, but they have seemed to be the better-balanced team. The teams are almost equally-matched in terms of skill and pure statistics, although, to be quite honest, our search for foul plays has shown that Crystal Palace tend to be the ruder team.
With 5 yellow cards vs one for Southampton, Crystal Palace have to tread carefully lest they end up playing with fewer players before the game is even over. The EPL has definitely brought in quite a few surprises and the current standing has seen the leaders of the group contest violently for the top spots.
Liverpool is clearly leading and the team’s excellent results may lead to a repeat of the scenario of last season where the team really did no chance to anyone involved to gain any advantage – big or small, over it.
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The Betting Game – Really Worth It?
Betting on the outcome of sports is quite possible. Bet365 runs some of the most exclusive odds out there and you will certainly stand to benefit in a significant way if you choose to trust them.
There are multiple bets you can take today, but we clearly recommend to stake on a match winner and back Crystal Palace. This is what we would be doing. AS to the likely outcome – it’s still not quite known.
However, we believe Crystal Palace will come into the game aggressively and put sufficient pressure. If Southampton defenses cave in, the score will certainly go in favor of Crystal Palace. This would be a rueful day for Southampton who are at a very real risk