|Game||Southampton vs Crystal Palace|
|Date & Time||Saturday December 28, 2019, 10:00 AM (EST)|
St. Mary's Stadium Southampton, England
SOUTH -105 O/U 2.5
Crystal Palace visits St. Mary’s Stadium on Saturday for an English Premier League match against Southampton. Crystal Palace sits ninth in the EPL table at 7-5-7 with 26 points. On Boxing Day, Palace defeated West Ham United 2-1 as Jordan Ayew scored a magnificent late winner for the Eagles in a come-from-behind victory. Palace is 2-2-1 in its last five fixtures in EPL action and battles to move up the table and vie for a spot in Europe at the halfway point of the campaign.
Jordan Ayew leads Crystal Palace in scoring with 5 goals while Wilfried Zaha has scored 3 goals and Patrick van Aanholt, Jeffrey Schlupp and Luka Milivojevic each have scored 2 goals. James McArthur leads Palace with two assists while eight players have one assist apiece. No. 1 goalkeeper Vicente Guaita is 4-6-6 on the season. The keeper’s 90-minute goals against is 1.00 and saves percentage is .734.
Southampton is 14th in the EPL table at 6-3-10 and 21 points. The Saints pulled off a huge upset over Chelsea 2-0 on Boxing Day, with Michael Obafemi opening the scoring in the 31st minute while Nathan Redmond scored an insurance marker in the 73rd minute. The Saints are 3-0-2 in their last 5 fixtures in EPL play. All three points are needed by Southampton as the Saints attempt to reach the top 10 during the busy holiday schedule.
Danny Ings leads Southampton with 11 goals. James Ward-Prowse is the second leading goal scorer with 4 goals, while Moussa Djenepo and Nathan Redmond have each scored 2 goals apiece. Ward-Prowse and Sofiane Boufal lead the Saints in assists with 2 each. Angus Gunn is 2-2-6 in goal for the Saints with 90-minute goal’s against of 2.50 and save percentage of .528.
Southampton will be playing at home coming off a huge upset victory over Chelsea and must guard against a letdown. The Saints have won 3 of the last 5 played in Premier League action with 2 losses. Crystal Palace defeated West Ham on Boxing Day but is 2-2-1 over its last 5 EPL matches and will find it difficult to break through the Saints back line. Final Score Prediction, Southampton wins 2-0