Crystal Palace v Southampton tips – Eagles can keep things tight
Southampton might be shackled by a determined Palace side at Selhurst Park
December 23rd, 2014
Ronald Koeman breathed a sigh of relief on Saturday as Southampton ran out 3-0 winners against Everton, with an inexperienced team exposing the Toffees’ defensive vulnerabilities and their Dutch manager will hope that more wins can be recorded over the festive period.
The Saints are slight favourites to win this Boxing Day clash, although they are still missing key personnel for this encounter, with Crystal Palace generally tough to break down defensively and looking to frustrate their opponents here.
The Eagles are short of a decent striker, although Neil Warnock has generally been pleased with his team’s performances and Southampton’s recent away day woes includes a 1-0 reverse at Bramall Lane.
CORRECT SCORE: Crystal Palace 1 Southampton 1
BETTING TIP: Under 2.5 Goals @ 7/10 with Ladbrokes