Crystal Palace face a trip to Southampton at St. Marys at lunchtime on Tuesday, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Eagles will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 20 and win only 5 of the 31 games.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in January 2006, when they played out a goalless draw in a Championship match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2006/2007||Tue 12 Sep||Crystal Palace||0 - 2||Southampton||CHMP|
|2005/2006||Sat 22 Apr||Crystal Palace||2 - 1||Southampton||CHMP|
|2005/2006||Wed 25 Jan||Southampton||0 - 0||Crystal Palace||CHMP|
|2004/2005||Sat 07 May||Crystal Palace||2 - 2||Southampton||PREM|
|2004/2005||Sat 27 Nov||Southampton||2 - 2||Crystal Palace||PREM|
|1997/1998||Fri 26 Dec||Crystal Palace||1 - 1||Southampton||PREM|
|1997/1998||Wed 27 Aug||Southampton||1 - 0||Crystal Palace||PREM|
Recent respective form guides
Southampton are unbeaten in their last six home games, winning five of them, and drawing the other one. A total of 11 goals have been scored by the Saints in those games, with 5 conceded.
In complete contrast to Southampton, Crystal Palace are having a torrid time on their travels, attaining just 3 draws from the previous six away games. While the Eagles have hit 6 goals, 10 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Southampton's total of 40 points from their 24 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca-Cola Championship. Crystal Palace find themselves struggling down in 17th position in the league having picked up 29 points from their 24 matches.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Eagles are in poor form away, and the FootyMad team are afraid to say this game can be passed over as a comfortable defeat against Southampton. Home win
|Southampton||Won 3 successive home games.|
4 games since last home draw.
|Crystal Palace||Not won in previous 7 away matches.|
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.