Crystal Palace is in last place in the Premier League, having scored 0 goals all season. Southampton is in 13th and has 3 goals in four games. So who is favored to win? Let’s break it down.
Crystal Palace – (19/10)
Southampton – (29/20)
Draw – (9/4)
Goal Over/Under – 2.5
Over – (6/5)
Under – (13/20)
Both Teams to Score
Yes – (19/20)
No – (4/5)
So it seems like an understatement, but Crystal Palace has taken a major step backward. A season ago they score 50 goals, had a goal difference of -13 and finished 14th on the league table. Now heading into their 5th game they have allowed 7 in four games, and need to get the ball rolling against a team that they have a legitimate opportunity to best. More than anything they need Christian Benteke to step back up on offense, having scored 15 goals a year ago, nobody else is more potent on their squad.
On the other side of the ball, Southampton is 1-2-1 with 3 goals for, 4 goals against. Their 3 goals don’t exactly show any players picking up where they left off a year ago, as the top goal scorer on the club had 7 goals. There is a better chance they don’t score than they do, just based off not having a true offensive power. The considerably low goals against does bode well for them though, that Crystal Palace won’t see many big defensive holes to take advantage of.
Crystal Palace 0 – 0 Southampton
Neither team wants to score too much this season, they’ve made that clear. Crystal Palace has the slightest of edges Having Cristian Benteke, but he hasn’t been able to but one in 4 games, so the odds are against him to start now.
No on both teams scoring, Under 2.5, and The draw (9/4) is our predictions.