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Southampton vs Crystal Palace: Premier League preview

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rystal Palace head to Southampton with their Premier League status secure for another season.

A comfortable 2-0 win at Sheffield United – who will be playing Championship football come August – confirmed what has been expected for some time.

Southampton – one-time Premier League leaders this season – have endured a rough time of it in the second half of the season. For both teams, it is about moving up the table as far as possible in the final few games.

Date, time and venue

Southampton vs Crystal Palace is scheduled for an 8.15pm BST kick-off on Tuesday, May 11, 2021.

The match will be held behind closed doors at St Mary’s.

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How to watch

TV channel: The match will be televised on Sky Sports.

Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers will be able to watch the match online via the website or Sky Go app.

Team news

Southampton will still be without Danny Ings, but his injury prognosis is more positive than first feared and the striker could return at the weekend.

Loanee Takumi Minamino is back in contention after having to sit out the loss to parent club Liverpool.

Crystal Palace may be tempted to change things up and play some fresh legs after securing their top-flight status.

The likes of Jean-Philippe Mateta, Scott Dann, Jairo Riedewald, Jordan Ayew and James McCarthy could come in.

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Prediction: Southampton 1-1 Crystal Palace

A dead rubber with both teams clear of relegation trouble, though the hosts are on quite the slide. Roy Hodgson will be interested to see his team’s effort given the lack of stakes. Shares to be spoiled.

Head to head (h2h) history and results

  • Southampton wins: 47
  • Draw: 24
  • Crystal Palace wins: 40
  • Last meeting: Crystal Palace 1-0 Southampton

Betting odds and tips (subject to change)

  • Southampton: 11/10
  • Draw: 13/5
  • Crystal Palace: 5/2

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