In this week 32 match, on Tuesday May 11th, Southampton hosts Crystal Palace at St. Mary’s Stadium in a meeting of these two Premier League teams. Weather on match day is looking like a cloudy and cool day, with daytime temperatures of only 12 degrees, which is great football weather. In their last match, Southampton recorded a 1-1 draw against Leicester City. James Ward-Prowse scored the first goal for Southampton in the 61st minute on a penalty kick, then Jonny Evans tied it up for Leicester City in the 68th minute on a feed from Kelechi Iheanacho squeezing out at least the one point for Leicester City. They’re hoping to improve on their recent performance, having earned only 8 points in their last 10 matches, while in their last match, Crystal Palace recorded a 0-2 loss against Manchester City. Sergio Agüero scored the first goal for Manchester City in the 57th minute, then Ferrán Torres added another in the 59th minute In the end, Crystal Palace couldn’t muster any offence and Manchester City ran away with the shutout win. Crystal Palace looks to improve on their recent performance, having lost 5 of their last 10.
Southampton and Crystal Palace last played eachother at the Selhurst Park on the 12th of September. Crystal Palace won by a score of 1 to 0. Wilfried Zaha struck first for Crystal Palace in the 13th minute on a feed from Andros Townsend, and that single goal was all that was necessary as neither team could manage any more scoring In the end, Southampton was frustrated by Crystal Palace’s defence and couldn’t put any tallies on the board. Crystal Palace ended the match with the shutout victory.
Crystal Palace is having problems scoring lately. Their top scorers, Luka Milivojević and Michy Batshuayi each only have 1 goal in their last 5. Southampton’s most prolific scorer has been Danny Ings. The English attacker has netted two goals over the last five matches
Southampton will be without Kyle Walker-Peters, Oriol Romeu, Danny Ings, Ryan Bertrand, Michael Obafemi, Theo Walcott, James Ward-Prowse and Will Smallbone, while Roy Hodgson’s Crystal Palace squad will be without Mamadou Sakho, James McArthur and Nathan Ferguson.