Opta Stats: Southampton v Crystal Palace

Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl.
Will Ralph Hasenhuttl be applauding his Southampton side after their match with Crystal Palace?

Southampton can move up into mid-table with a win against Crystal Palace. Opta rates their chances.

"Southampton have won 60% of their Premier League meetings with Crystal Palace (12/20), their highest win rate against an opponent they’ve faced at least 10 times in the competition."

They are 2.0421/20 to win.

Southampton have won 60% of their Premier League meetings with Crystal Palace (12/20), their highest win rate against an opponent they've faced at least 10 times in the competition. They are 2.0421/20 to win.

Having lost seven of their first eight away Premier League games against Southampton, Crystal Palace are unbeaten in their last two top-flight visits to St Mary's (W1 D1). A Crystal Palace win is 4.03/1.

Southampton haven't won their last league game in a calendar year since 2010 (4-1 vs Huddersfield in League One), drawing three and losing five since. Their last such victory as a Premier League side was back in 2002 (2-1 vs Sunderland). The draw is 3.711/4.

Crystal Palace haven't won their last league game in a calendar year since 2011 (1-0 vs Millwall in the Championship), drawing five and losing two since. Their only such victory in the Premier League was in 1992 against Middlesbrough. Southampton are 1.491/2 in the Draw No Bet market.

Southampton have won two of their last three Premier League home games (L1), having failed to win any of their previous eight at St Mary's (D3 L5). The draw half-time/Southampton full-time double result is 5.39/2.

Crystal Palace have won nine away league games in 2019 - only in five calendar years have they reached double figures for away league victories (12 in 1960, 11 in 1961 and 2015, and 10 in 1996 and 1997). Crystal Palace are 2.942/1 Draw No Bet.

Just 33% of Southampton's Premier League points have been won in home games this season (7/21), the lowest ratio in the division. Indeed, in a league table based purely on home games, Saints would be bottom with seven points and a goal difference of -15. Crystal Palace are 1.9420/21 to avoid defeat in the Double Chance market.

Crystal Palace have scored a league-low four Premier League goals in the first half of games this season. Indeed, the Eagles have netted 76% of their goals after half-time this season, a league-high ratio (13/17). The 0-0 half-time score is 2.8815/8.

Danny Ings has scored four goals in his last six Premier League home games for Southampton, as many as he had in his first 16 for Saints at St Mary's Stadium. Ings is 2.26/5 to find the net.

Jordan Ayew's five Premier League goals this season have been worth nine points to Crystal Palace; only two players have ever had more valuable goals in a single Premier League campaign for the Eagles (Andrew Johnson 15 in 2004-05 and Christian Benteke 12 in 2016-17). Ayew is 4.216/5 to score.

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