Only one point separates Southampton and Crystal Palace. Opta tries to prise them apart.
"Mauricio Pellegrino has won just four of his 21 Premier League games as Southampton manager (19%) – the third worst win percentage of any Saints manager in the competition behind Steve Wigley (6.2%) and Harry Redknapp (18.2%)."
Crystal Palace are 1.9420/21 Double Chance.
Southampton have won seven and lost none of their eight Premier League home meetings with Crystal Palace, scoring 17 goals and conceding just five. The Saints are 2.0421/20 to win.
Indeed, in the top-flight the Eagles' last away win vs Southampton came in November 1990, in a 3-2 win at the Dell thanks to goals from Ian Wright (2) and Mark Bright. Palace are 4.47/2 to roll back the years.
Since their return to the Premier League in 2012-13, Saints have won more league games against Crystal Palace than they have vs any other side (7/9). They are 3.412/5 to win half-time/full-time.
After a run of eight consecutive defeats on the road in the Premier League, the Eagles have since gone four unbeaten (W1 D3). The draw is 3.55/2.
Palace have netted four goals in their last two away games in the Premier League, more than in their previous 12 combined (3). Over 2.5 goals is 2.1211/10.
Southampton's 0-0 draw away to Man Utd was their first shutout in the Premier League in 12 games. Under 2.5 goals is 1.814/5.
However, this match was the 16th time in Southampton's last 33 competitive games (since April 1st) that they have failed to score (48%). Under 1.5 goals is 3.3512/5.
Roy Hodgson has lost his last three Premier League matches against Southampton without his sides scoring a goal, including a 1-0 defeat earlier this season; the only player to score a Premier League goal against Southampton under Hodgson is Tim Sherwood in October 1997. Southampton are 3.45 to win to nil.
Mauricio Pellegrino has won just four of his 21 Premier League games as Southampton manager (19%) - the third worst win percentage of any Saints manager in the competition behind Steve Wigley (6.2%) and Harry Redknapp (18.2%). Crystal Palace are 1.9420/21 Double Chance.
Christian Benteke has scored five goals in his last six Premier League games against Southampton. Benteke is 3.613/5 to score.