Southampton are not mathematically safe from Premier League relegation going into Tuesday night’s match versus Crystal Palace. The Saints are 16th in the league and 10 points above the relegation zone with 12 points left to play for. A win over Crystal Palace at St. Mary’s Stadium would be enough to keep the Saints in the league for at least another season.

Crystal Palace are safe from relegation after taking 41 points from 34 games in the Premier League. Roy Hodgson is in the final stage of his tenure at Crystal Palace. Although the club have not been exciting to watch under his management, Hodgson has kept the Eagles in the Premier League. The same may not have been said about the man he succeeded, Frank De Boer.

The Eagles ended a three-match losing streak at the weekend with a 2-0 away win against Sheffield United. The win mathematically allowed Crystal Palace to keep their Premier League status for 2021-22. Now, Southampton aim to solidify their Premier League status for next term.

Southampton are unbeaten in seven of their last 10 matches against Crystal Palace. They posted a record of 5W-2D-3L during that time period. Crystal Palace did win the reverse fixture at Selhurst Park earlier this season, however. Wilfried Zaha’s 13th-minute goal was enough to give the Eagles the full-time win. Will the Eagles pull off a domestic double over Southampton?

Southampton vs Crystal Palace Betting Odds

 

Southampton have not defeated Crystal Palace at St. Mary’s Stadium since the 2016-17 season. Their last three league fixtures at home versus Crystal Palace all ended without a win. Southampton are in poor form going into the game on Tuesday night at home. They took just four points from the last 18 on offer in the league. They were outscored 12-6 during that six-game span. Southampton’s last four matches in the Premier League all ended without a victory.

Leading sportsbooks have Southampton at odds of 23/20 to win a home for only the seventh time this season. The good news for manager Ralph Hasenhuttl is that Southampton are unbeaten in back-to-back home matches. They have taken 21 home points from 48 available on their own turf.

Crystal Palace took seven points from their last 18 on offer. The Eagles were outscored 9-6 by their opponents during that timeframe. Their win away to Sheffield Wednesday ended a four-match winless streak with three straight games during that window ending in losses.

Hodgson’s team are at odds of 5/2 to win away from Selhurst Park against Southampton. The Eagles have taken 21 points from 51 available on the road. They are coming off of a 2-0 away win at Sheffield United on Saturday.

Southampton vs Crystal Palace Team News

Hasenhuttle will have midfielder/forward Takumi Minamino back for the starting XI on Tuesday night. The Japanese international was unable to play against Liverpool at the weekend due to being on loan at Southampton from the Anfielders. Minamino has been linked with a transfer away from Liverpool in the offseason with Southampton a potential destination. However, Sevilla have also been in the mix for the player.

Full-back Ryan Bertrand is ruled out of the match due to a calf/shin injury. He will be joined by William Smallbone, who is recovering from an ACL injury. Meanwhile, there is doubt over Danny Ings and Oriol Romeu’s participations. Both players are nursing injuries and neither played versus Liverpool. It is likely that the game against Crystal Palace will come too soon for them to be fit.

Hodgson has just as many injury issues at Selhurst Park heading into the midweek match. James McArthur, James Tomkins, Connor Wickham, Nathan Ferguson, and Mamadou Sakho are all in the treatment room. Only Tomkins is currently listed as likely to play.

Crystal Palace midfielder/forward Eberechi Eze has turned heads in his debut season with the club. The 22-year-old has four goals and five assists in 32 league matches. It is claimed several clubs higher up the Premier League table are tracking him. Eze scored and assisted a goal against Sheffield United on Saturday.

Southampton vs Crystal Palace Prediction

Both teams to score: YES @ 5/6 - BET NOW

 

The last two meetings between Southampton and Crystal Palace at St. Mary’s ended in 1-1 scorelines. With Crystal Palace safety and Southampton nearly there, we could see the same result occur this week. Four of Southampton’s last six league matches finished with both teams scoring goals. Three of Crystal Palace’s last five matches in the league finished with both sides finding the back of the net.

Eberechi Eze to score anytime @ 5/1 - BET NOW

 

Eze is in excellent form going into the game on Tuesday night. He scored and assisted a goal on Saturday against Sheffield United. His tally is now four goals and five assists in 32 league matches. If Eze was in a team that scored more goals, he could have a better goal and assist total. Crystal Palace have scored the sixth-fewest goals this season with 36. Eze’s expected goal tally is 2.10, which he has exceeded.

Under 2.5 goals scored @ 10/11 - BET NOW

 

This should be another low-scoring game between Crystal Palace and Southampton. The last five league matches between the teams finished with under 2.5 goals scored. The last two matches played at St. Mary’s ended in 1-1 scorelines, which is possible to occur once more this week with the teams having a short turnaround.

Hasenhuttl can achieve survival for Southampton once more with a win against Crystal Palace. A draw may not be enough as Fulham play Burnley on Monday night. The Cottagers’ result could put pressure on Southampton and affect their play on Tuesday. Burnley are also in the mix for relegation with just nine points separating them from the drop.

Crystal Palace have nothing to play for to finish out the season. We could be in store for a score stalemate this week when they visit St. Mary’s Stadium.

Southampton vs Crystal Palace Tips

Here are our Southampton vs Crystal Palace tips for Tuesday's Premier League match at St Mary's.

1. Both teams to score: YES @ 5/6

2. Eberechi Eze to score anytime @ 5/1

3. Under 2.5 goals scored @ 10/11