Crystal Palace is absolutely desperate for a win, they have fired their manager this week and will be hoping that a change at the top will herald a change on the field.
Much more was expected from Southampton this season and to date, they have been a great disappointment, they will be looking to pick up points today in an attempt to kick-start their own faltering season.
C Palace stats over last 20 home games
Home wins 8
Home Losses 11
10 of the last 20 C Palace home games have been over 2.5
4 of the last 20 C Palace home games both teams have scored.
C Palace have scored first in 7 of their last 20 home games
C Palace have conceded first in 13 of their last 20 home games
C Palace have scored in 10 of their last 20 home games
Southampton stats over last 20 away games
Away wins 6
Away Losses 8
9 of the last 20 Southampton away games have been over 2.5
8 of the last 20 Southampton away games both teams have scored.
Southampton have scored first in 5 of their last 20 away games
Southampton have conceded first in 9 of their last 20 away games
Southampton have scored in 10 of their last 20 away games
Truth be told it is difficult to predict who will win this game, a change of manager tends to bring in a short-term change of fortunes but you cannot ignore the poor form that Palace are in.
By the same token, it is hard to have much confidence in Southampton.
What is for sure is that both sides will be looking for the win and will be attack minded and goals looks a strong possibility.
Therefore the best value bet in this game is