Looking to build off of their stellar performance away at the Etihad over the weekend, Crystal Palace will hope to extend their stay in the top half when they welcome Southampton to Selhurst Park on Tuesday night.
While Roy Hodgson’s men may have seen each of their last four Premier League outings end in a stalemate, the Eagles really impressed after snatching the most dramatic of 2-2 draws away at Manchester City on Saturday.
On the flip side, while Southampton may have thrown away a two-goal lead and watched their winning run come to an abrupt end against Wolves over the weekend, the Saints will still find the mood in their camp at a high.
Skyrocketing away from the drop zone after winning four of their last six Premier League matchups, the Saints have also continued to shine on their travels.
With the two sides playing out a 1-1 draw when they faced off on the South Coast last month, you might be interested to know that each of the last two meetings between Southampton and Palace have ended in a stalemate. An identical outcome can be found priced at 9/4 with Paddy Power for Tuesday night.
“A wonderful performance”
Although Palace may have eventually needed a dramatic late equalizer to snatch a point at the Etihad, despite leading for most of the proceedings, Roy Hodgson was quick to praise his side’s display in Manchester.
Opening the midweek fixtures sat ninth and priced at 2/1 with William Hill to secure a top-half finish this season, the Eagles are unbeaten in their last four matchups at Selhurst Park.
One man who really caught the eye after making his full Palace debut over the weekend was Everton loanee, Cenk Tosun.
Opening his account against the reigning champions on Saturday, the 28-year-old became just the fourth Turkish player to bag 10 Premier League goals and his new boss was filled with praise for his new striker.
Expected to lead the line in midweek, you might be interested to know that Tosun can be found priced at 21/10 with Ladbrokes to find the net in back-to-back appearances on Tuesday.
Southampton – The away day experts?
While Southampton may have shipped a trio of second-half strikes against Wolves on the South Coast over the weekend, few across the Premier League would have expected the Saints’ rise entering 2020.
Now dreaming of mounting what would be a shock top-half charge in South London, Ralph Hasenhüttl’s men have collected 13 points out of a possible 18 and the mood around St. Mary’s appears to be at a high.
Led by leading marksman Danny Ings, a huge part of Southampton’s eye-catching resurge has come thanks to their performances on the road.
Including picking up a surprise 2-1 victory away at Leicester in their last appearance away from St. Mary’s, the former RB Leipzig boss has seen his men win each of their last three away matchups.
You might be interested to know that the Saints can be found priced at 11/8 with Coral to extend their winning run in midweek and leave Selhurst Park with all three points.