Crystal Palace Vs Southampton Highlights
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Venue: Selhurst Park
Date: Saturday, 8 March, 2014
Kick off: 15:00 GMT
Southampton have won their last four league matches against Palace, the last three by a 2-0 scoreline.
Crystal Palace have never beaten Southampton in nine previous Premier League encounters (D4, L5), with the last three at Selhurst Park ending in draws.
Southampton are looking to complete the league double over Palace for the second successive occasion but for the first time in the Premier League since its inaugural season of 1992-93.
Crystal Palace have taken 10 points from the last 18 available to them (W3, D1, L2), but all of those points have come against clubs in the bottom half of the table.
Defeat against Manchester United in their last home game ended a four-match unbeaten run at Selhurst Park for the Eagles.
Tony Pulis’s men have gone four league matches without a clean sheet. They had kept five in his previous 11 games as Palace boss.
Palace have scored 19 league goals this season, the equal-fewest with Cardiff. Their last two goals have both been penalties.
Nine of the Eagles’ goals (47%) have come from set pieces, the highest proportion in the top flight.
Southampton have only won four of their last 17 Premier League games (D5, L8).
All but one of Saints’ 10 league wins this campaign have come when they have kept a clean sheet.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side let in only five goals in their opening 11 league fixtures but have conceded 30 in the following 17 matches.
Southampton have lost only twice in 15 matches against sides in the bottom half of the Premier League table (W9, D4, L2).
Only Liverpool (36) have scored more Premier League goals from English players than Southampton (25) this season.
Rickie Lambert has scored three goals in his last two league appearances against Palace.