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Betting Tips for Today: Crystal Palace should see off sorry Saints

3:35 PM WAT 31/08/2018
Wilfried Zaha - Watford vs. Crystal Palace
Mark Hughes is under increasing pressure to deliver after a poor start but it should be another tough afternoon as they head to Selhurst Park

Crystal Palace host Southampton in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon and there's some value to be had for punters.

Palace are 11/12 (1.92) with 888Sport to win the game and that looks a good selection considering the issues facing the visitors in the early part of the campaign.

Mark Hughes' side have picked up just one point from their opening three games. That came courtesy of a 0-0 draw against Burnley and they've since gone on to lose to Everton and Leicester City.

Saints finished 17th last term and don't appear to have made many steps forward in terms of their squad depth based on their displays so far.

Both teams progressed in the Carabao Cup midweek despite plenty of changes in their starting line ups. Southampton beat Brighton 1-0 and Palace saw off Swansea by the same score line.

888Sport make the visitors 13/4 (4.25) to record a first league victory while the draw is a 5/2 (3.50) chance.

Palace may only have three points to their name, but Roy Hodgson's men were impressive despite losing 2-0 to Liverpool and missed a gilt-edged chance to take a share of the spoils against Watford last weekend when Joel Ward headed wide from close range.

The impressive form of Wilfried Zaha has got to be a concern for a Saints backline that have conceded four times in two games. The Ivory Coast international is a 7/4 (2.75) shot to score anytime but the better bet is to simply back the home side to secure three points.

Southampton did just enough to avoid relegation last season but given the quality of the promoted sides this term, they look legitimate candidates for the drop once more and Palace can heap more misery on the south coast side at 11/12 (1.92) by winning their second league game of the campaign.

Odds correct at the time of publish

Crystal Palace to beat Southampton at 11/12 (1.92) for a 1pt stake with 888Sport