Premier League In Focus – Crystal Palace vs Southampton Preview

When? Saturday 16th September, 12:30 (UK)

Where? Selhurst Park

What channel is it on? Sky Sports Premier League

Are tickets still available? Sold out

Head-to-head – last five meetings: Crystal Palace W2, Southampton W3
Head-to-head – Premier League meetings: Crystal Palace W2, Southampton W10, D4
Head-to-head – all-time meetings: Crystal Palace W38, Southampton W44, D22

Crystal Palace are still looking for their first points and goals of the season.

This is the first game for Roy Hodgson since taking charge of Crystal Palace.

The South London club are the first top-flight team to lose the opening four matches of a season since 1923.

Southampton have drawn three blanks this season from their first four matches, with two of those resulting in goalless draws.

Their only goals of this season have come from their win against West Ham on the second week of the season. They are averaging just 0.75 goals a game.

Crystal Palace have conceded seven goals so far this season - an average of 1.75 goals per game.

Christian Benteke has scored three goals in the last two meetings between the two sides.

Palace’s first win against Southampton did not occur until as recently as December 2015.

The last time these two sides met at Selhurst Park, the Eagles ran out 3-0 winners, with a brace from Christian Benteke playing a large part in Palace earning all three points.