Here is how Crystal Palace and Southampton will line-up for this afternoon’s match:
Crystal Palace starting XI: Speroni, Ward, Dann, Delaney, Moxey, Dikgacoi, Jedinak, Ledley, Puncheon, Bolasie, Murray
Subs: Hennessey, Gabbidon, Bannan, Ince, Thomas, Gayle, Jerome
Southampton starting XI: Boruc, Clyne, Fonte, Lovren, Shaw, Cork, Schneiderlin, S. Davis, Lallana, Rodriguez, Lambert
Subs: Gazzaniga, Yoshida, Ramirez, Wanyama, Ward-Prowse, Chambers, Gallagher
This is a match between two of the Premier League’s surprise packages.
While Southampton have been impressing all season, it took the arrival of Tony Pulis to get Crystal Palace up and running. But it will be interesting to see if one of the league’s form teams can beat a side chock-full of recent England stars.
However, a victory this afternoon is certainly on the cards given their upturn in fortunes under Pulis, and they could get to the 30 point mark, which looked impossible the day the former Stoke man took charge.
What do you think the result will be this afternoon?
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