One draw… Predicting Southampton’s festive period results

As the Premier League enters the busy festive period, we take a close look at Southampton’s next three games against Crystal Palace, Chelsea and Arsenal.

Crystal Palace v Southampton (Boxing Day)

Southampton will be confident of a victory on Boxing Day as they returned to winning ways at the weekend with a 3-0 success over Everton.

Crystal Palace are struggling for survival at the moment, but playing at home will give the Eagles an edge.

The Premier League match at Selhurst Park promises to be hugely competitive, and it could end in a draw.

Prediction: 2-2

Southampton v Chelsea (Sunday)

Southampton have not looked good in recent weeks and have folded against the bigger sides in the Premier League, and that is likely going to be the case against Chelsea.

Playing at home against a rampant Chelsea side will be a comfort, but that is still not going to make up for the difference in class between the two teams.

Chelsea are not going to find it easy, but they have more than enough quality to register a win at Southampton.

Prediction: 0-1

Southampton v Arsenal (New Year’s Day)

Southampton will be determined to kick off the New Year on a high, but playing Arsenal even at home is not an ideal way to do that.

Playing against a superior Arsenal side at St. Mary’s is not something that manager Ronald Koeman and his players would have wanted at the start of the year, but they will be giving their all.

Arsenal should pick up the three points against the Saints, but only just.

Prediction: 1-2

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