Predicted Southampton and Crystal Palace line-ups: Two changes for Koeman

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Here are the possible sides for Southampton v Crystal Palace in the FA Cup.

Southampton boss Ronald Koeman will be keen for his side to maintain their momentum as they prepare to face Crystal Palace in the FA Cup this weekend.

The Saints go into the match after a 2-1 win against Newcastle United and it’s a chance for the side to forget about the pressure of the Premier League for 90 minutes, focusing on using their obvious creative talent to good effect.

Crystal Palace also head into this game off the back of an important win and Alan Pardew will want the positive energy created after his arrival to be maintained.

Pardew may toy with his squad slightly but a good cup run will not only benefit the team financially, it could give them a welcome boost over the second half of the season as they look to consolidate their Premier League status.

The tag of being underdogs may work in Palace's favour for the game, as it completely removes the pressure from them and allows them to play with a little more freedom.

Here are the possible sides Koeman and Pardew could select for the match.

Southampton: Forster, Clyne, Fonte, Gardos, Targett, Davis, Reed, Ward-Prowse, Tadic, Long, Pelle

Crystal Palace: Speroni, Ward, Dann, Delaney, Kelly, Puncheon, McArthur, Ledley, Zaha, Murray, Gayle

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