Michael Owen predicts Crystal Palace v Southampton

Crystal Palace and Southampton will face each other at Selhurst Park in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.

Former Newcastle United striker Michael Owen has predicted on Colossusbets.com that Crystal Palace will win against Southampton this weekend.

Palace will take on Southampton at Selhurst Park in London in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon, and the former Liverpool star has backed the home team to pick up all three points.

“Like most teams, Southampton have proved inconsistent this season and they probably come here in their worst form of the campaign with three losses – including a 6-1 hammering at the hands of Liverpool in the Cup – and a 1-1 home draw against Aston Villa in their last four games,” Owen has written on Colossusbets.com.

“And their away record of just one win – and that was only at Chelsea! – in seven is not the best.

“However, Palace are equally Jekyll and Hyde, especially at home – their 1-0 loss to Sunderland was hard to see coming – and my gut feeling is for a scoring draw.

“But the home side have been playing the better football this season, so if there is to be a winner, I think it will be Palace by the odd goal.”

Palace are sixth in the Premier League table at the moment with 23 points from 15 matches.

The Eagles are six points behind Manchester United, who are fourth and occupy the final Champions League spot.

Alan Pardew’s side side will head into Saturday afternoon’s game on the back of a 1-1 draw with Everton away from home at Goodison Park.

Meanwhile, Southampton currently find themselves 12th in the standings with 21 points from 15 matches.

The Saints are not in good form at the moment and will head into the encounter against Palace on the back of a 1-1 draw with Aston Villa at St. Mary’s Stadium.

Ronald Koeman’s side suffered a 6-1 defeat to Liverpool at home in the quarter-finals of the Capital One Cup last week.

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