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Crystal Palace will be looking to build on their emphatic victory at the weekend as they host Southampton at Selhurst Park in the Premier League on Wednesday

Crystal Palace will be looking to build on their emphatic victory at the weekend as they host Southampton at Selhurst Park in the Premier League on Wednesday.

Vieira’s side enjoyed a 3-1 victory over Everton last time out while the Saints slumped to a 3-0 defeat against Arsenal.

Crystal Palace

Despite losing three consecutive games prior to the match, the Eagles soared to victory after a convincing win over Everton.

Chelsea loanee Conor Gallagher stole the show yet again has he scored twice to increase his Premier League tally to six goals so far this term, with defender James Tomkin’s adding to the visitor’s troubles.

Despite Solomon Rondon making it 2-1 in the game, the incredible second goal of the game for Gallagher topped off an enjoyable night for Palace fans as they move into 12th place.

It will be a relief for Patrick Vieira to finally convert a draw into a win, with his side drawing seven times – the joint highest in the league.

Southampton

Hasenhuttl’s side left the Emirates stadium with three goals conceded and three points evading them yet again as Arsenal won convincingly.

Alexandre Lacazette opened the scoring for the Gunners after 21 minutes, which was quickly followed by a Martin Odegaard goal to put the home side 2-0 up before half time.

A headed goal from defender and potential future Arsenal captain Gabriel sealed the victory in the second half as Southampton continue to look for their first win since the beginning of November.

With one victory in their last six Premier League games and just five points shy of the relegation positions while in 16th place, the Saints will be hoping to turn their fortunes around against Palace on Wednesday.

Team news

Palace defender Joachim Andersen may not be fit enough in time for the game, while James McArthur and Nathan Ferguson remain out.

The likes of Michael Olise and Eberechi Eze may be drafted in as Vieira looks to keep his side fresh ahead of a congested period of fixtures.

As for Southampton, the striker trio of Armando Broja, Adam Armstrong and Che Adams are all out of contention, which should see Shane Long and Theo Walcott called upon to lead the forward line.

Oriol Romeu and Mohamed Salisu both return from their suspensions, while newly signed goalkeeper Willy Caballero remains in goal for the Saints.

Crystal Palace vs Southampton – kick off at 7:30pm (UK time) on Wednesday 15th December 2021

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