Team news, stats and predictions ahead of Southampton against Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Tuesday (kick-off at 8.15pm).

Team news

Southampton could have top scorer Danny Ings back after injury for Tuesday night’s Premier League clash with Crystal Palace.

Saints’ chief Ralph Hasenhuttl said Ings was being examined for a hamstring problem that emerged at Tottenham on April 21, as initially feared the striker might miss the rest of the season.

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On loan Takumi Minamino can return to the squad after being out of the question against his parent club Liverpool on Saturday. Ryan Bertrand (calf), Oriol Romeu (ankle) and Will Smallbone (knee) stay away.

Crystal Palace have no new injury concerns, but could make changes to the starting XI due to the quick turnaround after the 2-0 win on Saturday at the already relegated Sheffield United.

Mamadou Sakho (thigh), James McArthur (calf) and Connor Wickham (muscle) all missed the Yorkshire trip and are unlikely to perform again this season.

Nathan Ferguson has returned to first-team training but is not expected to be sent back in the last two weeks of the campaign after struggling with a knee injury for the past 18 months and a thigh problem more recently.

How do you follow?

Southampton vs Crystal Palace will be shown live in the Sky Sports Premier League and Main Event from 7.30pm. Kick-off at 8:15 p.m. Sky Sports customers can view in-game clips on the Live Match blog on the Sky Sports website and app. The highlights will also be published shortly after the final whistle on the Sky Sports digital platforms and on the Sky Sports Football YouTube channel.

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Jones Knows’ prediction

QPR fans must have seen plenty of sights this season when they saw Eberechi Eze play on Roy Hodgson’s rigid Crystal Palace side. Assistant Ray Lewington barked orders to complete his defensive duties on the left flank. As he quickly demonstrated, this is a special player who deserves an attack platform to be featured on. Do not limit it.

“Hallelujah” cried many back then when he was centrally unleashed in the weekend’s victory over Sheffield United and was the standout player of the game to score and score a goal.

With Palace safe from relegation, Hodgson will certainly continue to license Eze to express himself in this game. My eyes were drawn to this 22/1 with Sky Bet so he can score from outside the boxwhich he’s done twice this season. Should this game be an open game.

JONES KNOWS PREDICTS: 2-2

COMPETITION ANGLE: Eberechi Eze scores from outside the box (22/1 with Sky Bet)

Go for statistics

  • After winning seven of the first eight home games in the Premier League against Crystal Palace (D1), Southampton have lost their last three games against the Eagles at St. Mary’s (D2 L1).
  • Crystal Palace wants to secure the first league double against Southampton since the 1990/91 season.
  • Southampton have won 57% of their Premier League games with Crystal Palace (13/23), the highest percentage ever against any team they have met more than 12 times in competition.
  • Three of Crystal Palace’s four Premier League wins against Southampton were played on Saturdays. If they compete against Saints on any other day of the week, their record is W1 D2 L7.
  • Southampton haven’t won any of their last 10 weekday (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday) Premier League games (D4 L6), losing the last five by 22-4 aggregate. However, the last such victory for the Saints came in January 2020 against Crystal Palace (2-0).
  • Southampton have not conceded any of their last seven home games in the Premier League (W1 D2 L4) after shutting out six of their nine games at St Mary’s prior to that run.
  • Crystal Palace have won just one of their last 10 weekday Premier League games (D4 L5), beating Newcastle 2-1 at St James’ Park in February.
  • Nathan Redmond of Southampton has scored three goals in the Premier League against Crystal Palace and only four goals in the competition against Watford (4).
  • Crystal Palace forward Christian Benteke has scored 11 goals in 18 Premier League games played on Tuesday, with only Alan Shearer, 15 and Wayne Rooney, 13 scoring more that day of the week.
  • Danny Ings has scored 18 home goals in the Premier League for Southampton – after James Beattie, 28, he wants to be only the second player to score 20 top goals for Saints at St. Mary’s Stadium.