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PREVIEW: Crystal Palace - Southampton team news, stats, how to watch Premier League on TV and stream online

Premier League football is back. Here’s all the information you need to know as Southampton take on Crystal Palace in the 2020-21 season opener.

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Crystal Palace v Southampton FC - Premier League 2020-21 preview season opener James Ward-Prowse Wilfried Zaha Photo by Jon Bromley/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images

HOW TO WATCH, STREAM CRYSTAL PALACE VS SOUTHAMPTON AND PREMIER LEAGUE GAMES:

Date/time: 12/9/2020, 15:00 (UK), 10:00 ET, 7:00 PT (USA)

Venue: Selhurst Park, London, UK

How to watch How to watch Crystal Palace vs. Southampton on TV

UK: BT Sport
USA: NBCSN.
Canada: Streaming only on DAZN. See below for more information.

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How to legally stream Crystal Palace vs. Southampton

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Canada: DAZN (Watch EVERY Saints match in Canada with a high-quality, legal stream with DAZN. Click here to start your free DAZN trial to watch Premier League soccer)

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Crystal Palace vs. Southampton Team and Injury News:

Premier League football is back.

Southampton kick off their 2020-21 campaign away at Crystal Palace later this afternoon.

Saints manager Ralph Hasenhuttl will be hoping his men get off to a flyer when they take on Roy Hodgson’s well-drilled side at Selhurst Park.

In terms of team news, it’s expected that Southampton pair Danny Ings and James Ward-Prowse will feature after returning from England duty without injury.

However, Stuart Armstrong will likely miss out after picking up an injury with Scotland last week. Armstrong will be a big miss for the Saints.

New Southampton signing Mohammed Salisu isn’t expected to play for his new side until he gains match fitness. Hasenhuttl is targeting a date in October for that.

Crystal Palace’s big summer signing, Eberechi Eze from QPR, is an injury doubt with a groin strain.

Nathan Ferguson is also a fitness doubt, though new Chelsea loan signing Michy Batshuayi could play for Palace after returning to the club.


Crystal Palace vs. Southampton Pre-Match Stats via BBC Sport

Head-to-head

  • Crystal Palace have won just three of their 22 Premier League matches against Southampton, and two of 11 at home (D3, L6).
  • Southampton are on a three-match winning run without conceding a goal away to Palace in the league. They have never won four consecutive top-flight away matches against one opponent.

Crystal Palace

  • Crystal Palace’s tally of 16 points in 2020 is the worst return of any current Premier League side.
  • They took only one point from their final eight Premier League fixtures last season.
  • Palace failed to score in the first half of a league-high 29 of their 38 top-flight fixtures in 2019-20.
  • The Eagles are winless in all six previous opening day Premier League matches at home (D2, L4).
  • Wilfried Zaha registered just four Premier League goals and three assists in 38 appearances last season, compared to 10 goals and five assists in 2018-19.

Southampton

  • Southampton’s opening-day win ratio of 9.5% is the worst of any team to have played at least 10 Premier League seasons.
  • They have earned 30 points in 2020 (W9, D3, L6), ranking them sixth in the Premier League.
  • Saints earned a club record nine wins and 31 points away from home last season - only Liverpool and Manchester City had better records.
  • They can win three consecutive Premier League matches for the first time since 2016.

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