It’s another night under the lights at St Mary’s as Southampton face Crystal Palace in the Premier League. Get set for the fixture with our Match Pack, in association with eToro…
Southampton vs Crystal Palace
St Mary’s Stadium
Tuesday 11 May, 20:15 BST
Referee: Andy Madley
Assistants: Eddie Smart, Mark Scholes
Fourth official: John Brooks
VAR: Simon Hooper
Assistant VAR: Derek Eaton
HOW TO WATCH
This match will be broadcast live on Sky Sports, with coverage starting from 20:00 BST.
WHAT’S AT STAKE?
Just four points separate Southampton and Crystal Palace in the table as the season draws to a close.
Southampton’s Premier League status could be confirmed tonight as 17th place Burnley travel to 18th place Fulham. Victory for Burnley will send Fulham down to the Championship along with West Brom and Sheffield United.
Regardless of the result at Craven Cottage this evening, Southampton will be keen to pick up all three points at St Mary’s to extend the gap and finish this turbulent season on a high.
Crystal Palace secured their Premier League status as they claimed victory over Sheffield United on the weekend.
Danny Ings could possibly see a return to first-team action at St Mary’s on Tuesday as he’s on his way back from a hamstring injury.
Takumi Minamino could also return to the side, after being unable to feature against his loan club Liverpool on Saturday.
Oriol Romeu, Ryan Bertrand and Will Smallbone all remain out of contention.
For Palace, defenders James Tomkins and Nathaniel Clyne are back fit and available for selection.
Liverpool (a) 2-0
Leicester City (h) 1-1 (Ward-Prowse)
Tottenham Hotspur (a) 2-1 (Ings)
Leicester City (a) 1-0 FA Cup
West Brom (a) 3-0
Sheffield United (a) 2-0 (Benteke, Eze)
Manchester City (h) 0-2
Leicester City (a) 2-1 (Zaha)
Chelsea (h) 1-4 (Benteke)
Everton (a) 1-1 (Batshuayi)
Ralph Hasenhüttl: "We have now three home games at St Mary’s and we want to take a few wins there. Tomorrow we have to start with the first against Palace and this is what we are focusing on. Everything else, it is not necessary to look at it. Do your job and you don’t have to look at others."
Roy Hodgson: “The demands we make on a player to play Southampton two days after mathematically securing safety is the same as the first day of the season. Our demands are always high and I hope that the players share that, they’re proud, it’s not easy to become a Premiership player.
ONES TO WATCH
Stuart Armstrong: It’s been a season of constant development for Stuart Armstrong and he continues to impress in a Saints shirt.
Taking on the number six role alongside James Ward-Prowse in Saturday’s clash with Liverpool, Armstrong appeared to flourish in the centre of midfield and will undoubtedly impact Tuesday night’s game if he is to feature.
ralph hasenhüttli think especially the development of stuey this season was a massive one. he's showed his flexibility.
Eberechi Eze: The 22-year-old has gone from strength-to-strength this season for Roy Hodgson, playing a pivotal role in their 2-0 victory over Sheffield United.
With four goals and five assists to his name so far this season, Eze will be a real attacking threat for Hasenhüttl’s men.
Danny Ings 11
James Ward-Prowse 9
Ché Adams 7
James Ward-Prowse 6
Stuart Armstrong 5
Ings, Adams 4
Wilfred Zaha 10
Christian Benteke 7
Eberechi Eze 4
Eberechi Eze 5
Andros Townsend 4
Schlupp, Ayew 3
HEAD TO HEAD
DID YOU KNOW?
- Southampton have won 57% of their Premier League meetings with Crystal Palace (13/23), their highest win rate against any side they’ve met more than 12 times in the competition.
- Southampton’s Nathan Redmond has scored three Premier League goals against Crystal Palace, only netting more in the competition against Watford (4)
- Danny Ings has scored 18 Premier League home goals for Southampton – he’s looking to become just the second player to score 20 top-flight goals for Saints at St Mary’s Stadium, after James Beattie (28).
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