Date: 8th May 2021
Time: 10:00 PM (IST)
Venue: Etihad Stadium
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With the Premier League entering the business end of the season, Southampton is set to host Crystal Palace at St. Mary's Stadium on Tuesday night. While the Eagles are currently placed at 13th spot with 41 points to their name, the hosts are reeling at 17th position with only 37 points. However, it is all quite close in the points table and a win for the Saints could help them climb to 14th spot in the standings. With so much to play for both sides, the stage is certainly set for another epic PL encounter this week.
The hosts will be without few key players Ryan Bertrand (calf injury), Oriol Romeu (ankle injury) and Will Smallbone (knee injury) but could have their star striker Danny Ings back for this contest who has been out of action for a while due to hamstring problem.
The visitors will also be without few of their key players with Mamadou Sakho (thigh injured), James McArthur (calf injured) and Connor Wickham (muscle injury) sidelined.
Talking about goalkeepers, both Alex McCarthy and Vincente Guaita have been decent with 7 clean-sheets (27 matches) and 8 clean-sheets (34 matches) respectively. However, looking at the recent form, Palace have conceded less goals and Guaita could be the better choice for that spot. In the defense, Cheikhou Kouyate and Jannik Vestergaard have been quite impressive for their sides and should be certain picks in your fantasy side.
Among the midfielders, Eberechi Eze could prove to be the X-Factor in your side as he has been making some giant strides this season. Coming to this contest on the back of scoring a brilliant goal against Sheffield, he would be high on confidence. Meanwhile, James Ward-Prowse has 14 goal contributions this season and could be a great choice for captain/vice-captain. In strikers, Christian Benteke and Wilfried Zaha should be certain picks in your side.
Probable Playing 11
McCarthy; Walker-Peters, Bednarek, Vestergaard, Stephens; Minamino, Ward-Prowse, Armstrong, Djenepo; Redmond, Adams
Guaita; Ward, Kouyate, Dann, Van Aanholt; Ayew, Milivojevic, Riedewald; Eze; Zaha, Benteke
Goalkeepers: Guaita, McCarthy
Defenders: Walker-Peters, Bednarek, Vestergaard, Kouyate
Midfielders: Milivojevic, Eze, Ward-Prowse, Armstrong
Strikers: Zaha, Benteke, Redmond, Adams
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