Southampton – Crystal Palace, stream live! How to watch, injury news, start time, odds, prediction

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Southampton – Crystal Palace should be an open, entertaining game on Tuesday (start time 3:15pm ET on NBCSN and online via NBCSports.com) as the Eagles and Saints are battling to push towards the top of the bottom half of the table.

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Southampton have had a horrible 2021, picking up fewer points than any other team in the Premier League so far this year. Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side have struggled with injuries to key players and have had defensive problems, but they are a dangerous team to play against. They also have a fantastic record against Palace over the years, so that will be encouraging.

Crystal Palace are solid and steady and secured their Premier League status for a ninth consecutive season after winning at Sheffield United at the weekend. Roy Hodgson’s contract runs out at the end of the season, as do the contracts of several players, as Palace will have a very busy, and interesting, summer ahead and can start planning for it.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Southampton – Crystal Palace.

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Team news

Southampton have Danny Ings back fit, as their top goalscorer has missed the last few games with a thigh injury. Oriol Romeu, Ryan Bertrand and Will Smallbone remain out injured.

Crystal Palace have had a horrible injury list as Connor Wickham, James McArthur, Nathan Ferguson, Mamadou Sakho and James Tomkins remain out.


Odds and ends (full odds provided by our partner, PointsBet)

Southampton are the favorites to prevail and are +108. Crystal Palace are at a very decent price at +240. The draw is +245.

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Prediction

This is a tough game to call and it all depends on two men. Wilfried Zaha and Danny Ings. The former has struggled for goals in recent months and usually has a good battle against Saints, including James Ward-Prowse in particular. As for Ings, if he is fit enough to start that will be a huge boost for Saints. I’m going for a draw. Southampton 1-1 Crystal Palace.


How to watch, stream and start time

Kick off: 3:15pm ET
TV Channel: NBCSN
Online: Stream via NBCSports.com

Manchester City wins the Premier League

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Pep Guardiola’s dynastic run at Manchester City has hit a new height with a third Premier League crown in four seasons.

Manchester United’s 2-1 loss to Leicester City on Tuesday means the second-place Red Devils cannot collect more than 79 points this season. Man City has 80 points.

City has now won the League Cup and Premier League, and can add a long-sought European Cup when It stages the UEFA Champions League Final with Chelsea later this month.

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Man City joins Aston Villa with the joint-fifth most titles in English top-flight history, its seventh title also serving as its fifth since the 2011-12 season ended a 44-year wait to return to the top of the division.

It’s dynasty — even considering Liverpool’s title win last season. Perhaps we’re living in a two-dynasty era,  a fair discussion given Liverpool’s Champions League crown in 2018-19 being joined by a season that would win the league most years.

The wait is over

City’s 2-0 win over Crystal Palace last weekend saw the champions-elect turn their eyes to two of their biggest rivals as Manchester United – Liverpool hit Old Trafford and a United loss would render it incapable of meeting City’s 80 points.

That didn’t happen as Man United – Liverpool was postponed due to protests infilitrating the Old Trafford pitch, and Man City would know it could win the league by beating Chelsea on Saturday.

City is the first team to win three titles in at-most four seasons since Manchester United completed its latest threepeat in 2008-09.

Pep joins royalty

The trophy is the third PL title for Pep Guardiola and eighth in his five seasons at the Etihad Stadium (Four League Cups and one FA Cup).

His three crowns in England are also level with the legendary Bill Shankly of Liverpool and Stan Cullis of Wolves.

The three titles put Guardiola level with Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho for second-most all-time, 10 behind Alex Ferguson.

What’s next for City?

Man City could still win three trophies if it turns the tide on Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea at the UCL Final.

City is 25-5-5 with a plus-46 goal differential coming on 72 goals while allowing 26.

Sheffield United – Crystal Palace, stream live! How to watch, odds, prediction

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Relegated Sheffield United would love to grab a rare home win from stagnant Crystal Palace at Bramall Lane (start time 10am ET Saturday on NBCSN and online via NBCSports.com).

Palace has lost three-straight and is winless in four, but still holds an 11-point advantage on the bottom three with five matches left on the PL docket.

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Blades have just 17 points this season and would be thrilled to build up their confidence for the Championship by collecting a Premier League win at home.

Sheffield United has only drawn twice while losing 27 matches this season.

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Here is everything you need to know ahead of Sheffield United – Crystal Palace this Saturday with team news, odds, stream link, and more.


Team news

Sheffield United

OUT: Ethan Ampadu (groin), Oliver McBurnie (ankle), Jack O’Connell (knee), Billy Sharp (thigh).

Crystal Palace

OUT: James Tomkins (fitness), Mamadou Sakho (other), Nathan Ferguson (other), Connor Wickham (other), James McArthur (calf).


Odds and ends (full odds provided by our partner, PointsBet)

Sheffield United (+190) | Crystal Palace (+215) | Draw (+215)

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Prediction

Well, does Wilf Zaha play? Even with him active but below 100 percent, the Eagles do have the weapons to punish Blades. But we think this one has a confidence-boosting win for Blades written all over It. Heck, we’re even calling for a Rhian Brewster goal. Sheffield United 2-1 Crystal Palace.


How to watch, stream, start time

Kickoff: 10am ET Saturday
TV Channel: NBCSN
Stream: Online via NBCSports.com

Premier League injury report, 2020-21

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Premier League injuries: It’s time to take a look at the players who might be unavailable, or set to return from injury, ahead of matchweek 35 in the 2020-21 Premier League season.

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Prior to every matchweek this season, we’ll update this Premier League injuries page with the latest news and update, so make sure to check back regularly to see how your favorite — or least-favorite — club is getting on.

Note: Any player listed for COVID-19 reasons — whether a positive test or additional precautions — will always be deemed “questionable” until they make their return to action.

Arsenal injuries

QUESTIONABLE: David Luiz (thigh), Emile Smith Rowe (thigh), Pablo Mari (ankle) | OUT: Granit Xhaka (hamstring)

Aston Villa injuries

OUT: Jack Grealish (calf – setback), Trezeguet (knee), Morgan Sanson (knee)

Brighton & Hove Albion injuries

QUESTIONABLE: Florin Andone (knee) | OUT: Adam Lallana (calf), Tariq Lamptey (thigh), Solly March (knee)

Burnley injuries

OUT: Robbie Brady (calf), Kevin Long (calf)

Chelsea injuries

QUESITONABLE: Mateo Kovacic (thigh) | OUT: Andreas Christensen (thigh)

Crystal Palace injuries

QUESTIONABLE: James Tomkins (head) | OUT: James McArthur (calf), Nathan Ferguson (knee), Connor Wickham (undisclosed), Mamadou Sakho (thigh)

Everton injuries

QUESTIONABLE: James Rodriguez (calf) | OUT: Jean-Philippe Gbamin (knee)

Fulham injuries

QUESTIONABLE: Tom Cairney (knee), Harrison Reed (knock) | OUT: Marek Rodak (finger), Tom Cairney (knee), Terence Kongolo (knee)

Leeds United injuries

QUESTIONABLE: Liam Cooper (buttock) | OUT: Adam Forshaw (groin), Helder Costa (back)

Leicester City injuries

OUT: Harvey Barnes (knee – out for season), James Justin (knee), Wes Morgan (back)

Liverpool injuries

OUT: Virgil van Dijk (knee – out for season), Joel Matip (ankle – out for season), Joe Gomez (knee – out for season), Jordan Henderson (adductor), Divock Origi (undisclosed), Caoimhin Kelleher (abdomen)

Manchester City injuries

QUESTIONABLE: Kevin De Bruyne (undisclosed)

Manchester United injuries

OUT: Anthony Martial (knee), Daniel James (undisclosed), Phil Jones (knee)

Newcastle United injuries

OUT: Callum Wilson (thigh), Fabian Schar (fitness), Jamaal Lascelles (foot), Ryan Fraser (groin), Isaac Hayden (knee), Karl Darlow (knee), Elliott Anderson (groin)

Sheffield United injuries

QUESTIONABLE: Ethan Ampadu (groin) | OUT: Jack O’Connell (knee), Billy Sharp (groin), Oliver McBurnie (foot)

Southampton injuries

QUESTIONABLE: Michael Obafemi (undisclosed) | OUT: Oriol Romeu (ankle), Ryan Bertrand (calf), William Smallbone (knee), Danny Ings (thigh)

Tottenham Hotspur injuries

OUT: Ben Davies (calf)

West Bromwich Albion injuries

OUT: Robert Snodgrass (back), Branislav Ivanovic (thigh), Ainsley Maitland-Niles (loan – unable to face parent club)

West Ham United injuries

QUESTIONABLE: Mark Noble (calf), Angelo Ogobonna (thigh) | OUT: Declan Rice (knee), Arthur Masuaku (knee)

Wolverhampton Wanderers injuries

QUESTIONABLE: Willy Boly (COVID-19), Rayan Ait Nouri (knock) | OUT: Raul Jimenez (head), Pedro Neto (knee – out for season), Jonny (knee – out for season), Fernando Marcal (groin)

Crystal Palace – Manchester City, stream live! How to watch, odds, prediction

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Crystal Palace – Manchester City could be a big game for the visitors on Saturday (start time 7:30am ET on NBCSN and online via NBCSports.com) as they aim to move one step closer to clinching the title.

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If Pep Guardiola’s side win and Manchester United lose to Liverpool on Sunday, then City will be crowned Premier League champions for the third time in the last four seasons. Given their incredible second half display at PSG to win their UEFA Champions League semifinal 2-1 in midweek, City will be full of confidence heading to Selhurst Park.

As for Roy Hodgson and Palace, well, he’s pretty much kept them up and that is no mean feat. They have struggled with injuries all season but have battled through it and now want to finish the season on a high and push towards the top 10. Hodgson and several Palace players seem likely to move on this summer when their contracts end, as a new era will be ushered in at Selhurst.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Crystal Palace – Manchester City.

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Team news

Crystal Palace have had injuries galore pretty much all season long and Roy Hodgson still has plenty of key absentees for these games. Gary Cahill and James McArthur remain out, while Connor Wickham, Nathan Ferguson are also out. Mamadou Sakho and James Tomkins are also unlikely to feature.

Palace starting XI: Guaita, Ward, Kouyate, Dann, Mitchell, Milivojevic, Riedewald, Eze, Townsend, Benteke, Zaha.

Manchester City have no injury issues but Pep Guardiola is expected rotate his squad as this match falls in-between their two Champions League semifinals. John Stones is suspended after his red card against Aston Villa.

Man City starting XI: Ederson, Cancelo, Laporte, Ake, Mendy, Rodri, Fernandinho, Torres, Jesus, Aguero, Sterling.


Odds and ends (full odds provided by our partner, PointsBet)

Manchester City are the huge favorites at -334, while Crystal Palace are +900 to win. The draw is +400.

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Prediction

No matter what team they put out, you’d expect Man City to win. Palace, and Zaha, have caused them lots of problems in recent seasons but the Eagles have been hit hard by injuries and just haven’t been themselves, especially at the back, in recent months. Crystal Palace 1-3 Manchester City.


How to watch, stream and start time

Kick off: Saturday, 7:30am ET
TV Channel: NBCSN
Online: Stream via NBCSports.com