Following the signing of Frank de Boer at the start of the season as coach of the London club, the four consecutive defeats in the opening days of the event were enough so that the club quickly opted for another change.
A team that failed to keep up expectations last season and after a lot of changes in the squad and the technical command are again in a difficult position to stay in the race.
The supporters criticize the direction throughout this management of the club but somehow support the choice of the new English coach, player who is a known fan of the club.
Quote from: Roy Hodgson, Crystal Palace Coach
“All game styles depend on the players on the pitch.
It’s hard to impose a style that players are not comfortable with. I have seen many Palace games in the last 5 years and I have a clear idea of what it takes and what style to implement to win games.
I believe the team will be able to maintain the race. I would not take this job if I did not believe that I and my staff were the best option to do it. This could be a very good year. ”
The former coach of the English football team was confident to lead the club for the first achievements and is expected a huge reception in the stands for the new stage of the club, at the command of one who is one of the fans.
I had the chance to see the last game of the Palace and I found the result a little unfair because they were the team that most sought the 3 points against Burnley, a team that only defend after taking advantage of a defensive error of Londoners.
The ability to penetrate the opposite defense is few of this team but they have a lot of quality in the squad to guarantee the maintenance in the test. Hogdson will have to be right in the style that the team is still looking for success in the race.
As previously mentioned, Crystal Palace have come to this day with 4 defeats in all 4 games so far and it is the only team that has not yet scored in the Premier League, as well as being the only team that has not yet scored, occupying the last position in the table classification.
The next 3 days of the club will be against Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea so the ideal would be from here with the 3 points because it is predicted 0 achieved of these 3 next days.
Southampton also opted for a change in the club’s technical lead for this new season by replacing Claude Puel with Mauricio Pellegrino, a trainer with no experience in the Premier League and without much coaching.
The squad has not undergone many changes and appears to be slightly weaker than in previous seasons.
Commonly known for being a very solid team and organized defensively and with a very organized football, the team seems to be affected by the controversy around the central Van Dijk that wanted to leave the club in the transfer market
and who has not played any minute for the Saints this campaign.
Officially the arrival of Gabbiadini in the winter market seems to have been the best recent news that the club had but still lacking the quality in front of attack.
Last season, in spite of the 8th position achieved, the truth is that they were the 4th team with more games without scoring goals but also were the 3rd best team that finished more without conceding goals.
The Saints’ favorable timing at this start could have ended with more points but they did no better than a draw against Swansea and Huddersfield to zero goals beyond the loss to Watford 2-0 on the journey.
The only positive result came against West Ham 3-2 in a game in which they were more than 70 minutes against 10 players and where the victory fell only in the final minutes.
Prognosis Crystal Palace vs Southampton:
Two new coaches in the club but with completely different experiences in the competition, where English gives Argentinian a thrashing.
I think Hodgson’s entrance to the Eagles bench will be a bonus and I do not see them leaving this uncolored game.
The truth is that Southampton is stable defensively but after the departures of Jose Fonte and now with van Dijk half out of the club are not the same.
The atmosphere is predicted a huge advantage for the Londoners so my bet goes for a turnaround at the wrong time.