Crystal Palace v Southampton: match preview

Southampton would normally consider a trip to Selhurst Park appealing. They have won their last seven league games against Crystal Palace, matches played in the top two divisions, and cost Neil Warnock his job with a 3-1 success in south London a year ago. Yet they arrive amid a dip in form and Alan Pardew’s team will offer more of a test, particularly as they look to build upon last month’s 5-1 thrashing of Newcastle and improve upon their own indifferent home record. The return of Wilfried Zaha from suspension will add to their armoury, with this a reunion with former employers for Pardew, José Fonte and Jason Puncheon. Dominic Fifield

Kick-off Saturday 3pm

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