There are four Premier League games taking place on Wednesday night, which will have big implications at both ends of the table.
One of those big games takes place at St Mary’s, where 15th face 14th as Southampton play host to Crystal Palace.
Both teams go into the match level on 22 points from 23 games and still looking over their shoulder at the relegation zone, with the bottom three still in touching distance.
Home advantage could play a key role in this encounter, between two very evenly matched sides. Saints also go into this clash as the form side, after a turn-around in fortunes under Ralph Hasenhuttl.
Southampton are unbeaten in their last three league outings, with two wins and a draw moving them out of the relegation places and a win will move them above their opponents.
The Eagles have also put in some improved displays in recent weeks, but results haven’t been favourable for Roy Hodgson’s men, with just one win in their last five.
After struggling for goals at the turn of the year, Palace seem to have resolved that with nine in the last five matches in all competitions – but they have started to ship goals at the other end. Hodgson’s men have kept two clean sheets in their last nine Premier League away games.
The recent head-to-head stats show that Saints have had the edge in recent times, winning three of the last four meetings – including a 2-0 win at Selhurst Park back in September. It’s also worth noting that there have been two or more goals scored in seven of the last eight meetings.
Danny Ings returned to the Saints squad for the home win over Everton and played an influential role in the 2-1 success. The former Liverpool man, who scored in the victory at Palace this term, would be good option in the goalscoring markets.