Four reasons Southampton will lose to Crystal Palace on Wednesday night
No Gabbiadini, no goals
Southampton’s main problem prior to the end of the January transfer window had been their struggle to put the ball in the back of the net – enter Manolo Gabbiadini.
The Italian hit the ground running and quickly became the goalscorer the club had been craving all season after netting six goals in his first five matches, however he picked up a groin injury in the defeat to Tottenham last month.
That issue kept him out of the Bournemouth game on Saturday and Saints failed to find the scoresheet, which doesn’t bode too well against Palace when they will once again be missing the 25-year-old.