U18 Preview: Saints vs Crystal Palace

By SFC Media time Fri 31 Mar Saints vs Crystal Palace
Photo by Isabelle Field | Ethan Hartness

Southampton’s Under-18s return to action as they host Crystal Palace in the Under-18 Premier League this weekend.

Saints vs Crystal Palace
U18s Premier League
Staplewood Campus
Saturday 1st April, 11:00 GMT
Behind closed doors

Saints' youngsters return from the international break looking to return to winning ways as they play their first home match since mid-March.

Last time out, they fell to defeat on the road against Chelsea as a very youthful side were narrowly behind at the break before ultimately losing 5-2.

It's been a positive international break for several Under-18s regulars however, most notably as Joe Andrews helped Wales qualify for the Under-17s EUROs for the first time in their history.

NEWPORT, WALES - 28 MARCH 2023: Wales Celebrate at full time during the UEFA U17 Championship Qualification fixture between Wales and Montenegro at Dragon Park, Newport, Wales. (Pic by Ashley Crowden/FAW) Photo by Ashley Crowden/FAW
Joe Andrews enjoyed a successful international break with Wales

Crystal Palace have enjoyed a positive season as they sit in third place in the league table, level on points with Fulham in second place.

The young Eagles are unbeaten in two games after a stunning 5-1 win over Leicester City followed a dramatic 4-3 win over Arsenal.


Earlier this season, Saints were narrowly beaten on the road against Palace in an end to end 3-2 defeat.

After only 20 minutes the scores were tied at 2-2, with the Eagles finding a winner in the second half.


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