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Crystal Palace vs Leicester betting tips: Premier League match preview & predictions

Crystal Palace vs Leicester prediction: Crystal Palace 1-2 Leicester

Claude Puel’s side will be out for revenge after suffering humiliating defeats home and away to Crystal Palace last season.

Leicester head into the game 10 points above their opponents, who themselves are just two points above the relegation zone.

Palace will be without star man Wilfried Zaha.

Crystal Palace vs Leicester: Who will win?

Crystal Palace are narrow 31/20 favourites while Leicester can be backed at 15/8. The draw is priced at 11/5.

Leicester have scored in each of their last nine away Premier League matches. Back both teams to score at 19/20.

Jamie Vardy has scored five goals already this season and will be looking to add to his tally on Saturday.

Crystal Palace vs Leicester Premier League match preview

Crystal Palace host Leicester City at Selhurst Park in the Premier League on Saturday.

Leicester’s eight-match unbeaten run came to an end last weekend as they were beaten 2-0 at home to Tottenham Hotspur, conceding either side of the half-time break.

The result leaves Leicester as they were in 9th spot in the table, four points behind Manchester United.

Leicester’s two previous away matches have both ended in 1-1 draws. The Foxes have lost just one of their last five away matches in the league.

Crystal Palace suffered back-to-back away defeats last week, losing 3-1 at Brighton before losing 3-2 at West Ham. James McArthur and Jeffrey Schlupp scored the Eagles’ goals at the London Stadium last weekend.

No side has picked up fewer points at home than Crystal Palace, although they did win their last match at Selhurst Park, beating Burnley 2-0. McArthur and Andros Townsend were the scorers.

Crystal Palace did the double over Leicester last season, winning 3-0 at the King Power before thrashing the Foxes 5-0 at Selhurst Park in April.

Wilfried Zaha, McArthur, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Patrick van Aanholt and Christian Benteke all got their names on the scoresheet, while Marc Albrighton was sent off for the visitors.

Palace and Leicester have faced each other 12 times in the competition. Palace have six wins to Leicester’s four.


LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 08: Wilfried Zaha of Crystal Palace walks out prior to the Premier League match between West Ham United and Crystal Palace at London Stadium on December 8, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images)

Crystal Palace team news vs Leicester

Wilfried Zaha serves a one-match ban after picking up his fifth yellow card of the season last time out. Likewise, James Tomkins misses out for the same reason.

Martin Kelly is set to partner Mamadou Sakho at centre-back, although Scott Dann comes back into contention after returning from injury.

Christian Benteke remains sidelined with a knee injury but could return before the end of the year.

Roy Hodgson hopes to have Patrick van Aanholt available despite a shoulder problem.

Connor Wickham is lacking match fitness and remains a doubt.

Leicester team news vs Crystal Palace

Jamie Vardy has recovered from a groin problem which kept him out of the last two matches and is set to start up front.

Interestingly, at the time of posting, there are no odds available on Jamie Vardy on Bet365, perhaps they know something we don’t, as all the talk from Leicester is positive.

Ben Chillwell remains a doubt with a knee injury and is likely to miss out, meaning Christian Fuchs could start at left-back.

Ricardo Pereira will likely start at right-back, while Nampalys Mendy should partner Wilfred Ndidi in midfield.

Daniel Amartey is a long-term injury absentee.

Crystal Palace predicted line-up vs Leicester

Predicted Crystal Palace XI vs Leicester

Predicted Crystal Palace XI vs Leicester

Leicester predicted line-up vs Crystal Palace

Predicted Leicester XI vs Crystal Palace

Predicted Leicester XI vs Crystal Palace

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All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

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