Crystal Palace v Leicester City Betting Preview: Latest odds, team news, tips and predictions

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Premier League Crystal Palace v Leicester City

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Sunday, November 3, 2019


Selhurst Park

Punter's Pick

Crystal Palace welcome high-flying Leicester City to Selhurst Park in what should be an entertaining encounter between two attacking teams. Palace will be looking to strengthen their position in the top half of the table whereas Leicester will be hoping to cement their place in the top four and continue their dreams of a Champions League berth.

Crystal Palace come into this fixture off the back of a loss and draw against two of the Premier League’s heavy hitters. A resolute performance against champions Manchester City was ultimately fruitless as they were undone by two goals in two minutes from Gabriel Jesus and David Silva. However, they followed up with a 2-2 draw against Arsenal at the Emirates despite going two goals down. Luka Milivojevic reduced the deficit from the spot before a Jordan Ayew header helped Palace take a share of the spoils. Prior to that the Eagles had only lost one game in seven in all competitions which shows their ability to be more consistent than last season as well as match a lot of the big boys after their draw against Arsenal and 2-1 victory over Manchester United at Old Trafford. Roy Hodgson will be looking to continue their run against top four hopefuls when they take on Leicester and he will be confident of getting something out of the game as both teams look evenly matched on paper.

Leicester City are still buzzing after their 9-0 demolition of Southampton in their last Premier League game. They followed up with a 3-1 away win against Burton to progress in the Carabao Cup which means the Foxes have now lost just once in their last seven matches, which includes six wins. Their only loss in that time was to league leaders Liverpool after conceding a 90th minute penalty which was despatched by James Milner to break Leicester hearts. Brendan Rodgers has had an instant impact on the team from when he took over last season and after having a full pre-season has been able to stamp his style of football on the players. The sweeping attacks and forward play from the likes of Jamie Vardy, James Maddison and Ayoze Perez is similar to the flowing football implemented by the Northern Irishman at Liverpool, but he ensures a solid base with the likes of Jonny Evans and Caglar Soyuncu. The Foxes will continue to dream of a top four finish and after their amazing Premier League triumph in recent years, fans certainly won’t think this is wishful thinking.

In team news both managers seem to have a strong contingent of players to choose from with not many fresh injury concerns being reported ahead of this game. It will be interesting to see if Roy Hodgson presses on with two forwards playing at home or goes with his preferred method of playing Jordan Ayew with Wilfried Zaha the main support from midfield. Brendan Rodgers will most likely stick to a similar formation with the likes of Harvey Barnes and Youri Tielemans sitting in midfield with James Maddison pulling the strings to feed Jamie Vardy.

In recent meetings between these teams Crystal Palace have in fact been the dominant team. The Eagles have won four out of their last five matches against the Foxes with a Leicester win last coming back in 2016. Last season Palace enjoyed a 1-0 home win courtesy of a Luka Milivojevic goal and then thumped Leicester away 4-1 with Wilfried Zaha netting a brace.

On paper these two teams look similar but we feel that given Leicester’s current form that they are the favourites to take the win. Bet365 have priced them well over evens and we think these are generous odds given their record of winning six out of their last seven games in all competitions. Palace have stuttered of late and although the teams will be evenly matched, we feel the Foxes will take all three points on Sunday afternoon.

Punter's Pick

Crystal Palace welcome high-flying Leicester City to Selhurst Park in what should be an entertaining encounter between two attacking teams. Palace will be looking to strengthen their position in the top half of the table whereas Leicester will be hoping to cement their place in the top four and continue their dreams of a Champions League berth.

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