Kick-off: 1400, 03/11/2019
Stadium: Selhurst Park
TV: Sky Sports
Leicester are the team of the moment following last week’s incredible 9-0 win at Southampton, but they have a poor record against Crystal Palace.
The Eagles have won the last four Premier League encounters between these two teams by an aggregate score of 13-1 and are also in decent form themselves.
We think the hosts are overpriced at 13/5 and they get the nod to prevail in our opening Crystal Palace vs Leicester prediction.
A Look At Crystal Palace’s Betting Odds
Palace won four of their first eight league fixtures this term and were then far from disgraced when losing 2-0 to Manchester City at Selhurst Park.
Roy Hodgson’s side picked up another positive result when drawing 2-2 at Arsenal last weekend, even if a couple of crucial VAR rulings did go in their favour.
After trailing 2-0 inside 10 minutes, the Eagles fought back bravely, with Luka Milivojevic striking from the penalty spot and Jordan Ayew levelling things up.
“It is about character and personality,” said Gary Cahill. “As soon as we got the first one, I knew it was game on.
“We hit them on the break a few times and in the end we took a point which, given the tough run of games we’ve got, is a very good one.”
Palace also showed they can challenge higher-ranked outfits when winning at Manchester United and West Ham, while Norwich and Aston Villa were beaten at this venue.
Looking at the Crystal Palace vs Leicester odds, we like 23/2 for a 2-1 home victory.
Last Palace line-up: Hennessey, Ward, Van Aanholt, Tomkins, Cahill, Milivojevic, Kouyate, Townsend, McArthur, Ayew, Zaha.
Palace are set to be without Andros Townsend due to injury. Mamadou Sakho (thigh) and Conor Wickham (fitness) remain unavailable, but goalkeeper Vicente Guaita is back again.
A Look At Leicester City’s Betting Odds
Leicester obviously warrant the utmost respect after their record-breaking success at Southampton, where Ayoze Perez and Jamie Vardy both hit hat-tricks.
That amazing result left the Foxes in third place and the odds of them securing a top-four finish have tumbled.
Kelechi Iheanacho, Youri Tielemans and James Maddison were on target as City maintained the momentum with a 3-1 EFL Cup win over Burton, which made it six victories in seven outings.
Assistant manager Chris Davies said: “Obviously, from our point of view, the objective was to get through in the game, which we did.
“We could have scored more goals and been a bit more clinical with our attacking play. In general, though, we are happy to progress.”
Leicester have only suffered two narrow defeats this term and those were away to Manchester United and Liverpool, so they are not a team to take on lightly.
However, we can’t get away from that head-to-head record over the past couple of campaigns, with Wilfried Zaha proving a constant thorn in their side.
Let’s finish off our Crystal Palace vs Leicester betting tips by taking 11/2 for a home win and both teams to score.
Last Leicester EPL line-up: Schmeichel, Chilwell, Soyuncu, Evans, Pereira, Tielemans, Maddison, Barnes, Ndidi, Vardy, Perez.
Leicester are likely to be unchanged from the team that thrashed Southampton. Matty James is the only man out, as the midfielder continues to battle a long-term Achilles problem.
Arsenal 2-2 CRYSTAL PALACE – Luka Milivojevic (pen), Jordan Ayew
Burton 1-3 LEICESTER – Kelechi Iheanacho, Youri Tielemans, James Maddison
Head-to-head: Leicester 1-4 Palace, Palace 1-0 Leicester, Palace 5-0 Leicester, Leicester 0-3 Palace
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