Crystal Palace vs Leeds United
England – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 7 November 2020
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Selhurst Park.
The Peacocks were given a major reality check the last match-day by the Foxes.
Marcelo Bielsa’s men had elevated themselves amongst one of the best teams in the PL, but they were taught a lesson by the 2015-16 title-winners that there’s still a long way to go for them.
As of now, the newly-promoted team is under huge pressure to retaliate. They need a great performance very soon if they are to be able to maintain the kind of respect they wish for.
And they kind of have the perfect opponent coming up. The Eagles had a paltry 14th place finish the last season, and they also have won just once in the past five game weeks in the Premier League.
On top of that they have also been struggling at home lately, and they have an inferior h2h record against this rival over the years.
Consequentially, expect Leeds to have an upper hand this weekend.
Crystal Palace vs Leeds: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The Peacocks had recorded ten of the former fourteen overall wins.
- They had scored two or more goals in six of the former eight clashes.
- At this stadium, the visitors had scored two or more goals in five of their last eight visits.
- Since 1992, the hosts have won just twice at this venue.
Crystal Palace vs Leeds United: Prediction
Roy Hodgson’s men lost 2-0 on the road the last match-day, against Wolves. Meanwhile, Bielsa’s men lost 1-4 at home against Leicester.
Going on, the Eagles were winless in five of their preceding seven overall match-ups, and they remained so in 11 of their last 16 appearances at home. In fact, they have a total of just three league wins at this stadium this whole year, and one of these had come against a team currently in the Championship.
On the other hand, barring the Leicester loss, the Peacocks have been one of the best teams in the competition lately. They have had great performances against the likes of Liverpool, Manchester City, Aston Villa etc.
On top of that, they also had won seven of their preceding nine road trips, and most importantly they have a great h2h record against this rival over the years.
To quote some stats, they had recorded ten of the previous fourteen overall h2h wins, and they had also lost just twice at this stadium in the last 28 years.
Taking these observations into account, expect Leeds to have a great game this weekend.
Crystal Palace vs Leeds: Betting Tips
Double Chance: Leeds or Draw @ 1.44 (4/9)
Leeds +0.5 Asian Handicap @ 1.40 (2/5).