Crystal Palace vs Leicester City
English Premier League
Date: Saturday, 15 December 2018
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Selhurst Park (London).
Both Crystal Palace and Leicester City will be looking to recover from last weekend’s failures as they take on each other on Saturday afternoon at in London. The Glaziers are back at Selhurst Park after conceding three goals in back-to-back away losses to the likes of Brighton & Hove Albion and West Ham United.
They made a bright start seven days ago at London Stadium when James McArthur broke the deadlock six minutes in, but team’s lame defensive line struggled to keep things quiet at the back once again. They shipped three second-half goals in a range of 17 minutes as substitute Jeffery Schlupp could only find the consolation goal 14 minutes from time.
Crystal Palace vs Leicester City: Head-to-head
Palace fans still likely remember their team’s biggest Premier League win which came just in the previous head to head meeting with the Foxes.
The Glaziers bagged five goals without any response when teams met in late-April at Selhurst Park.
At least three goals were seen in each of past four head to head encounters between these two likes.
Palace scored eight without conceding a single in two wins over Leicester City last season.
Crystal Palace vs Leicester City: Prediction
It seems the time has come for the high-scoring head to head trend to be stopped on Saturday afternoon. Roy Hodgson, whose generally thin squad has troubles in the build-up play, will be without his main striker Wilfried Zaha whose fifth yellow card of the season sees him suspended for the Leicester tie.
The visitors will also likely be without injury Jamie Vardy whose absence was more than notable in the 0-2 home defeat to Tottenham Hotspur last time out. Kelechi Ihenacaho was too isolated in the final third which is why we see a great chance for the Glaziers to finally keep it tight at the back here.
We generally expect a close encounter with the draw as the most likable of three outcomes between two similarly-matched sides. You can go for it at 3.20 odds.
Crystal Palace vs Leicester City: Bet Tips
Draw @ 3.20 (11/5)
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.61 (8/13).