Crystal Palace vs Leicester
English Premier League
Date: Saturday, 15th April 2017
Kick-off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Selhurst Park, London.
Sam Allardyce’s men will be delirious after beating Arsenal 3-0 in the previous round. Big Sam needs to keep his player’s feet on the ground since they will face English champions.
After the defeat in Madrid against Atletico, Leicester City FC will be looking to avoid their 12th away defeat this season.
The hosts are in on a great run. Palace won 5 out of last 6 Premier League matches. Their home form is also astonishing – Crystal Palace won previous three games at Selhurst without conceding a single goal.
However, they are still near the relegation zone in the 16th place. It is almost unimaginable for a team lead by Big Sam to face the relegation, so Crystal Palace will probably cruise towards the mid-table as the season is coming to an end.
The champions of England are amidst their two-legged Champions League quarter-final tie against Spanish Atletico Madrid, so the players will be certainly fatigued or rested for the clash in London.
Leicester’s away form is woeful. In 15 visits this season, they only managed to win a single game. They were defeated 11 times while 3 matches ended without a winner.
However, Leicester improved their goal-scoring form, as they managed to find the net at least twice over the last six Premier League matches.
Crystal Palace vs Leicester: Head-to-head
The previous three meetings between the two sides went to Leicester. Before 2014, Crystal Palace and Leicester were meeting regularly in Championship.
Crystal Palace vs Leicester: Prediction
The hosts will probably register another three points on Saturday against the tired champions. We can also expect a goal from each side since both teams prefer the offensive approach recently.
Crystal Palace vs Leicester: Bet tips
The first pick will be Crystal Palace to win at 1.80.
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