Leicester City vs Crystal Palace
English Premier League
Date: Saturday, 23 February 2019
Kick-Off at 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue: King Power Stadium (Leicester).
The Foxes are finally looking towards an easier fixture after a well congested schedule which saw them play the likes of Liverpool, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur in last three rounds. They claimed just one point from these three ties and dropped down to 12th place as a consequence.
Leicester City are still on a safe distance from the relegation zone and a victory on Saturday afternoon against Crystal Palace would completely get their campaign up and running.
However, a potential failure could put them in jeopardize of being wrapped up into the relegation scrap. Crystal Palace are five points behind Leicester City, but they are only three points above the danger area.
Leicester City vs Crystal Palace: Head-to-head
The Glaziers have a positive head to head record in matches with Leicester City (15 wins and 14 losses).
Crystal Palace won three on the spin against the Foxes netting nine goals without any response in the process.
The Glaziers claimed a demolishing 0-3 victory in the previous visit to King Power where they generally have a negative record against Leicester City (8 losses and 5 wins).
Leicester City vs Crystal Palace: Prediction
The visitors took advantage of the easier schedule to go unbeaten in five successive affairs in all competitions. They conceded just two goals along the way and could be a tough nut to crack for Leicester City on the occasion. This is particularly interesting because of the fact the Foxes failed to find the back of the net in last three encounters against Palace.
Roy Hodgson’s men eliminated Doncaster Rovers in the FA Cup via a 0-2 victory last weekend away at Keepmoat Stadium. They won 4, drew 2 and lost 7 of 13 away matches in the Premier League this season.
The draw looks to be the closest of three outcomes based on everything written above. We don’t expect to see a goal fest as the Glaziers will likely stand tight at the back.
Leicester City vs Crystal Palace: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.66 (4/6)
Draw @ 3.30 (23/10).