Kick-off: 1400, 09/10/2022
Stadium: Selhurst Park
TV: Sky Sports
Crystal Palace have only picked up six points from seven Premier League games but have played well in some tough fixtures and can edge out Leeds.
The Whites started the season brightly but have since faltered and look vulnerable at Selhurst Park this weekend, judged on their away form.
We’re happy to take 11/10 for the Eagles to come out on top as our first Crystal Palace vs Leeds prediction.
Crystal Palace Odds
Palace have beaten Aston Villa this term and drawn with Liverpool, Brentford and Newcastle, as well as leading 2-0 at Manchester City before going down 4-2.
Their other defeats came against high-flying Arsenal and Chelsea, who needed a last-gasp stunner from Conor Gallagher to prevail 2-1 here on Saturday.
Odsonne Edouard put the Eagles ahead early on but Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang equalised before half-time.
Chelsea could have gone down to 10 men when Jordan Ayew looked through on goal but Thiago Silva, on the ground with an outstretched arm, appeared to bat the ball away.
Palace boss Patrick Vieira commented: “It was tough, it was a difficult game for us, but I think we did enough to at least get a point.”
Eberechi Eze will be frustrated at not having got off the mark this season but his first goal for Palace did come against Leeds at this venue just under two years ago.
Eze often catches the eye with his silky skills and really should net more, so we’re backing him to break the deadlock here in our Crystal Palace vs Leeds betting tips.
Last Palace line-up: Guaita, Ward, Mitchell, Guehi, Clyne, Olise, Eze, Doucoure, Ayew, Zaha, Edouard.
Defender Nathaniel Clyne (ankle), midfielder James McArthur and right-back Nathan Ferguson will be unavailable, but centre-back Joachim Andersen (calf) could play.
Leeds United Odds
Having picked up seven points from their opening three league games, Leeds have now gone four top-flight fixtures without a win.
The Whites have tasted defeat on the road at Brighton and Brentford and drawn at home to Everton and Aston Villa.
To be fair, United held on well for a point in an ill-tempered goalless stalemate with Villa after Luis Sinisterra’s dismissal early in the second half.
Villa created more chances, though, going closest when Philippe Coutinho’s volley struck a post and Ollie Watkins was unable to convert the rebound.
Leeds boss Jesse Marsch hit out at the visitors for slowing the game down when the numbers were even.
He stated: “I feel bad for our fans when they have to watch that. They want to see an energetic game.”
The Whites will not have to worry about Palace trying to lower the tempo in front of their vociferous home fans.
However, a lively encounter should suit the Eagles even more here, so 14/5 for them to win and both teams to score appeals.
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Last Leeds line-up: Meslier, Koch, Cooper, Struijk, Kristensen, Aaronson, Roca, Harrison, Adams, Machado, Sinisterra.
Leeds midfielder Adam Forshaw (hernia) faces a month out, winger Sinisterra is suspended, defender Leo Hjelde (appendix) has had surgery and full-back Stuart Dallas is a long-term absentee.
(Assist: Michael Olise)
(Assist: Wilfried Zaha)
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