Crystal Palace vs Leicester: Eagles can continue to soar

Crystal Palace vs Leicester: Eagles can continue to soar

Kick Off: 1500, 15/04/2017

Stadium: Selhurst Park

Crystal Palace boosted their Premier League survival hopes when hammering Arsenal 3-0 on Monday night and will now hope to capitalise on meeting Leicester in the middle of their Champions League quarter-final ties.

The Eagles made it five wins out of six when crushing the Gunners and look to be taking on the Foxes at the perfect time, between their two clashes with Atletico Madrid.

Looking at the Crystal Palace vs Leicester odds, we reckon the hosts are hard to oppose at 87/100.

A Look At Crystal Palace’s Betting Odds

Selhurst Park was rocking as Crystal Palace added to a shock recent win at Chelsea by claiming another major scalp earlier this week, with Andros Townsend, Yohan Cabaye and Luka Milivojevic on target as Arsenal were put to the sword.

“It’s the best week,” said Sam Allardyce. “Certainly, Chelsea away, a little blip at Southampton, then Arsenal at home. The two victories were such great victories, in such a short space of time, but it was well deserved. One or two more results and we should be safe.”

Palace do still have a tough run-in, though, with Liverpool, Tottenham and both Manchester clubs featuring among their last six opponents, so Big Sam will see this as another huge fixture and the chance to stay clear of Hull and Swansea.

The Eagles have kept four clean sheets in their five recent victories and the second of our Crystal Palace vs Leicester betting tips is to take 2/1 they win to nil again here.

A Look At Leicester’s Betting Odds

After starting with an incredible run of six straight wins, Craig Shakespeare’s honeymoon period as Leicester boss came to an end when the Foxes were beaten 4-2 at Everton.

Early goals from Islam Slimani and Marc Albrighton gave City a 2-1 lead after 10 minutes at Goodison, but the way in which Shakespeare tried to keep Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez fresh via substitutions gave a clear indication of how much the Madrid matches were playing on his mind.

Focusing elsewhere will surely be even more evident this weekend and we all saw what happened to Leicester when they took their eye off the ball for the first two thirds of the season!

Palace could be a value bet at 12/5 to prevail by more than one clear goal on the handicap markets.

Additional stats

Last result:

CRYSTAL PALACE 3-0 Arsenal – Andros Townsend, Yohan Cabaye, Luka Milivojevic (pen)

Everton 4-2 LEICESTER – Islam Slimani, Marc Albrighton

Head-to-head: Leicester 3-1 C Palace, C Palace 0-1 Leicester, Leicester 1-0 C Palace, Leicester 0-1 C Palace, C Palace 2-0 Leicester

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