Kick-off: 1500, 15/12/2018
Stadium: Selhurst Park
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What Trueform says for Crystal Palace vs Leicester
Crystal Palace and Leicester are pretty evenly matched on our Trueform ratings and a Selhurst Park stalemate could be on the cards.
The Foxes’ form has been a bit more up and down, but they have only lost one of their last five Premier League away games – and that was at Arsenal.
We feel City are on course for a third straight draw on the road and 11/5 for that outcome is our first Crystal Palace vs Leicester prediction.
A Look At Crystal Palace’s Betting Odds
Palace remain towards the wrong end of the table but again played well for no reward when going down 3-2 at West Ham last weekend.
The Eagles scored first and last through James McArthur and Jeffrey Schupp, but found the Hammers too hot to handle in between.
That left Palace with just one win in 10 but manager Roy Hodgson feels there is more to come from his side.
“At half time, I thought we were quite fortunate to be in the lead, I don’t think we played anywhere near as good football as we’re capable of playing,” he said.
“Funnily enough, in the second half we played better, but unfortunately we conceded three goals and as a result we were chasing – 3-1 away from home against a team of West Ham’s quality is not easy.
“We did pull one back, but we only gave ourselves 10 minutes to get a third and we weren’t capable of that.”
The feeling is still there that the Eagles are an entertaining team to watch and well capable of pulling clear of the drop zone.
Looking at the Crystal Palace vs Leicester odds, we like 7/2 for a score draw.
Last Palace line-up: Hennessey, Van Aanholt, Tomkins, Sakho, Wan-Bissaka, Milivojevic, Meyer, Kouyate, Townsend, McArthur, Zaha.
Palace are without the suspended Wilfried Zaha and James Tomkins, while Christian Benteke is still recovering from a knee injury.
A Look At Leicester City’s Betting Odds
Leicester were undone by Son Heung-min’s fine opener and Dele Alli’s second-half header when taking on Tottenham at King Power Stadium, ending a six-match unbeaten run in this competition.
However, Claude Puel refused to be too downbeat, stating: “It was a shame because our togetherness, understanding and mentality was fantastic.
“I was happy about our desire and we tried to play, but we lacked composure with the ball and under pressure we could have had other opportunities.”
The Foxes have generally done well when visiting teams in the bottom half of the table, picking up wins at Southampton, Newcastle and Cardiff, plus recent draws at Brighton and Fulham.
City should also be fired up for this contest, having lost 5-0 and 3-0 to Palace last season!
Let’s hope lessons have been learned from those defeats, because 11/2 for a 1-1 stalemate this time completes our Crystal Palace vs Leicester betting tips.
Last Leicester line-up: Schmeichel, Chilwell, Morgan, Evans, Pereira, Gray, Maddison, Iborra, Mendy, Ndidi, Iheanacho.
Jamie Vardy is back for Leicester. The striker has missed the last two games with a groin injury but has returned to full training.
Harry Maguire is expected to make a comeback from a knee injury, but Daniel Amartey (broken ankle) is out for another few months.
West Ham 3-2 CRYSTAL PALACE – James McArthur, Jeffrey Schlupp
LEICESTER 0-2 Tottenham
Head-to-head: Palace 5-0 Leicester, Leicester 0-3 Palace, Palace 2-2 Leicester, Leicester 3-1 Palace, Palace 0-1 Leicester, Leicester 1-0 Palace
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