Crystal Palace vs Leicester City Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Venue: Selhurst Park

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Crystal Palace vs Leicester City Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Roy Hodgson is falling under tremendous pressure at Crystal Palace after watching his team slip to a 3-2 defeat against West Ham last weekend. James McArthur may have handed Palace with the lead after just six minutes, but goals from Robert Snodgrass, Javier Hernandez, and Felipe Anderson were able to turn the match around its head. Even a second-half goal from Jeffrey Schlupp was only a consolation for Palace. Leicester City lost for the first time in eight matches after a 2-0 defeat against Spurs. Son Heung-Min came up with a goal just before the break to change the half-time team talk for both clubs. Dele Alli came up with a second goal to ensure three points for the visitors.

Here we have our SBAT match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Betting Tips and Predictions

A Crystal Palace outfit without Wilfried Zaha is a major handicap and one that will provide Leicester with confidence to take something out of this match. Palace have not done well at Selhurst Park this season. In fact, they have only managed one victory at home this season with just four goals scored. Palace traditionally do not do well when Zaha is unavailable, but Leicester do not have the offensive threat to come up with a victory. I would back a draw.

Leicester and Palace have struggled with scoring goals and it is not a surprise that both teams would find themselves at the bottom of the pile when it comes to the form table in recent weeks. The absence of Zaha takes away a major attacking threat in one of the teams, while Leicester have generally struggled to score many goals this season. I would pick under 2.5 goals.

Draw – 11/5

Total goals under 2.5 – 8/13

Crystal Palace saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

Leicester City saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

AVG Goals

1.3

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Crystal Palace Form Guide

Crystal Palace Team Logo

Crystal Palace

Won

6

Draw

2

Lost

2
W A

02-01-2019

Premier League

Wolverhampton Wanderers Team Logo Wolverhampton Wanderers

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

05-01-2019

FA Cup

Grimsby Town Team Logo Grimsby Town

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

12-01-2019

Premier League

Watford Team Logo Watford

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

19-01-2019

Premier League

Liverpool Team Logo Liverpool

FT 4 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

27-01-2019

FA Cup

Tottenham Hotspur Team Logo Tottenham Hotspur

FT 2 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

D A

30-01-2019

Premier League

Southampton Team Logo Southampton

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

02-02-2019

Premier League

Fulham Team Logo Fulham

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

09-02-2019

Premier League

West Ham United Team Logo West Ham United

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

17-02-2019

FA Cup

Doncaster Rovers Team Logo Doncaster Rovers

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

W A

23-02-2019

Premier League

Leicester City Team Logo Leicester City

FT 1 - 4

(HT 0 - 1)

Leicester City Form Guide

Leicester City Team Logo

Leicester City

Won

2

Draw

1

Lost

7
W H

26-12-2018

Premier League

Manchester City Team Logo Manchester City

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

L H

29-12-2018

Premier League

Cardiff City Team Logo Cardiff City

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

01-01-2019

Premier League

Everton Team Logo Everton

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

06-01-2019

FA Cup

Newport County Team Logo Newport County

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

12-01-2019

Premier League

Southampton Team Logo Southampton

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

L A

19-01-2019

Premier League

Wolverhampton Wanderers Team Logo Wolverhampton Wanderers

FT 4 - 3

(HT 2 - 0)

D A

30-01-2019

Premier League

Liverpool Team Logo Liverpool

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

L H

03-02-2019

Premier League

Manchester United Team Logo Manchester United

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

10-02-2019

Premier League

Tottenham Hotspur Team Logo Tottenham Hotspur

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

23-02-2019

Premier League

Crystal Palace Team Logo Crystal Palace

FT 1 - 4

(HT 0 - 1)

Crystal Palace Preview

Palace manager Roy Hodgson is deeply disappointed with his team’s inability to pick up points even when they have been playing well. Palace have been unable to hold a defensive structure and the Eagles are fast becoming a poor defensive outfit in the 2018-19 campaign. Palace have conceded 10 goals in the last six matches. Crucially, the absence of Wilfried Zaha for the upcoming match will be a major blow to Hodgson, as Palace have traditionally been unable to win matches whenever the England international has not featured. The lack of Christian Benteke has resulted in Palace playing without a striker.

Crystal Palace Team News

Patrick van Aanholt (knock) and Christian Benteke (knee) are unavailable for Palace. Wilfried Zaha and James Tomkins are suspended for the game.

Leicester City Preview

Leicester City have been unable to push forward with the team lacking an offensive threat. Jamie Vardy has not been effective in this 2018-19 season due to a variety of reasons with injuries and suspensions being the chief culprits. Manager Claude Puel also has a reputation for playing defensive football and this has led to the foxes managing just five goals in the last six matches. If not for Wolves, Leicester would be the worst offensive team in the top half of the table after having only managed 21 goals.

Leicester City Team News

Daniel Amartey (broken ankle) and Benjamin Chilwell (knee) are unavailable for Leicester City.

Crystal Palace Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.9

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Leicester City Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.1

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Crystal Palace vs Leicester City Sidelined Players

Crystal Palace
17 Christian Benteke Injured
5 James Tomkins Suspended
11 Wilfried Zaha Suspended
Leicester City
18 Daniel Amartey Injured

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
31 GK Vicente Guaita 190 80
29 LB Aaron-Wan Bissaka 183 72
34 CD Martin Kelly 191 77
12 CD Mamadou Sakho 187 83
3 RB Patrick van Aanholt 176 67
18 LM James McArthur 178 64
4 CM Luka Milivojevic 186 80
8 CM Cheikhou Kouyate 189 75
7 RM Max Meyer 173 60
14 CF Jordan Ayew 182 81
10 CF Andros Townsend 181 77
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Kasper Schmeichel 189 89
14 LB Ricardo Pereira 175 70
15 CD Harry Maguire 194 100
5 CD Wes Morgan 186 93
28 RB Christian Fuchs 187 84
24 CDM Nampalys Mendy 167 68
25 CDM Wilfred Ndidi 183 80
10 CM James Maddison 175 73
7 CM Demarai Gray 180 74
11 CM Marc Albrighton 175 67
9 CF Jamie Vardy 179 74