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

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Kickoff: 12:30 Hrs

Venue: King Power Stadium

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Leicester City vs Crystal Palace Match Prediction

By Dean Carr

Leicester City host Crystal Palace at the King Power Stadium on 16/12/17 following an incredible win for the away side last time out. While Crystal Palace produced an astonishing comeback to beat Watford 2-1. Read on for a full match preview complete with betting tips and predictions.

Betting Tips and Predictions

The Foxes have been in great form at home over recent weeks, and although Crystal Palace will be full of confidence after the weekend, I’m expecting the home side to take the three points in this meeting.

Leicester win - 10/11
Jamie Vardy to score anytime - 21/20

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

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

Crystal Palace saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

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

AVG Goals

1.2

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Leicester City Form Guide

Leicester City Team Logo

Leicester City

Won

5

Draw

3

Lost

2
W H

01-01-2018

Premier League

Huddersfield Town Team Logo Huddersfield Town

FT 3 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

06-01-2018

FA Cup

Fleetwood Town Team Logo Fleetwood Town

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

13-01-2018

Premier League

Chelsea Team Logo Chelsea

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

16-01-2018

FA Cup

Fleetwood Town Team Logo Fleetwood Town

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

20-01-2018

Premier League

Watford Team Logo Watford

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

27-01-2018

FA Cup

Peterborough United Team Logo Peterborough United

FT 1 - 5

(HT 0 - 3)

L A

31-01-2018

Premier League

Everton Team Logo Everton

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

D H

03-02-2018

Premier League

Swansea City Team Logo Swansea City

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

10-02-2018

Premier League

Manchester City Team Logo Manchester City

FT 5 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

16-02-2018

FA Cup

Sheffield United Team Logo Sheffield United

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

Crystal Palace Form Guide

Crystal Palace Team Logo

Crystal Palace

Won

2

Draw

4

Lost

4
D A

23-12-2017

Premier League

Swansea City Team Logo Swansea City

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

28-12-2017

Premier League

Arsenal Team Logo Arsenal

FT 2 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

31-12-2017

Premier League

Manchester City Team Logo Manchester City

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

02-01-2018

Premier League

Southampton Team Logo Southampton

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

08-01-2018

FA Cup

Brighton & Hove Albion Team Logo Brighton & Hove Albion

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

13-01-2018

Premier League

Burnley Team Logo Burnley

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

20-01-2018

Premier League

Arsenal Team Logo Arsenal

FT 4 - 1

(HT 4 - 0)

D A

30-01-2018

Premier League

West Ham United Team Logo West Ham United

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

D H

04-02-2018

Premier League

Newcastle United Team Logo Newcastle United

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

10-02-2018

Premier League

Everton Team Logo Everton

FT 3 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

Leicester City Preview

Southampton fans were left wondering what had hit them on Wednesday night after Claude Puel’s Leicester side dismantled the Saints with a 4-1 victory at St. Mary’s Stadium. Riyad Mahrez opened the scoring for Leicester after 11 minutes, while Shinji Okazaki and Andy King both netted before half-time to leave the Foxes 3-0 up at the break. Maya Yoshida headed home a response for Southampton in the 61st minute, but Japanese compatriot Okazaki scored Leicester’s fourth 20 minutes from time to seal a convincing win for the away side. Now winning four games on the bounce, Puel has got this team looking like something not too dissimilar from what Claudio Ranieri had, with the side full of confidence and scoring goals freely away from home. Their weekend-midweek double header away to Newcastle and Southampton saw Leicester score four goals, while they are unbeaten in seven games on the road in the Premier League. Also winning three of their last four at the King Power Stadium - with Manchester City being the only side to beat them during that spell - Leicester are one of the form teams in the Premier League so far. Losing just one of their last 12 games in all competitions, they will be expecting to collect another three points this weekend.

Leicester City Team News

Matt James (achilles) is set to miss out once again for Leicester.

Crystal Palace Preview

The newly-found confidence, belief and character of this Crystal Palace team were all on display at Selhurst Park on Tuesday night as they came from behind to defeat Watford 2-1 with a pair of goals in the last five minutes. Daryl Janmaat’s 3rd-minute effort gave the home team the worst possible start to the game and it was only down to some excellent goalkeeping from Julian Speroni that they didn’t find themselves out of the game. However, Tom Cleverley’s 87th minute red card appeared to give the team some impetus and they were level through Bakary Sako before James McArthur scored a dramatic winner in the 92nd minute to lift the team out of the bottom three for the first time this season. The fact it was two substitutes which struck for Palace will have given Roy Hodgson extra pleasure, as he looks to silence what were casting doubts over his suitability for the role when he took over. Palace are currently unbeaten in six games, with two wins and four draws, losing just once in eight in total, with that defeat in itself harsh as they lost 1-0 away to Tottenham. Keeping clean sheets in each of their last two away games, the challenge will now be to finally end their wait for an away Premier League goal after going eight games without one.

Crystal Palace Team News

Mamadou Sakho (calf) and Connor Wickham (cruciate ligament) are both missing here, while Joel Ward (groin) and Chung-Yong Lee (hamstring) are doubtful.

Leicester City Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.6

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 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

Leicester City vs Crystal Palace Sidelined Players

Leicester City
22 Matthew James Injured
6 Robert Huth Injured
Crystal Palace
21 Connor Wickham Injured
12 Mamadou Sakho Injured
27 Damien Delaney Injured
24 Timothy Fosu-Mensah Injured
2 Joel Ward Injured
4 Luka Milivojevic Suspended

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Kasper Schmeichel 189 84
5 CD Wes Morgan 185 93
2 LB Danny Simpson 178 74
15 CD Harry Maguire 188 79
3 RB Ben Chilwell 178 76
25 CDM Onyinye Ndidi 186 78
21 CDM Vicente Iborra 190 76
7 CM Demarai Gray 179 65
26 CM Riyad Mahrez 179 61
11 CM Marc Albrighton 175 67
9 CF Jamie Vardy 178 76
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Julian Speroni 186 87
34 LB Martin Kelly 191 77
5 CD James Tomkins 190 74
6 CD Scott Dann 188 76
15 RB Jeffrey Schlupp 178 72
10 LM Andros Townsend 181 76
18 CM James McArthur 168 64
7 CM Yohan Cabaye 175 72
8 RM Ruben Loftus-Cheek 192 83
11 CF Wilfried Zaha 180 66
17 CF Christian Benteke 190 83