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Crystal Palace v Leicester City Predictions and Betting Tips

April 12, 2017

- Grant Whittington

 

Saturday April 16 – Selhurst Park – Premier League

A revitalised Crystal Palace host Leicester City on Saturday, with both sides looking to gain valuable points in their battle against the drop.

Past Meetings

Leicester have a slight edge in previous meetings winning three last three meetings, including a 3-1 win in October 2016, Palace’s last win against the Foxes came back in 2015.

Team News

Palace have a number of injury concerns ahead of the visit of the champions, with certain key players already ruled out. Captain Scott Dann is out with a knee injury, midfielder Yohan Cabaye and Loic Remy are both out with calf strains.

Fellow midfielder James McArthur and defenders Patrick van Aanholt and James Tomkins all face late fitness tests ahead of Saturday’s game.

Leicester’s only really injury concern is over captain Wes Morgan, who has missed the last three Foxes games, but the Jamaican international should be passed fit from a back problem.

If he is ruled out, then Yohan Benalouane should continue his run in the first team, Ben Chilwell and Andy King could also play as Leicester look to keep their players fresh for the Champions League.

Crystal Palace v Leicester City Preview and Predictions

Palace take on Craig Shakespeare’s Leicester in fantastic form, winning five of their last six games, including convincing victories over London rivals Chelsea and Arsenal. The revival under Sam Allardyce has given the Eagles a huge chance of surviving relegation.

However Leicester are also in fine form, following the appointment of Shakespeare, winning six out of their last seven Premier League games, shooting up the Premier League table to 11th in the process.

With renewed confidence in both camps, goals are very likely to be on the cards in this one, with an over 2.5 goals bet priced at 4/5. Both sides are a real threat in front of goal, and a BTTS bet is 10/11.

A 2-2 draw at 16/1

Both sides have plenty of firepower in their ranks, with Andros Townsend, Wilfred Zaha and Christian Benteke for the hosts against Jamie Vardy, Riyad Mahrez and Marc Albrighton for the visitors. Given their recent run of form, this should be an open contest, with defending taking a back seat.

Christian Benteke to score anytime 11/10

Belgian international Benteke has been in good form recently, with two goals in his last three games, and providing the focal point of much of Palace’s attacking play. The former Aston Villa and Liverpool man will be a real handful for a Foxes defence with, or without, Wes Morgan.

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