Leicester City vs Crystal Palace preview - Lets

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Saturday 23rd February – 17:30

Out-of-form Leicester City look to get back to winning ways, and pull themselves further clear of the danger zone, as they take on a Crystal Palace side who are just one place behind them in the league table.

Leicester City Form

Leicester have won just once in the league in 2019, a 1-0 away victory at Everton on New Years Day, and are currently on a win-less run of five matches. In that time, they have picked up just one point.

The Foxes have had almost two weeks since their last match, as they missed out on cup action last weekend having been dumped out in the third round by Newport County.

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A stat even more worrying than the lack of victories is the fact Leicester have only scored more than one goal in one of their last seven matches and that was in a 4-3 defeat at Wolves.

Crystal Palace Form

Crystal Palace are currently on a run of three league matches without defeat and safely advanced to the Quarter Finals of the FA Cup last weekend with a comfortable victory over Doncaster Rovers.

They are still only three points off the relegation zone but are just five points behind Leicester, so a victory here could pull themselves a little closer to safety as well as potentially dragging their opponents into a relegation dogfight.

A positive coming into this match for Palace is that they have lost just once in their last four away league games, which includes victories at Manchester City and Wolves. They have also found the net eleven times in their last five Premier League road trips.

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Head to Head

Crystal Palace have the clear edge in recent meetings with Leicester. The Eagles have won the last three, scoring nine goals and conceding none. The most recent meeting was a 1-0 victory for Palace in December, with Luka Milivojevic netting the only goal of the game.

Leicester were last victorious over Palace in October 2016.

Team News

Leicester come into this match with just two long term injuries. Daniel Amartey has been out since November, whilst manager Claude Puel recently revealed that Marc Albrighton could miss the rest of the season with a hamstring injury.

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson will make history as the oldest ever Premier League manager here and has no new injuries or suspensions to worry about. In fact, Palace will be boosted by the return to fitness of Cheikhou Kouyate and the availability of Wilf Zaha, after he served a recent suspension.

Betting Odds

Leicester are slight betting favourites for this match, probably due to home advantage and a higher league position, with Betfair pricing them at 6/5 in the match result market. However, Palace are on an unbeaten run and have the advantage in recent meetings so the 13/5 on an away victory looks extremely generous odds.

Both teams do leak goals, with Leicester failing to keep a clean sheet in their last five league matches and Palace only one in their last five. So, Both Teams to Score could be a good bet at odds of 9/10.

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