crystal palace v Leicester City2 min read
Crystal Palace will welcome Leicester City to Selhurst Park on April 1st for their upcoming Premier League fixture. Both teams are in need of a win to improve their positions in the table. Here’s a preview of the match along with predictions.
Crystal Palace’s Recent Form
Crystal Palace have had a tough season so far, currently sitting 16th in the table, just three points above the relegation zone. However, their recent form is relatively decent. They have won three of their last five matches in all competitions, including a 2-0 victory over Watford in their last Premier League outing.
Leicester City’s Recent Form
Leicester City have also had a difficult season, sitting in 15th place in the table. They have won just one of their last five matches in all competitions, drawing one and losing three. However, they managed to secure a crucial point in their last game against Brentford before the international break.
Leicester City have won five of their last six meetings against Crystal Palace, including a 2-0 victory earlier in the season at the King Power Stadium. The Foxes have also won three of their last four matches at Selhurst Park.
Crystal Palace have a relatively clean bill of health heading into the match. However, there is a doubt over the availability of Connor Gallagher, who picked up a knock on international duty with England U21s. Wilfried Zaha will likely lead the line for the Eagles.
Leicester City have a few injury concerns ahead of the match. Wesley Fofana and Jonny Evans are both ruled out due to injuries. Jamie Vardy is also a doubt due to a calf problem, while Timothy Castagne is expected to be back in the squad after recovering from a hamstring injury.
Crystal Palace have shown some improvement in their recent performances, but they have struggled against Leicester City in recent years. The Foxes have the quality to cause problems for the Palace defense, and with the Eagles conceding 14 goals from set-pieces this season, Leicester could capitalize on that weakness.
Leicester City’s attacking options are also formidable, and despite their recent poor form, they will be looking to turn things around and secure three points in this fixture.
Therefore, our prediction for this match is a 2-1 win for Leicester City. However, given the unpredictable nature of the Premier League, anything can happen, and the Eagles could cause an upset with a strong performance on the day.