Leeds vs Crystal Palace LIVE!2 min read
The Premier League fixture between Leeds United and Crystal Palace is set to take place at Elland Road on April 9, 2023, and is sure to be a thrilling encounter. With both teams fighting to avoid relegation, this match is bound to be full of action, and GOAL brings you everything you need to know about it.
Leeds United head into the game in good spirits, having beaten Nottingham Forest 2-1 in their midweek fixture, after suffering a 4-1 defeat at the hands of Arsenal. The Whites are currently two points above the relegation zone, and they will be looking to secure a crucial win against Crystal Palace.
On the other hand, Crystal Palace will be buoyed by their recent win against Leicester City in Roy Hodgson’s second spell as the team’s manager. The Eagles are currently 14th in the league, three points above the relegation zone, and they will be looking to build on their recent success.
When it comes to team news, Leeds United will be without Max Wober, Stuart Dallas, Adam Forshaw, and Tyler Adams, who are all out with injuries. However, Wilfried Gnonto is back in the squad and ready to start after recovering from an ankle injury.
Crystal Palace will be without their star player, Wilfried Zaha, who is sidelined for two or three weeks due to a groin injury. Additionally, first-choice goalkeeper Vicente Guaita is also out of action due to a calf issue, which means that Sam Johnstone is likely to make his league debut for Crystal Palace on Sunday. The good news for Roy Hodgson is that Nathan Ferguson and Chris Richards have recovered from their respective injuries and are back in the matchday squad.
In terms of head-to-head record, Leeds United have won two out of their last five meetings against Crystal Palace, while the latter won just once. The last time these two teams met was on October 9, 2022, when Crystal Palace beat Leeds United 2-1 in the Premier League.
Fans around the world will be able to watch the game live on television, with kick-off set for 2pm GMT in the UK, 9am ET in the US, and 6.30pm IST in India. With both teams fighting for survival in the Premier League, this game promises to be a tense affair, and fans will be hoping for a thrilling encounter.