Crystal Palace vs Leicester City
English Premier League
Date: 28 December 2020, Monday
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Selhurst Park (London).
With solid form on their side, Leicester City aim to keep the momentum in the title race with a win over Crystal Palace on Monday.
It is a strange English Premier League season, and Leicester City is one of the tips that managed to sprung a few surprises and emerged as title challengers along with the likes of Everton and Aston Villa, all these teams staying inside the top six thumping some big names.
Now, fixtures are coming thick and fast and we are geared up for more surprises in the coming days.
To start off, Leicester travel to Crystal Palace after their first draw of the season. Their opponent was the free scoring Manchester United and not many people will complain with the final score of 2-2, which was also our correct score tip of the day at 13.00 odd.
The result helped the Foxes to stay at third in the league table. But they could drop as low as 9th if points are dropped at the Selhurst Park with six teams behind them drifting at a 3-point gap.
Crystal Palace were demolished by Liverpool 7-0 before Christmas and the boxing day saw them stumbling again, another heavy defeat, this time away at Aston Villa, a team sitting 3 points behind their Monday’s visitors.
Anyway, form is poor on the Seagulls not only because of the latest back-to-back defeats, but they have managed just one win in the last 6, which came away at West Brom, drew 2 and lost 4 during that period.
Even though there is a gap in form and confidence between the teams, bookies have priced Leicester at a high 2.00 odd to win here, while home win can be backed at 3.90.
Crystal Palace vs Leicester City Head-to-head
- Palace won 6 of their last 12 Premier League h2h meetings, drew 2 and lost 4.
- Their record at Selhurst Park in that period is 3 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses.
- Leicester won both Premier League clashes of last season – 2-0 at Selhurst Park and 3-0 at the King Power Stadium.
- Six of their last 8 h2h meetings saw over 2.5 goals.
- Both teams scored just once in their 6 clashes.
Crystal Palace vs Leicester City Prediction
As mentioned earlier, Leicester City are a team in form and they have an excellent scoring record to go with. This team is especially impressive while playing on the road and this far bagged 6 wins from 7 and the only team that defeated them are the defending champions Liverpool.
Palace seems to be in a lot of trouble and things are not going well for them both at their own backyard and in the travels. The latest back-to-back heavy defeats could have hindered their confidence as well and therefore the outright away win looks like the best bet for this English Premier League fixture.
We may also back the visitors to score at least 2 goals in this match, since 5 of their 7 away games this season saw the same.
Crystal Palace vs Leicester City Betting Tips
Leicester City to win @ 2.00
Over 1.5 team goals for Leicester @ 1.90 odd