Foxes and Eagles To Share The Spoils



On Saturday Leicester City entertain Crystal Palace at the King Power Stadium with a 3pm kick off.


Having occupied a top-four place for all but one weekend in September, Leicester’s momentum is falling after picking up just two points out of a possible 12 since the restart, which has seen their Champions League spot for next season put under a lot of pressure from sides underneath them.


For Palace, after gaining two successive victories since the return of Premier League football, their last two matches have resulted in two defeats to Liverpool and Burnley.


The Foxes will be looking to bounce back from the midweek loss to Everton. Leicester never recovered after conceding two goals in the opening sixteen minutes with just a Kelechi Iheanacho consolation goal to show for their efforts.


Palace went down to a Ben Mee goal on Monday evening and will be looking to get back to goal scoring ways again after suffering blanks in their past two matches.


The hosts have recorded two home victories in their last five against Midland sides Aston Villa and Birmingham, meanwhile, the visitors have picked up wins on their travels against struggling Brighton and Bournemouth.


Leicester boasts a fine home record at the King Power, after suffering just three defeats all season, whilst the Eagles have picked up 20 points out of a possible 48 on their travels this season.


The last time these two sides met was back in November when Leicester travelled to South East London and came away with a 2-0 victory, thanks to goals from Caglar Soyuncu and Jamie Vardy.


Roy Hodgson’s side come into Saturday’s game with four wins in their last six with Leicester having just a single win in their last five Premier League games- a 4-0 victory over Aston Villa.


Once again, this season the Foxes have been heavily reliant on Vardy’s goals. Currently on 19 for the season in the Premier League, but without a goal in his last five appearances, this could be the game that will get him back on track.


Palace’s problem this season has been in front of goal, with Jordan Ayew top scorer for the Eagles with just nine goals- including three in the last five. However defensively they have looked a solid unit under Hodgson.


Team News

Leicester could make changes after their midweek defeat but will be without long term absentees Ricardo Pereira and Daniel Amartey.


Palace are boosted by the return of Christian Benteke after a two-match absence due to injury.


Match Prediction

Leicester desperately need a win. Palace looking a good all-round side. I’m going for a share of the spoils 1-1



Match Preview written by Peter Moore.