Leicester City vs Crystal Palace Betting Preview – 23/02/2019

Leicester City vs Crystal Palace Betting Preview – 23/02/2019

Leicester City vs Crystal Palace

Leicester City returns to the King Power Stadium this weekend where they will welcome Crystal Palace as they go head-to-head for their 27th match of the season. Claude Puel’s position at Leicester City is far from being secure with them in a horrific run of form and another loss for the Foxes will certainly not help fight his case of keeping his job. Palace sit in 13th, one place below their opponents and are separated by five points, making this a great opportunity for them to close the gap down to just two points. Roy Hodgson’s men secured the three points in the first meeting between these sides with a narrow 1-0 victory.

Leicester City have fallen far since their incredible 2015/16 Premier League winning season, as they now find themselves down as a mid-table side who may be in line for another manager due to their poor form this season. The Foxes sit down in 12th place as they head into matchday 27 and another loss would not see them fall lower in the table, but it would allow Palace to reduce the five-point gap to just two points.  Following their recent 3-1 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur, Leicester have now gone six games without a win and over the course of those games have secured just one point. Despite their poor form, Leicester are favourites for this fixture and have odds of 23/20 with SkyBet.

The Foxes have been fairly strong at the back this season with them conceding just 34 goals, but with just 31 scored they are the lowest scoring side out of the top 12 sides. Three of Leicester’s last four defeats have seen them lose by a margin of one goal which has been the case for the majority of the season. You can back Leicester to lose by a margin of one goal with SkyBet at price of 7/2. Neither side involved in this fixture are high scoring sides with just 58 goals between them this season and the Foxes have bagged five in their last five. Bet365 has under 2.5 goals to be scored priced at 4/6.

With their opponents in poor form, Crystal Palace will be aiming to secure the full three points at the King Power Stadium on Saturday. The Eagles will arrive at Leicester in a run of good form which has seen them pick up three wins from their last five and remain unbeaten in their last five as well. Palace’s latest game saw them go up against Doncaster Rovers in the FA Cup who they went onto beat 2-0. Palace can be backed with SkyBet for a price of 12/5.

Like their opponents, Palace have not been a high scoring side this season with just 27 goals scored but their recent success has come from their strength defensively. In all three of their last victories, they have kept clean sheets and SkyBet has them priced at 5/2 to keep another this weekend. Wilfried Zaha is the most likely player for Palace to bag a goal this weekend and has odds of 14/5 with Betway to score anytime.

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