Crystal Palace v Leicester Betting Preview, Odds & Tips | 15/12/18

Crystal Palace Versus Leicester Betting Preview, Odds & Tips

Tom Kelly (@1TomKelly) previews Crystal Palace v Leicester and provides us with his best bets for Saturday’s Premier League clash by analysing team news, potential line-ups, head-to-head, key stats and facts and more.

Crystal Palace v Leicester Betting Preview, Odds & Tips

  • Date: 15/12/2018
  • Time: 15:00
  • Venue: Selhurst Park
  • Channel: N/A

Crystal Palace and Leicester City will enter this fixture with separate motives for gaining the three points. The south London side find themselves find themselves just above the relegation zone with two points separating them from the drop. On the other hand, Leicester City are currently knocking on the door of the top six, sitting just four points behind Manchester United.

The Eagles are currently not the most confident side whilst playing at Selhurst Park this season, recording just a single win at their home stadium which came earlier this month against Burnley. However, since this victory, Palace have recorded two defeats at the hands of rivals Brighton and West Ham United.

Leicester City were in a great run of form ahead of their clash against Tottenham last week where they lost 2-0. Prior to this fixture, the Foxes went eight games unbeaten which helped propel the former Premier League champions into 9th position.

Team News

Both Christian Benteke and Scott Dann will be unavailable for Palace this weekend due to long-term injuries. Wilfred Zaha and James Tomkins are suspended.

Leicester City will be without Rachid Ghezzal.

Potential Crystal Palace Starting XI: Hennessey, Wan-Bissaka, Tomkins, Sakho, Van Aanholt; McArthur, Milivojevic, Kouyate, Meyer, Townsend, Zaha

Potential Leicester Starting XI: Schmeichel, Pereira, Morgan, Evans, Chilwell, Mendy, Iborra, Ndidi, Gray, Iheanacho, Maddison

Head To Head

  • Within their last meeting, Crystal Palace won the game 5-0. However, at one point in history it took Crystal Palace 49 years to defeat Leicester City, between 1924 and 1973.

Key Stats & Facts

  • Crystal Palace have won their previous two meetings, scoring eight goals.
  • Leicester City have just won defeat in their nine games.
  • Crystal Palace have recorded just won victory in eleven games.

Betting Odds

  • Crystal Palace – 13/8
  • Draw – 23/10
  • Leicester – 15/8

The Verdict

This game has goals written all over it, so over 2.5 goals goes without the question. However, based upon previous meetings and current league form, this game will end in a high-scoring draw.

Recommended Bets

  • Draw and over 2.5 goals – 12/1