Stubborn Eagles Look To Stop Free Scoring Foxes

The next side to visit Selhurst Park is Leicester City in a second consecutive Sunday game for the Eagles. It is a fixture that Palace have had success in recent years but the Foxes travel to South London fresh off the back of a Premier League record away victory to their name.

DATE

3rd November 2019

KICK OFF

2pm

VENUE

Selhurst Park Stadium, Holmesdale Road, Selhurst, London SE25 6PU

LAST SEASON

This fixture last time out produced just the one goal which was scored by Luka Milivojevic from distance on a damp dismal day in South London. It was enough to secure the points for Palace in a game that the visitors had the lions share of possession and efforts on goal but could not find an equaliser.

OFFICIALS

REFEREE – Paul Tierney

ASSISTANTS – Harry Lennard, Ian Hussin, Graham Scott (fourth official)

VAR – Michael Oliver, Simon Bennett (assistant)

INJURIES

PALACE – Vicente Guaita is expected to be back in contention for a return to the side while Mamadou Sakho and Connor Wickham are unlikely to feature.

LEICESTER – Matty James is the only injury concern who is expected to miss out.

SUSPENSIONS

None

DISCIPLINE

6 bookings – Luka Milivojevic

3 bookings – Jordan Ayew

2 bookings – Joel Ward

No Leicester players are on more than one booking going into this game

FORM GUIDE

Last FIVE meetings between the two sides;

  • 23/02/2019 Leicester City 1-4 Crystal Palace
  • 15/12/2018 Crystal Palace 1-0 Leicester City
  • 28/04/2018 Crystal Palace 5-0 Leicester City
  • 16/12/2017 Leicester City 0-3 Crystal Palace
  • 15/04/2017 Crystal Palace 2-2 Leicester City

Last FIVE results for Palace;

  • 27/10/2019 Arsenal 2-2 Crystal Palace
  • 19/10/2019 Crystal Palace 0-2 Manchester City
  • 05/10/2019 West Ham United 1-2 Crystal Palace
  • 28/09/2019 Crystal Palace 2-0 Norwich City
  • 22/09/2019 Crystal Palace 1-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers

Last FIVE results for Leicester;

  • 29/10/2019 Burton Albion 1-3 Leicester City
  • 25/10/2019 Southampton 0-9 Leicester City
  • 19/10/2019 Leicester City 2-1 Burnley
  • 05/10/2019 Liverpool 2-1 Leicester City
  • 29/09/2019 Leicester City 5-0 Newcastle United

RECORD AGAINST LEICESTER

  • Played 71
  • Won 27
  • Drawn 18
  • Lost 26

FORM PLAYERS

Top two rated players from each team so far this season according to Who Scored;

  • Ricardo Pereira 7.64
  • Wilfred Ndidi 7.63
  • James McArthur 7.08
  • Luka Milivojevic 6.99

ONE TO WATCH

YOURI MARION A TIELEMANS

Former clubs – Anderlecht, Monaco

The Belgian midfielder joined Leicester in January on loan until the end of the season. He signed a four year deal at the King Power in the summer for a transfer fee of ยฃ40million.

His career began at Anderlecht where he made his professional debut in 2013 against Lokeren. After making over a century of appearances for the Belgian outfit, he moved to France to play for Monaco who paid a fee of around 25 million Euros for his services.

The 22-year-old has represented his country at a number of different age groups before making his full debut in 2016 against The Netherlands.

KEY CLASH

JORDAN AYEW v CAGLAR SOYUNCU

This match up will be an interesting one with both players in good form going into this fixture. The Turkish defender has had rave reviews since the departure of Harry Maguire and has played his part in Leicester’s great start to the season. Meanwhile, Ayew scored his fourth goal of the season at the Emirates last weekend and will be looking to add to that.

PRE-GAME STATS

  • Palace have been winning both at half time and full time in their last 4 matches against Leicester in all competitions
  • Caglar Soyuncu has the most passes between the two sides so far this season with 682 ahead of Johnny Evans with 624
  • Palace have won their last 4 matches against Leicester in all competitions
  • Ricardo Pereira has the most tackles between the two sides so far this season with 47 ahead of Wilfred Ndidi with 45

PREDICTION

It has been an impressive start to the season for Leicester, reminiscent of their title winning season. That in itself creates pressure but under the stewardship of Brendan Rodgers they are playing good football which has seen them emerge as the closest challengers to Liverpool and Manchester City after ten games. It will be interesting to see how the Eagles react to losing their first home league game of the season against City but a battling point at Arsenal last weekend proves this side is hard to beat. With both teams keen to preserve their top six positions, we can see the spoils being shared after an entertaining match up.

Final score: 1-1

OPPOSITION VIEW

This week TEB had a chat with the guys at First 4 LCFC to find out about their season so far, thoughts on the game and much more.

BETTING ODDS

  • Home – 9/4
  • Draw – 23/10
  • Away – 6/5
  • Both teams to score – 3/4
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