Crystal Palace vs Leicester City Predictions
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- Leicester have won six of their seven Premier League away games this season.
- The Foxes have scored 2.57 goals per away game in the top flight this term.
- Crystal Palace have failed to score in four of their last seven league matches.
- Jamie Vardy has scored 13 goals in 16 appearances for Leicester this season.
Dismal Palace fall to another defeat
Crystal Palace put in another dire showing on Boxing Day as the faltering Eagles were thrashed 3-0 at Aston Villa, following on from their 7-0 mauling at the hands of Liverpool the week before.
In many ways the Eagles actually played much worse in that defeat to Aston Villa, and they now head into Monday’s game having picked up just five points from their last seven Premier League matches.
Foxes remain title contenders
Leicester may not have managed to take all three points in their Boxing Day fixture, but the Foxes can be pleased with their performance. They twice managed to come from behind against Manchester United to claim a point, keeping them ahead of the Red Devils in the race for the Premier League.
The Foxes have now won three of their last five Premier League games and lost just once, which includes a 2-0 win away to title contenders Spurs.
Away from home they have been fantastic this term, wining five of their six Premier League matches and only falling by the wayside when they paid a visit to the fortress that is Anfield.
Vardy to lead visitors to three points
Considering Palace have lost three of their last six home matches and won just once, combined with the damaged morale from their recent performances, we think backing Brendan Rodgers’ side to get the win is a good value offering here.
Leicester have averaged 2.57 goals per away game this season and Palace have failed to score in four of their last seven, so we’re also opting for a comfortable 2-0 correct score prediction.
Delving into the anytime goalscorer market, Jamie Vardy is the standout choice. Leicester’s striker has scored 13 goals in 16 appearances for Leicester this season and has scored in four of his last seven outings.
Crystal Palace injuries and team news
Crystal Palace remain injury stricken with Mamadou Sakho, Gary Cahill, Connor Wickham, Martin Kelly, Nathan Ferguson and Wayne Hennessey all sidelined.
Roy Hodgson will also want to freshen up the starting lineup after their dismal performance on Boxing Day, with Andros Townsen and Michy Batshuayi both pushing for a start.
Leicester injuries and team news
Caglar Soyuncu is slowly returning to fitness but is unlikely to be risked from the start here, while Ricardo Pereira remains sidelined.
Ayoze Perez, Christian Fuchs and Nampalys Mendy could all start as Brendan Rodgers rotates his team after the short turnaround.