Leeds vs Crystal Palace Predictions
- Sky Sports Main Event
- Leeds have won just three of their ten Premier League home games this season.
- Crystal Palace have only lost four of their last 12 league games, with all of those defeats coming against top four challengers.
- Five of Palace’s last 11 have ended in draws, including three 1-1 stalemates.
Hit and miss Leeds continue to entertain
Leeds fell to their tenth Premier League defeat of the season at home to Everton in midweek and, while defeat is unlikely, they may struggle to return to winning ways on Monday night.
The Whites have proven a hit with the neutrals thanks to their fluid and relentless attacking game, but the results don’t always follow. They have won just two of their last five top flight matches and at home they have only won three games all season.
These three victories came against the relegation threatened trio of Fulham, Newcastle and Burnley, but with Crystal Palace showing signs of improvement we’re expecting the Eagles to put in a good showing.
Improving Palace can put up a fight
Roy Hodgson may be missing talisman Wildfied Zaha for this game, but despite limping off early at St James’ Park the visitors still managed a 2-1 win over Newcastle and their spirits will be high right now.
They have won two league games on the bounce for the first time since September and, with just two defeats in their last seven, it’s a little harsh on Palace that the bookies have Leeds at odds on to win.
Back Eagles to take something from Elland Road
Indeed, we’re backing the Eagles to get something here. They have lost only four of their last 12 Premier League matches and, interestingly, all four of these defeats came against sides in the hunt for a top four spot.
During this period they have taken points from Wolves, Arsenal, Leicester, West Ham and Spurs, so backing them in the double chance market looks excellent value against the inconsistent Leeds.
We are expecting the spoils to be shared at Elland Road. Palace have drawn five of their last 11 league games and three of these have ended 1-1, so we’re backing that as our correct score prediction.
Leeds injuries and team news
Ridrigo and Ian Poveda-Campo join the injury list for Leeds, but Patrick Bamford and Raphinha are both fit to play despite being doubts for the midweek game.
Crystal Palace injuries and team news
Wilfried Zaha is a major doubt for Palace after limping off against Newcastle, joining a lengthy list of Eagles absentees that includes Mamadou Sakho, Jeffrey Schlupp, Connor Wickham, James Romkins, James McArthur, Wayne Hennessey and Nathan Ferguson.