Crystal Palace vs Leicester City 03/19/2016 Premier League Preview, Odds and Predictions
Leicester City vs Crystal Palace
Saturday 19th March 2016 07:45 (ET)
The Line: Crystal Palace 2/1 Draw 9/4 Leicester City 6/4 See the Latest Odds
TV: setanta sports; westwood sports; bein sports
Crystal Palace will look to try to stop the Leicester City express when the foxes visit Selhurst Park on Saturday. Leicester City are five points clear with eight games to go, if the foxes can win six games it should be enough to get them over the line. The first real test that looks an awkward match up will be Leicester's visit to London and Selhurst Park to take on Crystal Palace. Leicester City have been tremendous this season with Vardy, Mahrez, Okazaki and Ulloa all providing match winners on occasion. Okazaki's brilliant bicycle kick last Monday night was a prime example of everything Leicester do well. They worked extremely hard and Vardy eventually got to a ball that was ping ponging around in the area, his little knock down was jumped on by Okazaki who smashed in an overhead bicycle kick which you can see here. Leicester City are simply put top of the table and everyone chasing them is waiting for the come down, it doesnt look likely yet and they face a Crystal Palance team who are capable of anything.
With Crystal Palace it is tough to know what team will show up. Palace have some quality players with Bolasie, Puncheon, Gayle, Adebayor the Eagles have players well capable of hurting the opposition. Crystal Palace have been going through a terrible phase in the league this season with six losses in their last five games at home. Alan Pardew has welcomed back Bolasie from an injury which kept him out of most games over the last three months. There are also question marks over Cabaye's fitness but I think the Frenchman will player and will be a key figure for the home team.
This is a tough game to call but looking at Leciester's recent away form I think the unders looks a decet shot. Leicester had lost two of their last six away games and the pressure is bound to be mounting on Claudio Ranieri's side. I think this one may be tough to call. I am going to take the unders here though as leicester play completely on the counter attack and I think that Crystal Palace may counter act that by giving them the ball. This should in theory at least be a decent matchup.