Crystal Palace vs Leicester City
|Date & Time||Saturday October 24, 2015, 10:00 AM (EDT)|
The Line: Leicester City 13/10 Draw 5/2 Crystal Palace 21/10
One of the great match ups of the weekend in the Premier League will be the meeting of fifth placed Leicester City and sixth place Crystal Palace. Crystal Palace come into this game off the back of a tough home loss to West Ham where the Eagles were reduced to ten men when in the ascendency and suffered the cosequences in the second half when they tired and were over run in a 3-1 loss. Palace manager Alan PArdew will be looking for his side to rebound here but this is one of the tougher fixtures on the calender this year as Leicester City have only lost one game this season to Arsenal. With Leicester having a strong home form and one of the most inform strikers in Europe in Jamie Vardy who has netted nine goals in nine games this year this is a game the King Power Stadium faithful will be confident of the Foxes pulling off another win here.
Crystal Palace though will come into this game with the bit between their teeth. A tough loss last weekend will rankle with Alan Pardew and his players and the team will be looking to bounce back here. Dwight Gayle will miss out through suspension but it will give Pardew the opportunity to start Bolasie or Zaha through the center with Cababye still pulling the strings in midfield. This is a very strong Palace side and one that has shown their ability to win on the road in particular with their terrific win at Chelsea.
What we have here is a terrific match up and a game that should be end to end. Both teams like to play attractive attacking football and I am really looking forward to watching this one. I'm going to take Crystal Palace to get the win here, I feel like this one should be a coin flip and the value on Palace here is just too much for me to turn down. Palace's counter attacking style will be hard for a team like Leicester to deal with and the pace of Bolasie and Zaha on the wings will be key here.