STAR PREVIEW Leicester City v Crystal Palace

first_imgHow’s your 2019 going? It’s likely that it’s going better than Leicester’s, and things could get worse still with Crystal Palace visiting at the perfect time.The atmosphere around the Walkers Stadium has not been a happy one in recent weeks and no wonder – they have collected just three points in their last five here and have lost five of their last six, their worst run of form in the whole season. Claude Puel’s tenure looks to be rather limited and a furore over Jamie Vardy being dropped to the bench for the trip to Spurs was compounded when Vardy missed a penalty after being brought on at half time.Scoring has been an issue for the Foxes all season – they’ve drawn a blank in a third of all their home games – so the potential absences of Ben Chilwell and James Maddison are likely to have a big effect.Palace are just three points above the relegation zone but they will undoubtedly be in a happier place this weekend after earning a spot in the last eight of the FA Cup. Domestically, their last result was a more than creditable 1-1 draw with West Ham after a convincing 2-0 win in their relegation six pointer against Fulham, and there’s a reasonable amount of confidence within the squad to travel with.Leicester City v Crystal PalacePremier League17:30 BT Sport 1 / BT Sport 4K UHDHEAD TO HEAD RECORD(Maximum 10 matches)DEC 2018 PREMIER LEAGUE Crystal Palace 1-0 LeicesterAPR 2018 PREMIER LEAGUE Crystal Palace 5-0 LeicesterDEC 2017 PREMIER LEAGUE Leicester 0-3 Crystal PalaceAPR 2017 PREMIER LEAGUE Crystal Palace 2-2 LeicesterOCT 2016 PREMIER LEAGUE Leicester 3-1 Crystal PalaceMAR 2016 PREMIER LEAGUE Crystal Palace 0-1 LeicesterOCT 2015 PREMIER LEAGUE Leicester 1-0 Crystal PalaceFEB 2015 PREMIER LEAGUE Leicester 0-1 Crystal PalaceSEP 2014 PREMIER LEAGUE Crystal Palace 2-0 LeicesterAPR 2013 CHAMPIONSHIP Crystal Palace 2-2 LeicesterOCT 2012 CHAMPIONSHIP Leicester 1-2 Crystal PalacePalace tend to be one of the better travellers amongst the Premier League’s bottom half and they managed to salvage a point from their last trip from St Mary’s despite the loss of Wilfried Zaha to a red card. 67% of their goals have come on the road and they will not fear heading to a side that has been given a taste of their own medicine by Southampton and Cardiff amongst relegation contenders. The 12/5 looks to be the obvious value bet in a game which is hard to size up.RECOMMENDED BETS (scale of 1-100 points)BACK PALACE 5 pts at 12/5 with starsports.betPROFIT/LOSS SINCE JAN 1 2017: PROFIT 242.96 points(excluding Premier League ante-post and Six Nations ante-post)last_img read more