After a hard fight on Boxing Day for the Foxes, they head into another anticipated clash in the Premier League against Crystal Palace. The match schedules for Monday at Selhurst Park with kickoff at 6 pm.
Crystal Palace had a devastating holiday week in the Premier League while conceding ten goals with defeats to Liverpool and Aston Villa. Leicester City held off Manchester United to a 2-2 draw.
Despite sharing the spoils at King Power Stadium, the Foxes were the happier of the two sides after twice coming from behind to claim a point. United was guilty of failing to take their chances in the final third; however, the playing ground was leveled.
With trips to London and Newcastle coming soon, the Foxes needed to gain a result, ensuring they remained in the mix for the top six. Brendan Rodgers will have to keep in mind a hefty schedule. The Northern Irishman will expect to pick up a win in the doubleheader.
Although Roy Hodgson faced a tough run of games, he expected to pick up more points from their 5-1 win against West Brom. However, heavy draws to Tottenham and West Ham left the side to pay attention to their next scheduled fixtures. The Eagles remain seven points above the relegation zone; however, a loss this Monday will put more questions on their form.
Crystal Palace vs. Leicester City Head to Head
Both sides have 28 games against each other, with Crystal Palace taking home 11 wins while Leicester City with 11 wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Aston Villa 3-0 Crystal Palace
Crystal Palace 0-7 Liverpool
West Ham 1-1 Crystal Palace
Crystal Palace 1-1 Tottenham
West Brom 1-5 Crystal Palace
Leicester City 2-2 Manchester United
Tottenham 0-2 Leicester City
Leicester City 0-2 Everton
Leicester 3-0 Brighton
City 0-2 AEK Athens
Crystal Palace Team News
Jordan Ayew or Mitchy Batshuayi will be looking to replace Benteke in the attacking line. Andros Townsend might get the nod ahead of Eberechi Eze, but Gary Cahill is likely to remain on the sidelines with a hamstring injury.
Leicester City Team News
Brendan Rodgers might have to revert to a back three, with Christian Fuchs recalled with Justin switching to the left wing-back to help cope with Wilfred Zaha. Timothy Castagne is unlikely to start 48 hours after recovering from an injury.
Prediction and Odds
We expect Foxes to bounce back from the weekend’s fixture much better than their hosts this Monday.
Leicester City Win
Both Teams to Score
Goals Over 2.5