Crystal Palace will be looking to make it three wins in a row this week in the Premier League as they travel to Elland Road to face Leeds United. The match schedules for Monday night, with kickoff at 11 pm.
The Eagles currently sit 13th in the table, having picked up 29 points from their opening 22 matches this season. On the other hand, Leeds United also gathered 29 points but are currently two spots above their opponents here on a goal difference.
Leeds United have shown a grown consistency to make a contention for entertainers of the Premier League. The side has 36 goals in their last 21 matches but also conceded 38. It marks nine victories at this stage, which is more impressive for a newly-promoted side. However, they have suffered ten defeats, which is less than 18th placed Fulham.
Marco Bielsa’s side is currently 11th on the table. However, they run a risk of getting dropped to 11th after a heavy schedule in the Premier League. The side has won two of their away matches against Newcastle and Leicester City.
On the other hand, Crystal Palace enters Monday’s clash of a 2-1 victory at Newcastle on Tuesday night. Roy Hodgson’s side defeated Wolves 1-0 last weekend, which helped them move to the 13th.
Leeds United vs. Crystal Palace Head to Head
Both sides have nine games against each other, with Leeds United taking home five wins while Crystal Palace is taking home two wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Leeds United 1-2 Everton
Leicester City 1-3 Leeds United
Newcastle 1-2 Leeds
Leeds 0-1 Brighton
Crawley Town 3-0 Leeds
Newcastle 1-2 Crystal Palace
Crystal Palace 1-0 Wolves
Crystal Palace 2-3 West Ham
Man City 4-0 Crystal Palace
Arsenal 0-0 Crystal Palace
Leeds United Team News
Bielsa will be without Robin Koch, Diego Llorente, Rodrigo Moreno, Adam Forshaw, and Ian Poveda. There were no fresh injuries in their last clash with Everton. Raphina has a pick of form with four goals, thus earning him a start on the left flank.
Crystal Palace Team News
Leading goalscorer Wilfred Zaha is out of the clash while suffering a hamstring problem. Joel Ward continues recovering from a knock ahead of the clash. Andros Townsend and Christian Benteke are in line for recalls.
Prediction and Odds
This has all the makings of a difficult match with both sides missing key players but face inconsistency battles.
Crystal Palace Win
Goals Over 1.5
Most Goals: 2H