Crystal Palace sat in 15th place going into the weekend having taken six points from their opening six fixtures. They looked on course for all three points on Monday night thanks to a Wilf Zaha penalty but a late goal meant their game with Brighton ended 1-1. At Selhurst Park, the Eagles are unbeaten this season with a victory over Tottenham and draws with Brentford and Brighton.
Leicester have made a disappointing start to the season with seven points from their opening six games and the expected goals table has them in 16th rather than the 13th spot they sit in. Last time out they battled out a 2-2 draw with Burnley as they came from behind twice thanks to a Jamie Vardy brace. Away from the King Power Stadium, the Foxes they have won at Norwich this season but sandwiched around that they suffered defeats to West Ham and Brighton.
Crystal Palace vs Leicester: Match Stats
Both teams to score looks the best bet here given this has happened in four of the last five Leicester have played in the league and Palace have netted at least once in three of their last four. These sides are blessed with attacking talent and a positive approach but both look shaky at the back.
If Palace have a major weakness it is a problem dealing with set-pieces and this was exploited a few games back by Liverpool. The Eagles stood up to the test a bit better against Brighton but Leicester will also look to exploit this. At double figure odds it looks worth backing Foxes big man Jannik Vestergaard to get on the score sheet.
26 April 2021: Leicester 2-1 Crystal Palace- Premier League
28 December 2020: Crystal Palace 1-1 Leicester- Premier League
4 July 2020: Leicester 3-0 Crystal Palace: Premier League
3 November 2019: Crystal Palace 0-2 Leicester: Premier League
23 February 2019: Leicester 1-4 Crystal Palace: Premier League
The Foxes have a good recent record in the head-to-head battles winning three of their last four against the Eagles. Wilfried Zaha netted in both meetings with Leicester last season while Kelechi Iheanacho has two in his last three versus Palace. Three of their last five have gone over 2.5 goals.