Football Predictions

Crystal Palace vs Leicester City preview, predictions & confirmed team news

By Mohamed Moallim

Published: 13:00, 3 November 2019

Leicester City will be looking to continue their winning streak when they visit Crystal Palace this Sunday.

Brendan Rodgers’ men set a new Premier League record for heaviest away win after dispatching Southampton 9-0 at St Mary’s last week.

The result subsequently ended a two-match winless streak on the road for the high-flying Foxes, who presently sit behind Liverpool and Manchester City, and could find themselves in second if results go their way.

Crystal Palace, meanwhile, have enjoyed a mixed run at home this season.

Roy Hodgson’s side lost to City last time out, before that occasion they’d muster two wins from their previous four played (1-0 v Aston Villa and 2-0 v Norwich City), though neither of those games ended in defeat.

Predictions, key players, TV info and team news as Crystal Palace and Leicester City face off on Sunday in the Premier League.

When is Crystal Palace vs Leicester City and what TV channel is it on?

Competition: Premier League

Venue: Selhurst Park

Date: Sunday, 03 November 2019

Kick-off: 2:00 PM (UK time)

TV coverage (UK): Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Main Event

Last five meetings: Crystal Palace vs Leicester City

23 Feb 2019: Leicester City 1-4 Crystal Palace (Premier League)

15 Dec 2018: Crystal Palace 1-0 Leicester City (Premier League)

28 Apr 2018: Crystal Palace 5-0 Leicester City (Premier League)

16 Dec 2017: Leicester City 0-3 Crystal Palace (Premier League)

15 Apr 2017: Crystal Palace 2-2 Leicester City (Premier League)

Aggregate Score: Crystal Palace (WWWWD) 15-3 Leicester City (LLLLD)

Ones to watch

Crystal Palace: Luka Milivojevic

Jordan Ayew is currently Crystal Palace’s top Premier League scorer on four goals across nine appearances. Two goals behind him is Luka Milivojevic, the Eagles’ fulcrum.

Both of his efforts have come from the penalty spot, but it’s not his goalscoring that’ll be crucial this weekend. Instead, given Leicester’s muscle in midfield, the Serbian international will need to do a job marshalling the likes of James Maddison.

Key stat: Luka Milivojevic is averaging 2.6 interceptions per 90 minutes, more than any Crystal Palace player in the Premier League this season.

Leicester City: Jamie Vardy

It’s been a relatively quiet season for Jamie Vardy who, despite not grabbing weekly headlines, finds himself atop of the Premier League scorers chart.

A first hat-trick of the season in Leicester’s record-breaking away win at Southampton put him ahead of Sergio Aguero and Tammy Abraham. However, before that, he’d only mustered one goal in four matches on the road. Roy Hodgson will be hoping the man he gave his England debut to forgets his scoring boots in the East Midlands.

Key stat: Jamie Vardy is the Premier League’s leading goalscorer on nine goals.

Team news

Crystal Palace

Vicente Guaita and Andros Townsend are both doubts this weekend but should be fit enough to face Leicester. Connor Wickham and Mamadou Sakho, meanwhile, are both ruled out as Hodgson is expected to retain much of the team that he fielded in their 2-2 draw with Arsenal last weekend.

Confirmed XI: Guaita; Ward, Tomkins, Cahill, Van Aanholt; Kouyate, Milivojevic, McArthur; Zaha, Schlupp; Ayew.

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Leicester City

Matty James is the only Leicester player Brendan Rodgers cannot count on when they visit south London on matchday 11. There shouldn’t be too many changes from the XI that started in that historic 9-0 win over Southampton, though Dennis Praet is pushing for a return to Rodgers’ starting lineup.

Confirmed XI: Schmeichel; Pereira, Evans, Soyuncu, Chilwell; Ndidi; Perez, Tielemans, Maddison, Barnes; Vardy.

Squawka prediction

Recent history suggests this will be a tough challenge for Leicester City, who have failed to win in their last three visits to Selhurst Park. But they arrive on the back of a record-equalling 9-0 win over Southampton. Plus, Palace’s record at home of late is mixed at best.

Scoreline prediction: Crystal Palace 1-1 Leicester City