January 5, 2022 | News | No Comments
class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>In confident spirits in front of goal, Al Hain-Cole is backing the Foxes to move another step closer to the Champions League with a big win
Leicester City will be looking to consolidate their position inside the Premier League’s top four when they welcome Crystal Palace to the King Power Stadium on Monday.
The Foxes are four points ahead of fifth-placed West Ham with a game in hand after their defeat against Chelsea, with Liverpool another point further adrift thanks to their draw with Newcastle.
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Leicester City vs Crystal Palace Latest Odds
Having won four of their last five home matches in all competitions, they are 4/9 (1.44) favourites with bet365 to take a major step towards Champions League qualification by coming out on top here.
Roy Hodgson’s men have won just two of their last nine fixtures but can be backed at 7/1 (8.00) to cause an upset with a shock win.
The sides shared a 1-1 draw in the reverse encounter at Selhurst Park, and you can get odds of 10/3 (4.20) on them cancelling each other out once again.
Leicester City vs Crystal Palace Team News
Wesley Fofana should be fit to start after coming off in Thursday’s 3-0 win over West Brom with a minor injury, although Wes Morgan is doubtful and James Justin and Harvey Barnes both ruled out.
Gary Cahill, Connor Wickham and James McArthur will be assessed, while Wayne Hennessey, Nathan Ferguson, Nathaniel Clyne, Mamadou Sakho, James Tomkins and James McCarthy are all sidelined.
Leicester City vs Crystal Palace Preview
While successive league defeats against Manchester City and West Ham may have caused some nerves among the supporters, Brendan Rodgers’ team gave an emphatic response to any doubts over their top four credentials by easing past West Brom last week.
With Jamie Vardy back on target and Kelechi Iheanacho in prolific form, they will back themselves to secure another valuable win against an Eagles side that has kept just one clean sheet in 16 away games and conceded nine times in their last three matches.
Leicester City vs Crystal Palace Tips and Predictions
Considering Palace have only failed to find the net once in five away fixtures, odds of 13/10 (2.30) seem generous on over 2.5 goals being scored for Leicester’s sixth match in eight in an entertaining home win here.
All odds correct at time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.