ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE
Kick Off: Saturday, 23rd February at 11.00 pm IST
Stadium: King Power Stadium
Odds: Leicester City- 2.25, Crystal Palace- 3.5, Draw: 3.4
Matchday 27 of English Premier League will feature the mid-table clash between Leicester City and Crystal Palace at King Power Stadium. The Foxes are well placed in the 12th position with 32 points whereas the Eagles are three points clear of the relegation zone. After suffering winning drought at the start of the season, Hodgson’s men have improved tremendously in 2019. Claude’s men, on the other hand, have undergone dip in form this year.
Leicester City has currently lost five and drawn one in their previous six fixtures making it their worst run this season. The Foxes will come into this game after their 3-1 loss against Spurs. The Eagles are enjoying one of their rarest forms in last few matches. The team has now won three and drawn two in their previous five matches. The club from Selhurst Park managed a draw against the West Hams in their previous EPL game.
Head to Head
The previous encounters between these two teams have generated varied results. The club from King Power Stadium has won five matches, the Eagles have won seven and the two clubs have drawn three in all their matches. Crystal Palace was victorious by one goal to nil in their previous encounter with the Walkers this season. The Eagles were able to win thanks to Luka Milivojevic’s goal at the 39th minute.
Injured- Amartey (ankle injury), Albrighton (hamstring injury)
Doubtful- Chilwell (knock), Maddison (knock), Mendy (groin injury)
Return- Jamie Wardy will certainly make a comeback after being dropped by the manager in the game against Spurs.
Injured- Kelly (thigh injury), Wan-Bissaka (hamstring injury), Souaré (shoulder injury)
Doubtful- Benteke (knee injury), Wickham (match fitness)
Return- Saha will be back from his suspension.
Roy Hodgson will become the oldest boss in the English League history and he will love to celebrate this landmark with a win at home. The form Eagles are in certainly enhance their chances but Leicester has time and again proved their quality of the team. Though Crystal Palace might be in a great form coming into this game, a draw is a more probable result this weekend. A 1-1 or a 2-2 result is expected between the two. This mid-table clash will remain a routine game of EPL, and it will be more of pride game for the two clubs.