Prediction and odds for the game: Leicester (4/9) vs Crystal Palace (7/1)
We are backing Leicester half-time/full-time at odds of 5/4
When: Monday, 26th April 2021, Kick-off 20:00
Where: The King Power Stadium
On Monday night, Leicester host Crystal Palace at the King Power Stadium in the Premier League. The home side will look to consolidate their position in the Champions League for next season.
The Foxes are currently third-place in the Premier League table, a point clear of fourth-place Chelsea and four points clear of fifth-place West Ham. However, Brendan Rodgers team has a game in hand on the London pair. A win in this game would certainly put some breathing space between them and the teams outside the Champions League qualification spots.
Leicester may have been in a much stronger position if it had not been for some poor recent league form. The team from the Midlands suffered back-to-back defeats against Manchester City and West Ham before a return to winning ways last time out with a 3-0 win over West Brom.
The home side has struggled for consistency on home soil in the Premier League of late, as they have won four and lost three of their last seven matches at the King Power Stadium. Their recent home matches in the league have at least offered good entertainment value, as five of their last six games have produced over 2.5 goals.
The Eagles have enjoyed another solid season of Premier League action and should have accrued enough points to be playing in the English top-flight next season. Roy Hodgson’s team are 11 points clear of the relegation zone with games running out.
Palace heads into this game on a poor recent run of form, as they have won just once in their last six Premier League outings. Their recent top-flight matches have been low-scoring, as four of their last six league matches have produced under 2.5 goals.
The Eagles have been poor travellers of late, as they have won just two of their last nine away games in the Premier League. A big factor in the visitor’s poor away form in the Premier League of late has been their poor defensive displays, as they have kept just one clean sheet on their travels in their last 17 matches.
Leicester have to be fancied to record a victory against the inconsistent visitors, who already look like they are on their summer holidays. The home win offers very value, so instead, we are backing Leicester half-time/full-time, as we believe they will attempt to come out of the blocks quickly. The other recommendation we make is to back over 2.5 goals, as Leicester’s forwards have looked dangerous of late and Palace struggle defensively on their travels.
Verdict: We are backing Leicester half-time/full-time at odds of 5/4 and/or over 2.5 goals scored at evens. (All odds are taking from Bet365)
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