Both Crystal Palace and Leicester City have struggled for consistency so far this season. On Sunday afternoon they face-off at Selhurst Park in South London!
The Eagles have taken 6 points from their first 6 Premier League games this season. Meanwhile, Leicester have registered just 1 point more from the same number of matches. In midweek, Leicester also continued their poor form in Europe when they lost to Legia Warsaw in the Polish capital.
Nathan Ferguson and Eberechi Eze are Palace’s only confirmed absentees, meaning Palace boss Patrick Vieira has the option to alter things slightly against Leicester if he wants to.
Midfielder Luka Milivojevic and striker Odsonne Edouard were drafted into the side as the Eagles’ only 2 changes for the 1-1 draw with Brighton, but the feeling is that Vieira has still to find his preferred starting XI.
Conor Gallagher is a certain starter after winning back-to-back Player of the Month awards since the midfielder joined on loan from Chelsea!
Meanwhile, forward Wilfried Zaha also looks nailed-on for a start here. The Ivory Coast international has scored 49 Premier League goals and could become the 1st player in Palace’s history to reach 50 in the top-flight in this game!
Crystal Palace have had nearly a week’s rest between matches, whereas Leicester must face a quick turnaround following Thursday’s trip to Warsaw.
Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers made 6 changes for the European loss and could go back to a similar lineup to the one that faced Burnley last weekend.
Wilfred Ndidi was suspended for Thursday’s clash and Jonny Evans didn’t make the trip, so both players will probably slot back into the XI.
Nigerian hitman Kelechi Iheanacho also didn’t play on Thursday due to administration issues, but Rodgers may well decide to go with Jamie Vardy as the focal point of the attack again.
This is a difficult match to call, but our prediction is 1-1. It looks like both sides will effectively cancel each other out!