Crystal Palace vs Leicester City: Prediction, team news, line-ups, start time, live, TV, head to head, odds - Premier League preview

ALEX YOUNG

Crystal Palace took their latest huge step towards Premier League survival by beating Arsenal last time out and now face a Leicester City side similarly rejuvenated.

Just over two months ago, Palace were sat in 19th and the reigning Premier League champions were sitting precariously above the relegation zone in 17th place.

Both clubs have since won five of six Premier League games to all but confirm themselves clear of relegation, with Palace six points (and one game) better off than 18th-placed Swansea City.

One more win for Palace will see them surpass the maximum points total of a team relegated in the past 10 seasons (36) and, lining up against a Foxes side concentrating on the Champions League before and after, it may well be party time at Selhurst Park this weekend.

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START TIME

Crystal Palace host Leicester City at Selhurst Park with kick-off scheduled for 3pm on Saturday, April 15.

TV AND LIVE ONLINE COVERAGE

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TEAM NEWS

Despite their remarkable run, Palace have built up the biggest injury list of any Premier League team. Andros Townsend (heel) being the most pressing after leaving Selhurst Park on crutches on Monday evening.

In more positive news, Patrick van Aanholt returned to first-team training on Wednesday after overcoming an ankle injury which has sidelined him since March 4. James Tomkins (calf) could also feature.

Scott Dann (knee) remains out, and is not expected to return before May, while other absentees are all out until after the season ends.

Leicester have the small matter of a Champions League quarter against Atletico Madrid to navigate before and after this game and Craig Shakespeare made five changes ahead of the loss to Everton, the first time the manager had dropped points since his appointment.

The trip to Spain will come too soon for Wes Morgan (back), but he could feature in London as he builds up his fitness. Wilfred Ndidi will try to shake off a groin injury to play.

POSSIBLE LINE-UPS

Crystal Palace starting XI: Hennessey; Ward, Kelly, Sakho, Schlupp; Milivojevic, Cabaye; Zaha, Puncheon, Townsend; Benteke

Leicester City starting XI: Schmeichel; Amartey, Benalouane, Ruth, Chilwell; Albrighton, King, Drinkwater, Gray; Slimani, Vardy

HEAD-TO-HEAD

PREDICTION

BETTING ODDS (via 888 Sport)

  • Crystal Palace to win: 17/20
  • Leicester City to win: 7/2
  • Draw: 13/5

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