Leicester City vs Crystal Palace Preview: How to Watch on TV, Live Stream, Kick Off Time & Team News

03 July 2020 03:32

Leicester City have a chance to earn their first win of the Premier League restart when they welcome Roy Hodgson's Crystal Palace to the King Power Stadium this weekend.


The Foxes, who found themselves in second place at the start of the year, have seen their rivals creep up on them following a run of just two wins in 11 league games.


Crystal Palace will be hoping to regain their form after two straight defeats

Crystal Palace have also been faltering, having lost their previous two games without scoring. This followed a four-game winning streak for the Eagles which saw them keep four clean sheets in a row.



Where to Watch


When is Kick Off? Saturday 4th July
What Time is Kick Off? 15:00 (BST)
Where is it Played? King Power Stadium
TV Channel/Live Stream? Sky Sports Premier League (UK), Pick TV (UK), FuboTV (US)
Referee? Jonathan Moss



Team News


England international James Maddison is a doubt for the home side, with manager Brendan Rodgers reporting that he aggravated a hip injury in the 2-1 defeat to Everton on Wednesday. Full-back Ricardo Pereira and midfielder Daniel Amartey remain long-term absentees for the Foxes.


Maddison may miss the Foxes' next fixture

For the away side, Roy Hodgson has stated that Belgian striker Christian Benteke could be set to return, having missed the recent defeats to Liverpool and Burnley. Defenders Martin Kelly, James Tomkins, and Jeffrey Schlupp, are all likely to miss out.



Predicted Lineups


Leicester City: Schmeichel; Justin, Evans, Soyuncu, Chilwell; Ndidi, Tielemans, Praet; Perez, Vardy, Iheanacho.


Crystal Palace: Guaita; Ward, Dann, Cahill, Van Aanholt; Townsend, Milivojevic, Meyer, McCarthy, Zaha; Ayew.



Recent Form


Leicester are still trying to turn their form around, with a run of two wins in 11 games seeing their 14-point cushion over fifth place whittled down to just three points.


Leading goalscorer Jamie Vardy is still awaiting his 100th Premier League goal. The former non-league man remains the division's joint top scorer, despite drawing a blank in ten of his previous 11 games.


Despite a poor run of form, Jamie Vardy is still the front-runner in the Golden Boot race

Palace's top scorer Jordan Ayew has failed to find the net in his last two appearances – both of which the south London side have lost – but prior to that, the Ghanaian managed to bag a goal in each of the last three games, against Brighton, Watford, and Bournemouth.


Here is how each side has fared in their previous five games.


Leicester City

Everton 2-1 Leicester (01/07)
Leicester 0-1 Chelsea (28/06)
Leicester 0-0 Brighton (23/06)
Watford 1-1 Leicester (20/06)
Leicester 4-0 Aston Villa (09/03)


Leicester's last win came against Aston Villa back in March

Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace 0-1 Burnley (29/06)
Liverpool 4-0 Crystal Palace (24/06)
Bournemouth 0-2 Crystal Palace (20/06)
Crystal Palace 1-0 Watford (07/03)
Brighton and Hove Albion 0-1 Crystal Palace (29/02)



Prediction


Former England manager Hodgson has Crystal Palace currently sat in 12th place

The Eagles have often got the better of the Midlands side in recent years, coming away with four wins from the last five meetings, although Leicester secured a 2-0 win when the sides met earlier in the season at Selhurst Park.


Both sides boast impressive defensive records this season. However, both have also been struggling to find the net lately. Expect a low-scoring affair.


Prediction: Leicester City 1-0 Crystal Palace


Source: 90min