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It remains to be seen whether Roy Hodgson will still be at Selhurst Park next season as despite doing a decent job there with limited funds, the football has become stale and it’s unlikely the Eagles will produce too much excitement between now and the end of the campaign.
Palace are effectively safe from relegation and have been for some time, but they’ve won just once in their past six matches, as even that was a dull 1-0 triumph over Championship-bound West Brom.
Although the London club managed a stalemate with Man Utd during this period, there were also 4-1 defeats to both Tottenham and Chelsea, and they’ve now lost four of their past five against top-seven outfits – also losing to West Ham and Man City.
In fact, Palace are W1-D4-L6 against the top seven this term and all six defeats saw at least four goals, as the Eagles’ defence has been prone to collapsing in these games.
Both teams scored in seven of the 11 encounters overall, and with six of the past nine head to heads with Leicester producing at least three goals, there’s definitely reason to think there could be a high output once again.
Leicester To Win And Over 2.5 Goals
Leicester’s convincing 3-0 win over West Brom on Thursday night leaves them with five wins from their past seven in all competitions, and the scoreline could have been even bigger as Kelechi Iheanacho squandered a glorious chance and Timothy Castagne struck the woodwork.
Even the two games the Foxes have lost recently came against Man City and this season’s surprise package West Ham, as this spell of good form also included a deserved win over Man Utd in the FA Cup.
Brendan Rodger’s side have now won nine of 12 unbeaten league matches when facing bottom-half sides since December, while for good measure they also downed Brighton in the FA Cup over this period.
Of Leicester’s 12 league wins over bottom-half sides this season, nine saw a minimum of three goals, so we’re expecting them to deliver against a Palace side that appear on their holidays already.
Kelechi Iheanacho To Score Anytime
Jamie Vardy opened the scoring against West Brom, but that was just his second goal since Christmas and it’s Kelechi Iheanacho who has taken centre stage for the Foxes.
The Nigerian is enjoying a rich vein of form having now plundered 11 goals across Leicester’s past eight appearances, as the only game in which he failed to net came against Man City.