Crystal Palace v Leicester
Palace within touching distance of safety
Crystal Palace may not have quite confirmed their Premier League status but it is surely only a matter of time before they ensure safety. Roy Hodgson's side moved a step closer after their recent home win over Brighton and followed this up with a goalless draw at Watford last weekend.
Palace are 14th in the table and six points clear of the bottom three. While the Eagles can be caught, there seems little chance of it because Southampton and Stoke seem incapable of putting a run of wins together. Palace's revival under Hodgson has undoubtedly been aided by the form of Wilfried Zaha with the attacker scoring three times in the last three games.
Leicester cruising to top-half finish
Leicester's current form is not anything to write home about although Claude Puel's side have been comfortable enough sitting in the top half of the table. Their intensity probably faded slightly after losing in the FA Cup against Chelsea, with little chance of catching seventh-placed Burnley. Instead, the Foxes are set to finish in eighth or ninth place.
City disappointed in their last outing against Southampton as they could only manage a 0-0 draw at home. This was their third game without a victory with their last win coming at Brighton at the end of March. Leicester will probably be starting to look ahead to their summer transfer activity with the future of playmaker Riyad Mahrez likely to be a priority.
Hosts favourites to claim points
Crystal Palace are 2.1211/10 favourites for this match and there is some justification for this with their current form better than their opponents. That said, the Eagles have only won one of their last five games at Selhurst Park and their odds look short enough. Palace deserve favouritism but there is nothing generous about the price on offer.
Leicester are 3.7511/4 outsiders and the visitors could make this look excellent value - but they probably won't. The Foxes have won two of their last three away games but there is the feeling Leicester are well below their peak with the season winding down. In their favour, City have lost just won of their last five league trips to Palace so they have a decent record against them.
The draw is available at 3.65 and both sides come into this match off the back of a stalemate. Two of Palace's last three games have ended in a draw so it would not be a surprise if this one ended level either. This fixture also ended 2-2 last season and a repeat should not be ruled out. On balance, Palace are the most likely winners but the odds look too tight to back them for victory.
Goals likely at both ends
The best bet this weekend could be to back both teams to score at Selhurst Park. Leicester have both scored and conceded in a league-high 22 different Premier League games this season while Crystal Palace's last three home games have seen both teams net. The Eagles have managed just two clean sheets in their last 12 matches and Leicester have failed to score in just one of their last 15 fixtures.
Assuming the visitors do score, there is one player worth backing to get on the scoresheet. Jamie Vardy has netted five goals in Leicester's last six games and the England striker has also scored nine times away in the league this season. With no shortage of motivation, ahead of this summer's World Cup, Vardy looks a strong bet to score against Palace.
Mike Dean takes charge of this game and the referee is never short of controversy. He has only handed out three red cards this season but recently failed to dismiss Chelsea's Marcos Alonso for his reckless challenge on Southampton's Shane Long and the defender was subsequently banned for three games.
Six of Crystal Palace's last eight home Premier League goals have been scored in the opening 25 minutes of matches. It is 5/6 for the first goal in this weekend's game to be scored in the first 25 minutes.
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