Leicester 2.111/10 v Crystal Palace 4.1; The Draw 3.55
Ref Watch: Michael Oliver
The north-east native has gone 14 matches without getting his red card out, booking four players or less in each of his last six assignments.
The good news for the Premier League title holders is that they are almost certainly going through to the Champions League knockout phase in their first ever experience of the competition after winning each of their opening three encounters to nil, pushing them five points clear of the field.
The bad news is that the nine points that those victories earned them is more than they have mustered in eight top-flight outings, the result of which is that they rest 13th, a lot closer to the relegation zone (two points) than the seat that they were so comfortable in last spring (11 points).
Tuesday's 1-0 triumph over FC Copenhagen also came at an apparent cost, with Jamie Vardy, Wes Morgan and Andy King all rated doubts to face Crystal Palace, while Matty James and Nampalys Mendy remain sidelined.
Given the extent of Crystal Palace's streakiness, they have to be concerned that last week's home defeat to struggling West Ham marks the end of their recent purple patch and, if it was surrendered, it certainly didn't compete with the lifespan of the lean spell that preceded it.
Though their five-game Premier League unbeaten run was impressive, featuring a 4-1 dismissal of Stoke, 3-2 comeback success at Sunderland and laudable draw at Everton, it was desperately needed considering the stretch of 13 points from 23 fixtures that Alan Pardew had guided them through.
They are missing two of their starting back four in Scott Dann and Pape Souare, as well as summer additions Jonathan Benteke and Loic Remy, but the biggest difference between Palace in their hot period and against West Ham was the form of Christian Benteke. The £27 million buy had a shocker after firing three times in his previous four league appearances.
This writer can't help feeling like the Leicester demise has been overstated. Yes, they have lost three of their last seven Premier League contests, yet those reverses all occurred on the road and against probable top-six finishers Liverpool, Manchester United and Chelsea.
At home, there is no sign of any decline. Seven games across all competitions haven't yielded a single 90-minute defeat - by contrast, they had been conquered by this stage last season - despite them being tested pretty sternly. They held Arsenal and Southampton, as well as Chelsea until extra time in the EFL Cup, and dismissed Swansea, Burnley, Porto and FC Copenhagen.
Since the start of 2015/16, the Foxes have welcomed 14 non-top-eight sides to the King Power Stadium, claiming 12 wins and drawing the other two, and 13 months have passed since their last league loss as hosts, so 2.111/10 seems a generous price on them taking care of Crystal Palace.
Leicester Win to Nil
Claudio Ranieri's men have given up one goal in six hours of Premier League football in front of their fans this term, keeping two Champions League clean sheets there too, so as all four of the Eagles' defeats in 2016/17 have been suffered without them scoring, the win to nil carries appeal at 3.55/2.
Back Leicester to win @ 2.111/10
And what do Opta say?
Leicester won both meetings against Crystal Palace last season in the Premier League by a 1-0 scoreline - more of the same is an 8.615/2 shot.
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