Leicester vs Crystal Palace prediction: How will Premier League fixture play out today?

Alex Pattle
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Jamie Vardy personifies Leicester's recent slump: Getty Images
Jamie Vardy personifies Leicester's recent slump: Getty Images

Leicester welcome Crystal Palace to the King Power in the Premier League today as the hosts continue their search for a first victory since English football returned.

Palace have seen mixed fortunes since the resumption of the game last month, following a win over struggling Bournemouth with a 4-0 defeat by Liverpool and a 1-0 loss to Burnley.

Brendan Rodgers will be keen for his players to bounce back from Wednesday’s 2-1 defeat against Everton, and the former Liverpool manager will be well aware that his side’s chances of qualifying for the Champions League are waning, with Chelsea, Manchester United and Wolves gradually closing the gap to the third-placed Foxes with six games remaining.

Palace, meanwhile, are safe in 12th place on 42 points, though a strong finish to the season could even see the Eagles secure a European spot of their own.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of today’s game.

When is it and what time is kick-off?

The match will begin at 3pm on Saturday 4 July at the King Power.

With the city of Leicester now in a local lockdown due to a spike in coronavirus cases, there was initially some discussion that the game would be held in a neutral venue, but that has not proven to be the case.

How can I watch it online and on TV?

The match will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Premier League.

Subscribers can also use the Sky Sports app to stream the game live.

James Maddison played the second half of Leicester’s last game after injury concerns (Getty Images)
James Maddison played the second half of Leicester’s last game after injury concerns (Getty Images)

Confirmed line-ups

Leicester: Schmeichel, Justin, Evans, Soyuncu, Chilwell, Perez, Ndidi, Tielemans, Albrighton, Iheanacho, Vardy

Crystal Palace: Guaita, Ward, Sakho, Cahill, Van Aanholt, Riedewald, Milivojevic, McArthur, Zaha, Ayew, Benteke

Odds

Leicester: 8/13

Draw: 13/5

Crystal Palace: 5/1

Prediction

Leicester have more to play for than Palace, but the Foxes have been burrowing deeper into their rut over the last week. While Palace might not be the most motivated side in the league right now, they are more than competent enough to hold the hosts here. Leicester 1-1 Crystal Palace.

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