Leicester take a trip to London to face Crystal Palace in their second of the Christmas fixtures and our partners Betpay brings you the preview and betting Tips.

Crystal Palace are slipping down the table after conceding an alarming 11 goals and scoring none across their last five halves of Premier League (PL) football, with a victory at West Brom earlier this month the only time across their last seven PL matches in which they scored the game’s final goal. After conceding another late strike last time out, Palace’s -7 goal difference after the 75th minute was the PL’s worst at the conclusion of Boxing Day.

As a result, all but one of their last six PL defeats at all venues have arrived by a margin of at least two goals. It doesn’t get much better at home where their recent form has seen them accrue an aggregate scoreline of 1-10 across their last three PL home outings (D1, L2), including their worst-ever top-flight home defeat.

Leicester’s 2-2 draw with Manchester United on Boxing Day keeps them in the title hunt, and an impressive W8, D1, L3 record as a travelling PL favourite since the beginning of 2019/20 includes a 2-0 win at Palace which involved two second-half goals. Leicester’s commanding +9 second-half goal difference on the road this PL season suggests they can repeat that scoreline.

The visitors have also won every PL away trip this season bar one at Liverpool. Albeit with just two away HT/FT doubles to their name, Leicester have opened the scoring in five of their seven PL away fixtures, winning each time.

Odds

Palace are 3.70 odds on favourites to win, while Leicester are 1.95 and the possibility of a draw has 3.70 odds on Betpay.

Betting Tip

Leicester are coming off a 2-2 draw with Manchester United and will look to secure three points here and our tipsters have tipped them for the win on 1.95 odds on Betpay. You can head over there to stake on a Leicester win.

Prediction

Crystal Palace 1-3 Leicester

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