Leicester City vs Crystal Palace – Preview, H2H, Line-ups, Prediction | EPL 2022-23

James Maddison of Leicester City
James Maddison of Leicester City

Leicester City will welcome Crystal Palace to King Power Stadium this Saturday as both sides battle for three points in the eleventh round of the 2022/23 Premier League season. 

Venue: King Power Stadium (Leicester)

Key Statistics

Leicester City have dropped a league-high 14 points from winning positions this term.

The hosts have won just three games at home since April (D2, L3).

They have lost seven of their opening nine games (W1, D1).

The Foxes have conceded the most goals in the league this season (24 goals).

Crystal Palace is yet to win a PL game after scoring first this season (D2, L2).

They are winless in their last five league away games (D3, L2).

The visitors have scored just three away goals this season. 

Head to head

In 20 Premier League meetings between both sides, both sides have eight wins.

But the Foxes have won their last three meetings at home against the Eagles. 

Latest performances in all competitions

Leicester City: L-W-L-L-L

Crystal Palace: W-L-D-D-L

Leicester City 

After recording their first win of the season in a huge 4-0 win over Nottingham Forest just after the international break, Leicester City were expected to kick on and build on that win.

They looked like they were going to do just that last time out when Patson Daka put them ahead against Fulham. But their old defensive fragilities showed up again and Bournemouth scored two quick-fire goals through Philip Billing and Ryan Christie to win the game 2-1.

Manager Brendan Rodgers criticised his team for getting “too comfortable” during that Premier League defeat to Bournemouth. The loss was the club’s 250th PL defeat and took the Foxes back to the bottom of the standings after nine games (W1, D1, L7). 

While Leicester have not been so poor overall, their issue is in their defending and loss of concentration at the back.

This is evident in the fact that Brendan Rodgers’ men have conceded the most goals in the league this season (24) and have dropped a league-high 14 points from winning positions this term.

With Foxes fans now calling for Rodgers to resign for the good of the club’s future, the Northern Irish man badly needs a repeat of their recent 4-0 home win against Nottingham Forest. 

But since beating Crystal Palace 2-1 here in April though, Leicester have won just three home league games (D2, L3), so he’s under pressure to continue a three-match home head-to-head winning streak – all featuring exactly three goals!

Possible Leicester City starting line-up

Danny Ward; Timothy Castagne, Jonny Evans, Wout Faes, James Justin; Boubakary Soumare; Youri Tielemans, Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall, James Maddison, Harvey Barnes; Patson Daka. 

Injured: Ryan Bertrand

Doubtful: None 

Suspended: None 

Crystal Palace 

Crystal Palace will look to make it two league wins in a row for the first time since May when they travel to the King Power Stadium this weekend.

The Eagles ended a run of four games without a win (D2, L2) last time out when they came from a goal down to beat Leeds United.

In an entertaining game at Selhurst Park, Dutch defender Pascal Struijk gave Leeds the lead in the tenth minute. But goals from Odsonne Edouard and Eberechi Eze on either side of the break gave Patrick Vieira’s men maximum points for the first time since the third round of the Premier League campaign.

After admitting that the result against Leeds was the least his side deserved after failing to convert performances to results in recent games, Vieira will want his side to build on that result and get another win. But winning here for the first time since February 2019 could be a huge challenge for the visitors, who are currently without a win in five PL road games (D3, L2). 

Frustratingly, they took the lead in three of those games, including at both Liverpool and Manchester City, only to let those winning positions slip, finding themselves firmly in the bottom half as a result.

Possible Crystal Palace starting line-up

Vicente Guaita; Joel Ward, Joachim Andersen, Marc Guehi, Tyrick Mitchell; Michael Olise, Cheick Doucoure, Eberechi Eze; Jordan Ayew, Wilfried Zaha, Odsonne Edouard.

Injured: Jack Butland, Nathan Ferguson, James McArthur, Nathaniel Clyne

Doubtful: None 

Suspended: None 


Leicester City 2-2 Crystal Palace