Leicester City battles relegation
Crystal palace is currently 12th position in the premier league table, where Leicester city is positioned in the 17th place of the Premier league standings.
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Hodgson returns to Croydon less than two years after bidding an emotional farewell to the Crystal Palace faithful, with the aim of steadying the ship after the sacking of Patrick Vieira.
While some believe that re-hiring Hodgson points to a lack of a long-term plan from the Eagles board, the former Watford, Liverpool and England boss is only under contract until the end of the season, by which point he would have either succeeded or failed in his task to keep Palace afloat in the top flight.
Patrick McCarthy’s one game in charge went about as well as expected, as Palace went down 4-1 to league leaders Arsenal before the international break, succumbing to strikes from Bukayo Saka (2), Gabriel Martinelli and Granit Xhaka while netting a consolation through Jeffrey Schlupp.
Now winless in 13 games across all tournaments since the New Year, Palace have somehow managed to retain their 12th-placed standing in the table, but neither they nor any of the eight teams below them are safe from the drop – Hodgson’s side are only four points better off than Southampton in 20th place.
One of the most mouth-watering relegation battles in the Premier League era will soon materialise, and the immediate job at hand for Hodgson is to end a four-game losing run for Palace, who have just the one goal to boast from their last 450 minutes of top-flight football.
Very few silver linings have broken through the clouds over the King Power Stadium in recent weeks, but ending a five-game losing run at the home of European outsiders Brentford just before the international break raised a few wry smiles.
Mathias Jensen had drawn first blood for Brentford before half time, but Harvey Barnes responded seven minutes after the restart before Shandon Baptiste was sent off in the dying embers – there was barely any time for Leicester to make their numerical advantage count, though.
By clinching a point at the Gtech Community Stadium, Brendan Rodgers‘s charges ensured that they would not enter the international break in the bottom three, but the 17th-placed Foxes are just one point better off than West Ham United and Bournemouth – the former of whom have a game in hand.
Jensen’s strike for Brentford saw Leicester’s miserable run without a clean sheet stretch to eight games in all tournaments – they are the only side without a shut-out since the World Cup – but their tally of 24 first-half goals in the current Premier League season is more than a shot-shy Palace have managed overall (22).
Not since February 2019 have Leicester suffered defeat to Palace – going unbeaten in their last seven against the Eagles – but October’s meeting at the King Power Stadium ended goalless, in a showing that Palace fans have become accustomed to seeing from their side in the past few months.
Crystal Palace and Leicester head to head stats
Leicester City have a slight edge over Crystal Palace and have won 30 out of the 78 matches played between the two teams, as opposed to Crystal Palace’s 27 victories.
After winning four consecutive games against Leicester City in the Premier League between 2017 and 2019, Crystal Palace are winless in their last seven such matches against the Foxes.
Leicester City have won only one of their last six away games against Crystal Palace in the Premier League, with the last two such matches ending in a draw.
Crystal Palace are winless in their 12 Premier League matches in 2023 so far and have suffered defeat in seven of these matches.
Crystal Palace are winless in their last 13 matches in all competitions, with their previous victory coming against Bournemouth last year.
Crystal Palace vs Leicester City Prediction
As the meeting between the crystal palace and Leicester on the premier league on Saturday, it would be draw with a goal less match keeping their performance and other recent outings in the premier league.