Leeds United vs Crystal Palace Soccer Predictions and betting - The premier league season has been very tight and interesting with every team looking strong with little difference between the top teams and lower ranked clubs. This weekend will probably witness another spectacular where teams battle it out for three points.
On Saturday, Crystal Palace is set to play Leeds in their own backyard. The hosts have done a decent job until now whereas the newly promoted team Leeds looks like they belong in the premier league with consistent performances from the side. Overall, it will be exciting to watch two underdogs play over the weekend.
Crystal Palace vs Leeds United Soccer Predictions and Betting Summary
Leeds United vs Crystal Palace Soccer Predictions and betting : Recent form
Crystal Palace had a bad season last time with a 14th place finish but they are more than likely to finish in the top 10 this season. They started their season off with a big win against Manchester United but lost the next two games against Everton and Chelsea.
They managed a couple of draws along with a win against Fulham but were below par against Wolves last Saturday as they sit in 12th place with 3 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses. In order to stay in contention, it is important for them to score a victory against Leeds.
On the other hand, Leeds United haven’t looked like a side that is playing its first premier league season after 16 years. They started off with a well fought game against Liverpool which they lost 4-3.
They went on to win against Fulham and Sheffield United along with a draw against Manchester City but faced an unexpected defeat against Wolves. They came back stronger as they convincingly took down Aston Villa last weekend. With one less game played so far, a win on Saturday will do them a world of good.
Crystal Palace vs Leeds United Soccer predictions and betting : Head-to-head
Crystal Palace: 3
Last 5 games: Crystal Palace – 1, Leeds – 2, Draw - 2
Recent Meeting: Crystal Palace held Leeds to a 2-2 draw in a EFL championship fixture at home.
Crystal Palace vs Leeds United Soccer predictions and betting : Offensive and defensive stats
The Leeds will go in with a 4-4-1-1 that worked beautifully for them last time around while their rivals might go in with a 4-3-3 formation to help them take an important win.
The Crystal Palace will have to come out all guns blazing with their attack leading them if they want to stand a chance against Leeds.
Michy Batshuayi will have to find some form for the team who has 2 goals and an assist in the last six outings. Along with this he has 68.2% pass accuracy and provides with 1.8 shots on target and 0.8 dribble per game.
Andros Townsend is a key player in the lineup who strength lies in crossing and dribbling. The English forward has a goal and two assists in 8 appearances along with 64.3% pass success and 1.6 key passes per game. With the other two not looking in good touch,
Wilfried Zaha has carried the side with 5 goals and an assist in 7 games along with 2.4 shots on target per game. It is important for the team to see him fire on Saturday.
For Leeds United, Jack Harrison has been a quality winger and a force to deal with who is impressive in creating chances and has 78.1% success in passes along with a goal and an assist in 5 games.
He will be accompanied by the striker Patrick Bamford who is on a roll for the team with 6 goals, one assist in 6 outings and single handedly gave three points to the team against Aston Villa. He also provides with 3.8 shots on target and 0.7 key pass per game.
Apart from them, the likes of Klich, Helder Costa and Hernandez will have to assume responsibility on the front lines.
The backline of the Leeds will have to be guarded well with their opponents possessing a decent attack. It is important for someone like Robin Koch to lead from the front. In the last 8 appearances, he has 1.6 tackles, 2 interceptions and 2 clears per game along with 74% passing accuracy.
He will be joined by Pascal Struijk who has 89.3% success in passes and tackled on four occasions against relentless Liverpool attack along with three interceptions and 11 clears in the opener. In addition to this, he has provided with 2 tackles, 1.3 interceptions and 4.7 per game in the recent past.
They will be supported by Dallas and Ayling at the extremes who were a force to deal with against Villa.
The backline of the Crystal Palace will have the services of Kouyate, Dann, Clyne and Aanholt. Cheikhou’s skills include tackling, interceptions and most importantly the aerial duels. The Senegalese defender has 75.9% pass accuracy and 2.6 aerial duels won per game along with 4.1 clears in every game so far.
Scott Dann who plays center back provides with 82.6% pass accuracy along with 0.7 tackles, 0.7 interceptions and 5 clears every game. The duo have to be supported by Clyne and Aanholt at the extremes so that they don’t allow the opponents to get into the penalty box.
Leeds United vs Crystal Palace Predictions and betting : Predicted Winner
The game between Crystal Palace and Leeds United will take place in the Selhurst Park stadium on 7th November at 3pm local time. While Crystal Palace is looking to get back to winning ways, Leeds United have justified their spot in the highest tier with some top-class performances in this season. The prediction experts and betting platforms are expecting Leeds to come out on top in this game.
FCTables known for their predictions have put Leeds ahead in the contest with a 39% chance whereas Crystal Palace have a 31% chance to secure a win on Saturday.
According to Oddschecker, the best odds are in the direction of the Leeds but a tough clash is on the cards with the hosts having home advantage. Another FiveThirtyEight has raised a few eye brows after putting Crystal Palace ahead of Leeds. They have placed the hosts at 39% with Crystal Palace at 34% going into this match.