Leicester v Crystal Palace Asian Handicap Betting Preview – Saturday 22nd October by @J_RKeith

Leicester v Crystal Palace – King Power Stadium at 15:00

The Premier League is back this weekend and after a mid-week I would like to forget with my Asian Handicap betting recommendations, I hope for change. My latest preview will be for Leicester City against Crystal Palace on Saturday.

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Leicester City

It’s been a strange season for Leicester City. I think reality has hit the players, yet they seem more focused on the Champions League than they do on the Premier League.
So far this season, Claudio Ranieri’s side sit 13th in the league and have only won one of their last five. The Foxes’ last match ending in a 3-0 defeat away to Chelsea.

Roy Keane came out and said that it was not good enough that these players are not focusing on their bread and butter and, for once, I agreed. They cannot expect to just perform in Europe and let their league form slip. A win on the weekend may change that mentality.

One player who falls into this category is Riyad Mahrez. The 2015/16 PFA player of the year had a stormer last season, yet has failed to produce in league. I know this because he was in my Fantasy Team. However, it doesn’t help when Ranieri rests him for the mid-week match.

I would also like to see more of Islam Slimani and strike partner Jamie Vardy. These two could really make more of a difference up top. Yet, at this rate, a top ten finish is not likely for the champions. Especially with the flat 4-4-2 as now every team knows how to counter it.

 

Asian Handicap Betting

Riyad Mahrez

Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace. Well, it’s hard to put your finger on Alan Pardew’s side because they are so hit and miss at the moment. Before the international break they sat four games unbeaten in the league, yet their last match ended in a 1-0 defeat at home to West Ham.
Yet, it isn’t all bad for the Eagles considering they sit ninth in the table and have a fully fit Christian Benteke at their disposal.

I like the formation they play. Plenty of width with Andros Townsend and Wilfried Zaha on the wings, while Jason Puncheon sits in-behind Benteke. However, something lacks as they don’t score as many goals as they should. I’m thinking their weak-link is definitely Zaha, as since his move back from Man United he hasn’t reached his once-said potential.

Furthermore, a big miss for Palace is that centre-back Scott Dann is out injured. A key threat at set-pieces and a familiar face in the back-line with the experience Pardew needs.

Overall, a result is needed this weekend considering they have to play Liverpool and Manchester City in their next four matches.

 

Conclusion

The last time these two sides met at the King Power Stadium, Leicester won 1-0; Vardy scoring the only goal. In fact, Leicester City has only lost three times in 13 meetings at home.

This is a tricky one here. I want to say that Leicester will turn up, but then again you cannot fault the attacking abilities of Crystal Palace, especially with the 4-2-3-1 against a 4-4-2. Yet, from previous meetings there hasn’t been a lot of goals scored. So that’s why I am backing unders for this one.

Asian Handicap Betting Recommendation: Under 2.5 goals at 1.90 with Unibet

Prices correct at time of writing.

By @J_RKeith.

 

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Crystal Palace v Stoke Asian Handicap Betting Preview – Sunday 18th September by @tashason21

Sunday’s Asian Handicap betting preview covers the game between Crystal Palace and Stoke.

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Poor form in the second half of last season saw Palace tumble down the Premier League table. The highlight of last campaign has to be reaching the FA Cup final, despite Manchester United ultimately lifting the trophy.

Pardew is now under huge pressure to succeed this season, but his side haven’t had the best of starts!

Palace lost their first 2 matches against West Brom (1-0) and Spurs (1-0), whilst also failing to score a goal. The Eagles then drew 1-1 at home to Bournemouth, getting their first point on the board.

Pardew’s first victory finally came last weekend against Middlesbrough (2-1), with new signing Christian Benteke and Wilfried Zaha scoring the goals.

 

Premier League Asian Handicap Betting Preview 18/09

Christian Benteke

Some disappointing news for Palace however is that Pape Souare will miss the match with a broken thigh bone, after being involved in a car accident last weekend. Yohan Cabaye will also miss out as he is yet to recover from a groin injury.

On a positive note, Connor Wickham is back and ready for selection.

Stoke have endured a worse start to the season than Palace and currently find themselves rock bottom of the Premier League table.

The Potters drew 1-1 against Boro on the opening day of the season, but have since lost against Man City (4-1), Everton (1-0) and Spurs (4-0).

Defensively Stoke are leaking goals and they are also struggling to find the net. Mark Hughes will be hoping that loan signing Wilfried Bony can change that, although he failed to score on his debut last weekend.

Stoke have not won their last 5 Premier League away games, with 4 of them ending in defeat. This suggests that they may find it difficult to get a win at Selhurst Park.

Jack Butland remains sidelined through injury, so Shay Given should return between the sticks. Butland’s absence in goal has evidently proved to be a huge contribution to their goal deficit.

Palace did the league double over Stoke last season, with both games ending in a 2-1 victory for Pardew’s side. On Sunday I fancy a Palace win and backing the home side -0.5 on the Asian Handicap betting market looks value.

Asian Handicap Betting Recommendation: Crystal Palace -0.5 @ 2.06 with Pinnacle

Prices correct at time of writing.

By @tashason21.

 

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Tottenham v Crystal Palace Asian Handicap Betting Preview – Sat 20th August by @tashason21

Tottenham v Crystal Palace – White Hart Lane at 15:00 

Spurs take on Crystal Palace in their second Premier League game of the season, after drawing 1-1 away at Everton last weekend.

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Tottenham went a goal down within the first 5 minutes at Goodison Park, after Ross Barkley eluded all, including goalkeeper Hugo Lloris and scored with a free-kick.

Erik Lamela managed to rescue a point for Tottenham however in the 59th minute, when his header found the back of the net.

 

Erik Lamela

Erik Lamela

Mauricio Pochettino hasn’t been too busy this transfer window, although he has added to his squad with the signings of Victor Wanyama (Southampton) and Vincent Janssen (AZ Alkmaar).

Mousa Dembele continues to be suspended for the match against Palace and Hugo Lloris is set to be out for a month after picking up a hamstring injury, so Michel Vorm will replace him between the sticks.

Harry Kane failed to score last weekend, but he will be looking to get off the mark as soon as possible as he doesn’t want a repeat of last season, whereby he failed to find the net in his first 6 Premier League games.

As for Crystal Palace, last season Alan Pardew led his side to the FA Cup final, but their campaign ended in disappointment, with Palace really struggling in the second half of the season and they finished 15th in the Premier League table.

Yannick Bolasie’s £30m move to Everton will no doubt leave a huge gap to fill in midfield and other Palace signings have seen Andros Townsend (Newcastle) and James Tomkins (West Ham) join the club this transfer window.

Palace are still in the hunt for further reinforcements however and are currently after Christian Benteke, although a £23m bid by The Eagles has been rejected by Liverpool for the striker.

The Eagles also appear to be interested in signing out of favour Chelsea striker Loic Remy on loan as they look to replace Dwight Gayle who they sold to Newcastle United.

Pardew didn’t get off to the best of starts last weekend in his first Premier League game against West Brom, losing 1-0 at home as Salomon Rondon’s header was enough to give The Baggies a narrow victory.

In terms of how this match is going to pan out, if history is to go by, Tottenham have lost just the one Premier League home fixture against Palace since 1997! Spurs also won both league matches against Palace last season and I think they will win comfortably at home on Saturday and as a result, I recommend backing Tottenham -1.25 on the Asian Handicap betting market.

Asian Handicap Betting Recommendation: Tottenham -1.25 @ 2.06 with 188BET

Prices correct at time of writing.

By @tashason21.

 

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