On Saturday in the framework of the 33rd round of the English Premier League Leicester at the stadium “king Power” will make the “crystal Palace”.
Leicester occupies the third position in the standings and is trying to stay in the Champions League zone. This would be quite difficult, because of a further calendar for the team Brendan Rodgers prepared for the visiting opposition with Arsenal and Tottenham, as well as meeting with a strong “Sheffield United”, and a duel with “Manchester United”, direct competitors in the fight for getting into the top 4. So, set that is called “their” points in the match with the “crystal Palace” is a mandatory program for “Lester”.
And it’s not even that this season, “Fox” looks solid “crystal Palace”. “Eagles” is located in the middle of the table and the remaining distance of the championship is not burdened with serious problems. Therefore, in the upcoming meeting on the “king Power” a crucial role to play in motivation. In addition, the “Palace” lost in their extreme two matches to move to Leicester wards Roy Hodgson approached not in the best psychological condition.
At football players “Leicester” also, there is no cause for joy. After the resumption of the championship the “foxes” managed to score just two points, which could have dire consequences in the context of the further struggle for Top 4. “Our fate is still in our hands. We are able to play football for a much higher level. If we finish outside the top 4, so we were not good enough. You need to maintain a high level throughout the matches. We are obliged to gather and recover its shape,” said Brendan Rodgers after the defeat of the “blue” “Everton” (1:2).
From Leicester’s main striking force is forward Jamie Vardy, who has been fighting for the title of best scorer of the championship. Scorer scored scoring a goal during the first round match against the “Palace”, won a “blue” with the account 2:0. The “eagles” celebrated the Ivorian winger Wilfred Zaha, who is the only player on the team, who played in all matches of the current tournament.
It is noteworthy that full-time opposition of rivals are successful. Over the last seven games only two games were scored less than three goals. While in the above-mentioned first leg Leicester have ended a four-game losing streak in confrontations with eagles (three of four matches “Palace” defeated their opponents 3:0, 5:0 and 4:1). In his field, “Fox” last beat the eagles in October 2016 year.
Leicester: Smigel, Justin, Evans, Seungho, Chilwell, Ndidi, Albrighton, Praet, Tielemans, Iheanacho, Vardy.
“Crystal Palace”: Guaita, ward, Dann, Cahill, van Anholt, Townsend, Kouyate, milivojević, McArthur, Zaha, Aya.