Crystal Palace vs. Leeds United – EPL, November 7, 2020
Leeds will be looking to come back from a thrashing at the hands of Leicester on Monday, as it travels south to London to take in Crystal Palace.
The Eagles also lost at the weekend, so neither side will want to give up another chance of winning some points.
Crystal Palace vs. Leeds United Odds
BetOnline has Leeds as the favorite to win this one but the prices for both teams are fairly close – and that is probably about right considering how badly the Yorkshire club was beaten on Monday. Neither club has put together an amazing sequence of results so far, so this could really go either way.
Palace played well in its most recent game but just couldn’t cope with what is a very good Wolves side. Wilfried Zaha thought that he should have won a penalty that might have changed the look of the game but his reaction might well have seen him receive a red card – and that would have been a major blow to Palace’s chances of winning points from the next few games.
But that defeat did make it just one win in the last five games for the south London club now and manager Roy Hodgson needs to work out how he can get his players to keep opposing teams from scoring. It is not as though anything is going particularly badly at Selhurst Park this season, but some more wins would obviously be warmly welcomed.
Leeds United will probably be the happier of the two clubs at the moment – but was stunned by a rampant Leicester on Monday. On a rainy night at Elland Road, the home side just could not cope with the pace of Jamie Vardy – and Marcelo Bielsa will be aware that Zaha will enjoy running at his defenders this weekend too.
But he has some fine attacking talents of his own. Patrick Bamford couldn’t repeat his hat-trick performance against Villa in that most recent game but he should have scored very early on against Leicester and does look to be making enough chances in the top flight. If Leeds can get its quick, free-flowing soccer style going early on against Palace, it could pose some real problems for the home side.
Crystal Palace vs. Leeds United Betting Pick
Leeds United to Win+136
I think this one will be a close affair with a few goals for both teams. But Leeds looks to be the more confident of coming through with a win at the moment and will probably win the battle of the attacking midfielders that will decide who comes away on Saturday with all three points.