There are four more Premier League fixtures taking place on Sunday and the early televised game is at Selhurst Park. Patrick Vieira’s Crystal Palace host Jesse Marsch’s Leeds United in a bottom of the table tussle. We’ve previewed the match and given you two of our chosen best bets.
Crystal Palace vs Leeds Tips
Crystal Palace have had a disappointing start to the season, winning just once and sit down in 17th spot in the table, only out of the relegation zone on goal difference. I don’t think Patrick Vieira will be too worried, however, as they have had probably the hardest start to the season possible, playing Arsenal, Liverpool, Man City and Chelsea.
They have picked up five points in the other three games you would have expected them to contend in and now have a much easier run of fixtures, starting with Leeds at home. Three points here would make the table look a lot rosier for the Eagles faithful.
Leeds started the season superbly, picking up seven points in their opening three games. Since then however, they have picked up just two points from 12 and are slowly sliding down in the table to the position they found themselves in last year.
Jesse Marsch looks to have made some smart additions to the squad in the summer but the loss of Rodrigo up front as well as the perennial injuries to Patrick Bamford has stunted their forward progress.
Recent injuries to Joachim Anderson and Nathaniel Clyne sees them join long term absentees James McArthur, Nathan Ferguson and Jack Butland on the unavailable list.
Leeds are without new star signing Luis Sinisterra after his red card last time out. Archie Gray and Stuart Dallas remain out, but Adam Forshaw could feature after recovering from an ankle injury.
Crystal Palace to win – 11/10
As mentioned earlier on, I think Palace are in a bit of a false position in the league, due to a ridiculously tough schedule. I firmly expect them to win this one and start moving up towards mid-table. Leeds will miss the spark of Sinisterra badly but do have Bamford and Rodrigo back, so could provide some resistance.
Wilfried Zaha first goal scorer – 3/1
Zaha leads the Eagles in goals, shots and shots on target this season, just as he did last year. The Ivorian has scored first twice already this term and with Betfred running their famous Double Delight / Hat-trick Heaven offer, should Zaha score and then go on to score again, your odds could be doubled or even trebled.