Crystal Palace's predicted line-up to face Leeds United
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Crystal Palace come into the game against Leeds United off the back of a 2-0 defeat to Wolverhampton Wanderers. 

Leeds lost 4-1 to inform Leicester City on Monday night. Both sides will be looking to overturn their previous negative results into a positive one this weekend.

Palace Vavel take a look at the players who could make the cut on Saturday afternoon, and why they deserve their place in the team.

  • Predicted line-up for the Eagles

Possible Crystal Palace XI: Vicente Guaita, Nathaniel Clyne, Cheikhou Kouyate, Scott Dann, Patrick Van Aanholt, Andros Townsend, James McArthur, Jairo Riedewald, Jeffrey Schlupp, Wilfried Zaha and Jordan Ayew.

Goalkeeper - Guaita

New acquisition, Jack Butland, has just returned to training and he is likely to miss out, so Guaita will feature.

The Spaniard produced some quality saves in the game against Wolves, which helped the Eagles stay in the game for longer periods than they should have.

Defenders - Clyne, Kouyate, Dann and Van Aanholt

Clyne is likely to start, but will need to be closely monitored after his shaky performance against Wolves last time out.

Kouyate has been one of the Players of the Season so far and is quickly becoming one of the first names on the team sheet for Roy Hodgson at centre-back.

Dann has proved himself this season and the 33-year-old seems to get better the more he plays. The partnership with Kouyate has blossomed for most parts of this season and that will continue against Leeds.

Tyrick Mitchell is a doubt for this game so Van Aanholt will once again start. The Dutch left-back will be looking to earn his position back in the starting line-up after Mitchell's inspiring performances this year.

Midfielders - Townsend, Riedewald, McArthur and Schlupp

Townsend has a new lease of life this season and is in fine form coming up to the Leeds game. A pivotal member of the team who provides a big threat in the final third.

Riedewald earned Player of the Month for October, scoring his first goal for the club against Fulham. His impressive performances in midfield showcases why he should have featured more for Palace when he signed back in 2017.

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McArthur and Schlupp offer an attacking threat, as well as defensive cover, for when Townsend and Riedewald push forward to create chances for Zaha and Ayew.

Forwards - Zaha and Ayew

Ayew is likely to start upfront as Michy Batshuayi has not got going yet, whilst Christian Benteke's confidence looks shot.

Zaha is in fine goal scoring form, and he will be looking to continue his recent scoring exploits against Leeds, who he has not faced since 2013 when Palace were in the Championship.

Ayew and Zaha linked up well last season and they will be looking to ignite that partnership once again.

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