Leicester City will welcome the visit of Roy Hodgson’s Crystal Palace on Monday night, with Leicester looking for back to back Premier League wins. The Eagles don’t have much to play for with six games remaining, but are likely to still give Leicester a game.
With the sides both looking for midweek glory, VAVEL UK assess the recent form of the teams coming into this game.
Leicester City (W-L-L-W-W)
After back to back losses in the League, the Foxes have regained form in their past two meetings and look to carry that on into Monday night's affair.
Leicester were drawn against Manchester United in the quarter-finals of the Emirates FA Cup, with Rodgers’ side came out the worthy winners. Goals from Kelechi Iheanacho and Youri Tielemans helped Leicester to cup success. Following on from their win in the cup, Leicester faced a difficult Manchester City side who sat top of the league. Pep Guardiola’s side beat the Foxes comfortably after scoring two in the second half to earn the three points.
In a huge game in the tight race for UEFA Champions League football next season, Leicester were on the back end of a bitter defeat to West Ham. It deemed to little too late with Iheanacho scoring twice in the final 20 minutes, as the Hammers were victorious in a 3-2 win.
Leicester were able to bounce back with a win a week after their loss, after they secured their passage to the FA Cup final for the first time in 52 years. After Iheanacho got on the scoresheet yet again, Leicester overcame Southampton to continue their dream of lifting the cup.
After a dominant first half display versus local rivals in West Bromwich Albion, Leicester secured a big three points in their surge for a top four spot. Goals from Jamie Vardy, Jonny Evans and Iheanacho made sure of a league double over the Baggies.
Crystal Palace (D-L-W-D-L)
The Eagles have had a mixed run of form as of recent, picking up five points out of a possible 15 in their past five fixtures.
Crystal Palace received a well-earned point against an in-form on the road Manchester United side, as they held Ole Gunnar Solskaer’s men at bay. Neither side were able to take their chances in a goalless draw at Selhurst Park.
European hopefuls, Tottenham Hotspur, were worthy winners over the Eagles after Spurs eased past Hodgson’s men with a 4-1 victory. Christian Benteke’s goal turned out to be not enough for a route back into the game.
The Eagles tasted victory after their defeat to Spurs, beating West Brom in a 1-0 win. Palace were able to collect all three points, thanks to Luka Milivojevic converting his penalty in the 37th minute.
After their win over relegation scrapping West Brom, Palace dented Everton’s top four hopes as the Eagles held the Toffees to a 1-1 draw. An 86th minute equaliser from Michy Batshuayi sealed a precious point away from home. Following on from their draw, Palace were beaten comfortably by Chelsea after three early goals put the game to bed for Thomas Tuchel’s side.