Crystal Palace vs Leeds United Preview: How to Watch on TV, Live Stream, Kick Off Time & Team News

Adam McGroarty
Both Leeds and Crystal Palace have ten points after seven Premier League games
Both Leeds and Crystal Palace have ten points after seven Premier League games / Pool/Getty Images
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Crystal Palace host Leeds United on Saturday with the sides level after accumulating ten points each from seven Premier League matches.

The Eagles come into this game off the back of a 2-0 defeat away to Wolves last Friday. Roy Hodgson's side have won just one of their last five outings in the Premier League after making an impressive start with back-to-back wins against Southampton and Manchester United.

Marcelo Bielsa's Leeds side were pipped 4-3 by reigning champions Liverpool on the opening day, before collecting seven points from the next three matches. Since the 1-1 draw with Manchester City in gameweek four, Leeds have suffered disappointing defeats to Wolves and Leicester City either side of a 3-0 win at Aston Villa.


Where to Watch on TV

The match will be played at Selhurst Park
The match will be played at Selhurst Park / David Goddard/Getty Images

When Is Kick Off? Saturday 7 November
What Time Is Kick Off? 15:00 (GMT)
Where Is it Played? Selhurst Park
TV Channel/Live Stream? BT Sport Box Office (UK)
Referee? Chris Kavanagh


Team News

Milivojevic will serve the first of his three-game suspension after a red card last week
Milivojevic will serve the first of his three-game suspension after a red card last week / James Williamson - AMA/Getty Images

Palace will be without Luka Milivojevic after the midfielder's red card in last week's defeat to Wolves. Milivojevic's three-game ban will likely see James McArthur lineup in the heart of the Eagles' midfield.

Jordan Ayew and new recruit Jack Butland have returned following positive coronavirus tests. Ayew was introduced off the bench against Wolves last week, while Butland is now in first-team training with his Palace teammates.

Hodgson does, however, have some absentees ahead of Leeds' visit. James McCarthy, Tyrick Mitchell, James Tomkins and Gary Cahill all remain doubts. This will likely see Cheick Kouyate start in the Palace back line alongside Scott Dann.

For Leeds, Rodrigo's recent positive coronavirus test will mean Patrick Bamford will be leading the attack and looking to add to his six Premier League goals scored this season. Summer signing Raphinha is unlikely to feature after picking up an ankle injury, and Diego Llorente and Kalvin Phillips are expected to remain on the sidelines.


Predicted Lineups

Kouyate is expected to lineup in defence alongside Dann
Kouyate is expected to lineup in defence alongside Dann / James Williamson - AMA/Getty Images

Crystal Palace: Guaita; Clyne, Kouyate, Dann, Van Aanholt; Townsend, McArthur, Riedewald, Schlupp; Zaha, Ayew

Leeds United: Meslier; Ayling, Koch, Cooper, Dallas; Struijk; Costa, Klich, Hernandez, Harrison; Bamford


Recent Form

Bamford has been on impressive form so far this season
Bamford has been on impressive form so far this season / Pool/Getty Images

Crystal Palace's season so far has been full of mixed fortunes. The Eagles got off to a flying start with impressive wins against Southampton and Manchester United, before Everton put a stop to the perfect record with a 2-1 win at Selhurst Park.

Since then, Palace suffered a heavy 4-0 defeat away to Chelsea before letting a one-goal lead slip against rivals Brighton in a game where the points were shared. Palace did taste victory after making the short trip across London where they beat Fulham 2-1, but were most recently on the receiving end of a Wolves win just six days later.

As for Leeds, the winners of last season's Championship were narrowly beaten as they faced Liverpool on the opening day. Leeds were, however, on the winning end of a 4-3 scoreline one week later when Bielsa's side beat fellow Championship graduates Fulham.

Victories against Sheffield United and Aston Villa then helped Leeds get up to mid-table, but questions are being asked over the resilience of the defence - particularly after the recent 4-1 defeat at home to Leicester City.

Crystal Palace
Wolves 2-0 Crystal Palace (30/10)
Fulham 1-2 Crystal Palace (24/10)
Crystal Palace 1-1 Brighton (18/10)
Chelsea 4-0 Crystal Palace (03/10)
Crystal Palace 1-2 Everton (26/09)

Leeds United
Leeds 1-4 Leicester City (02/11)
Aston Villa 0-3 Leeds (23/10)
Leeds 0-1 Wolves (19/10)
Leeds 1-1 Manchester City (03/10)
Sheffield United 0-1 Leeds (27/09)


Prediction

Questions have been raised over the Leeds defence
Questions have been raised over the Leeds defence / JASON CAIRNDUFF/Getty Images

There is no doubt Palace will be fancying their chances when Leeds come to visit, despite the impressive away form of Bielsa's side.

Wilfried Zaha and Bamford have started the season well, and could have the deciding say in this fixture as both sides will believe they can win. However, this could also create a tense atmosphere with Hodgson and Bielsa keen to not drop any points.

Prediction: Crystal Palace 1-1 Leeds United

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