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

Kelechi Iheanacho, James Maddison
Leicester will be looking to bounce back following a winless run of four games | Visionhaus/Getty Images

Leicester City have a chance to earn their first win of the Premier League restart when they welcome Roy Hodgson's Crystal Palace to the King Power Stadium this weekend.

The Foxes, who found themselves in second place at the start of the year, have seen their rivals creep up on them following a run of just two wins in 11 league games.

Luka Milivojevic, Jordan Ayew, Scott Dann, Ben Mee, Charlie Taylor, Matěj Vydra
Crystal Palace will be hoping to regain their form after two straight defeats | Sebastian Frej/MB Media/Getty Images

Crystal Palace have also been faltering, having lost their previous two games without scoring. This followed a four-game winning streak for the Eagles which saw them keep four clean sheets in a row.

Where to Watch

When is Kick Off? Saturday 4th July
What Time is Kick Off? 15:00 (BST)
Where is it Played? King Power Stadium
TV Channel/Live Stream? Sky Sports Premier League (UK), Pick TV (UK), FuboTV (US)
Referee? Jonathan Moss

Team News

England international James Maddison is a doubt for the home side, with manager Brendan Rodgers reporting that he aggravated a hip injury in the 2-1 defeat to Everton on Wednesday. Full-back Ricardo Pereira and midfielder Daniel Amartey remain long-term absentees for the Foxes.

James Maddison
Maddison may miss the Foxes' next fixture | Visionhaus/Getty Images

For the away side, Roy Hodgson has stated that Belgian striker Christian Benteke could be set to return, having missed the recent defeats to Liverpool and Burnley. Defenders Martin Kelly, James Tomkins, and Jeffrey Schlupp, are all likely to miss out.

Predicted Lineups

Leicester City: Schmeichel; Justin, Evans, Soyuncu, Chilwell; Ndidi, Tielemans, Praet; Perez, Vardy, Iheanacho.

Crystal Palace: Guaita; Ward, Dann, Cahill, Van Aanholt; Townsend, Milivojevic, Meyer, McCarthy, Zaha; Ayew.

Recent Form

Leicester are still trying to turn their form around, with a run of two wins in 11 games seeing their 14-point cushion over fifth place whittled down to just three points.

Leading goalscorer Jamie Vardy is still awaiting his 100th Premier League goal. The former non-league man remains the division's joint top scorer, despite drawing a blank in ten of his previous 11 games.

Jamie Vardy
Despite a poor run of form, Jamie Vardy is still the front-runner in the Golden Boot race | Pool/Getty Images

Palace's top scorer Jordan Ayew has failed to find the net in his last two appearances – both of which the south London side have lost – but prior to that, the Ghanaian managed to bag a goal in each of the last three games, against Brighton, Watford, and Bournemouth.

Here is how each side has fared in their previous five games.

Leicester City

Everton 2-1 Leicester (01/07)
Leicester 0-1 Chelsea (28/06)
Leicester 0-0 Brighton (23/06)
Watford 1-1 Leicester (20/06)
Leicester 4-0 Aston Villa (09/03)

Jamie Vardy, Jose Manuel Reina
Leicester's last win came against Aston Villa back in March | Visionhaus/Getty Images

Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace 0-1 Burnley (29/06)
Liverpool 4-0 Crystal Palace (24/06)
Bournemouth 0-2 Crystal Palace (20/06)
Crystal Palace 1-0 Watford (07/03)
Brighton and Hove Albion 0-1 Crystal Palace (29/02)

Prediction

Roy Hodgson
Former England manager Hodgson has Crystal Palace currently sat in 12th place | Sebastian Frej/MB Media/Getty Images

The Eagles have often got the better of the Midlands side in recent years, coming away with four wins from the last five meetings, although Leicester secured a 2-0 win when the sides met earlier in the season at Selhurst Park.

Both sides boast impressive defensive records this season. However, both have also been struggling to find the net lately. Expect a low-scoring affair.

Prediction: Leicester City 1-0 Crystal Palace