Leeds vs Crystal PalaceEnglish Premier League, KO: 20:00 Feb 8, 2021, Elland Road
LEEDS will be looking to get back to winning ways they entertain Crystal Palace at Elland Road on Monday night.
Indeed, Leeds have lit up the Premier League this season, but just 11 of their 29 points have been earned at Elland Road.
Home comfort continues to elude Marcelo Bielsa's men and Crystal Palace could prove to be a tough nut to crack when they come to town on Monday night.
The Eagles continue to punch above their weight under Roy Hodgson's astute management and they head north in high spirits having won each of their last two Premier League fixtures, the most recent of which was a 2-1 triumph at Newcastle.
A third win on the spin for the South Londoners would propel them into the top-10 and it would also see them leapfrog Leeds in the Premier League standings.
Despite losing five of their 10 home games this term Leeds go into this clash as 5/6 favourites with UniBet.
Crystal Palace made light work of Leeds at Selhurst Park but the Eagles are big outsiders here at 7/2 with TonyBet, while a point apiece pays 29/10 with the same firm
Five of Leeds' last six Premier League fixtures have featured three or more goals and I see no reason to oppose goals in West Yorkshire on Monday night.
A whopping 82% of Crystal Palace's Premier League games this season have generated two or more match goals, while nine of Leeds' last 11 top-flight tussles have seen two or more goals scored.
Bielsa's boys, for all their attacking brilliance, do boast the joint second-worst defensive record in the division and I suspect their cavalier approach could well be their undoing when they come up against counter-attacking Crystal Palace.
With a closely-fought and competitive contest anticipated I'll also back each team to pick up at least one booking to boost up the price on recommended Bet Builder.
Leeds are averaging 1.57 yellows cards per game this season, while Crystal Palace are receiving 1.41 cards per 90 in the Premier League this term, and it's worth noting that the above-mentioned Bet Builder has banked in each of Leeds' last three outings.
I'm also going to chance an Elland Road longshot and take the 16/1 on offer with SportNation for Crystal Palace centre-half Gary Cahill to get on the scoresheet.
Leeds have struggled with defending during deaball situations this season and the veteran Palace stopper – who notched at Newcastle in midweek – looks like a good candidate to cash in on the Whites set-piece weakness.
This English Premier League match between Leeds and Crystal Palace will be played on Feb 8, 2021 and kick off at 20:00. Check below for our tipsters best Leeds vs Crystal Palace prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.
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