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Match Preview: Crystal Palace vs Leicester City

With four games to go, the Foxes have a lot to prove before the end of the season.

Leicester City v Crystal Palace - Premier League Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images

Crystal Palace 14th (8-11-16) vs Leicester City 9th (11-11-12)

Saturday 10:00 AM ET, Live from Selhurst Park on NBC Sports Gold

Leicester City currently sit 9 points behind 7th place Burnley, and although the Foxes have a game in hand, it still seems very unlikely they’ll find their spot in Europe at the end of the season.

The Opposition

Crystal Palace’s position isn’t one of safety yet. Having played one more game than two of the bottom three, the lowest they could still place is 19th. While mixed bag of results in their last five matches did some to improve their position, their two draws and a loss set them back from outright safety.

Watford v Crystal Palace - Premier League
Wilfried Zaha, arguably their most dangerous weapon.
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Wilfried Zaha scored last time out against the Foxes en route to their 3-0 win. He was also their best attacking player. He was dangerous down the wing and definitely looked like scoring more than just the one. He’s also scored three goals in that five game span and tallied one assist.

The Foxes

Who will we see come Saturday? Quick passing, shot firing, goal scoring Leicester? Or dull, uninspiring Leicester? Hard to say given the recent weeks, but hopefully the time off has giving the side some time to rest and re-calibrate for the run in.

Leicester City v Southampton - Premier League
The Blue Army could use something to cheer about.
Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

The Prediction

Not super confident in the away trip this weekend and I think a draw might be the most favorable result. Either a 1-1 or a 2-2 would be nice, but unless they come to play, a loss may be in the cards.