Crystal Palace vs Leicester Preview

St. James Park is decorated to host an important and highly anticipated meeting on the sidelines of the Premier League competitions for the current season 2022-2023, where the Crystal Palace match against Leicester City, which we will talk about in detail in the coming lines.

Before the match, Crystal Palace ranks twelfth in the Premier League table, with 27 points, while on the other hand, Leicester City ranks seventeenth in the English Premier League table, with 25 points.

The date of the Crystal Palace match against Leicester City in the English Premier League

Where the Leicester City team, led by its coach Brendan Rodgers, will be a heavy guest on its counterpart, the Crystal Palace team, led by its coach Roy Hodgson, today, Saturday, April 1, 2023, provided that the start of the match blows at 15:00 GMT.

Still possessing the taste for management at 75 years young, Hodgson returns to Croydon less than two years after bidding an emotional farewell to the Crystal Palace faithful, with the aim of steadying the ship after the sacking of Patrick Vieira.

While some believe that re-hiring Hodgson points to a lack of a long-term plan from the Eagles board, the former Watford, Liverpool and England boss is only under contract until the end of the season, by which point he would have either succeeded or failed in his task to keep Palace afloat in the top flight.

Patrick McCarthy's one game in charge went about as well as expected, as Palace went down 4-1 to league leaders Arsenal before the international break, succumbing to strikes from Bukayo Saka (2), Gabriel Martinelli and Granit Xhaka while netting a consolation through Jeffrey Schlupp.

Crystal Palace possible starting lineup:

Guaita; Ward, Tomkins, Guehi, Mitchell; Lokonga, Doucoure, Schlupp; Olise, Ayew, Zaha

Leicester City possible starting lineup:

Iversen; Pereira, Souttar, Faes, Castagne; Ndidi, Dewsbury-Hall; Tete, Maddison, Barnes; Iheanacho