November 29, 2021 1:44 PM
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Alex Sarwar

Leeds Utd vs Crystal Palace Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Leeds Utd vs Crystal Palace taking place? Leeds Utd vs Crystal Palace will take place on Tuesday 30th November, 2021 at 20:15 (UK)

Where is Leeds Utd vs Crystal Palace taking place? Leeds Utd vs Crystal Palace will take place at Elland Road in Leeds

Where can I get tickets for Leeds Utd vs Crystal Palace? Ticket information for Leeds Utd vs Crystal Palace can be found on each club’s official website

What TV channel is Leeds Utd vs Crystal Palace on in the UK? Leeds Utd vs Crystal Palace will be televised live on the Amazon Prime app on smart TVs

Where can I stream Leeds Utd vs Crystal Palace in the UK? Leeds Utd vs Crystal Palace can be streamed live on Amazon Prime

THE LOWDOWN

LEEDS UTD

  • Leeds Utd played out a turgid 0-0 draw away at Brighton this past weekend, the point keeping them three points above the drop zone heading into this midweek round of fixtures.
  • Defender Luke Ayling and striker Patrick Bamford will play for the under 23s the day before this match, which suggests that they are unlikely to feature against Palace, whilst plenty of focus lies on whether Kalvin Phillips will start and if so in what position, after he began the Brighton game at centre-back before being subbed off at half-time by boss Marcelo Bielsa.

CRYSTAL PALACE

  • Crystal Palace slumped to a disappointing 1-2 defeat against Aston Villa on Saturday, meaning that the Eagles have picked up just a point from their last two matches, conceding five goals in the process.
  • A thigh injury saw centre-back Joachim Andersen sidelined at the weekend and he is expected to miss out again here which likely means James Tomkins deputising once again, with fellow defender Nathan Ferguson and central midfielder James McArthur also out.

THE TEAM NEWS

LEEDS UTD

PREDICTED XI (4-2-3-1): Meslier; Dallas, Llorente, Cooper, Firpo; Phillips, Forshaw; Raphinha, Rodrigo, Harrison; James

UNAVAILABLE: Koch (Injured)

QUESTIONABLE: Ayling (Fitness), Bamford (Fitness)

CRYSTAL PALACE

PREDICTED XI (4-3-3): Guaita; Ward, Tomkins, Guehi, Mitchell; Gallagher, Milivojevic, Kouyate; Ayew, Benteke, Zaha

UNAVAILABLE: Ferguson (Fitness), Andersen (Injured), McArthur (Injured)

QUESTIONABLE:

THE PREDICTION

Leeds Utd will be looking to take advantage of Crystal Palace’s recent defensive frailties in front of what is likely to be a vociferous home crowd under the lights at Elland Road. The potential of Marcelo Bielsa’s men in front of goal has been weakened without the likes of Bamford in the side, however they will be confident of breaching the backline of a Crystal Palace side without a key midfield enforcer in McArthur and first-choice centre-back in Andersen. The absences of both were keenly felt against Aston Villa and it would be no surprise if they were once again in this one. Combine that with home advantage being in Leeds Utd’s favour and it makes backing them to win here feel like the smart play.

Tip: LEEDS UTD TO WIN

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