Date: 19th March 2016 at 8:28am
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Two sides in hugely contrasting form meet at Selhurst Park, as a Crystal Palace side who have forgotten what it feels like to win in the league, host the leaders Leicester.

Palace remain the only team in all four divisions of English football yet to record a league win in 2016, and they have picked up just four points from the last 36 available.

Their home form is also a cause for concern; they have lost five on the spin at Selhurst Park and only bottom club Aston Villa have a weaker home record than Alan Pardew’s side this season.

However, FA Cup quarter-final success at Reading last weekend should boost the Eagles’ confidence and the returning Yannick Bolasie could be crucial if Palace are to change their fortunes; a win is much-needed to ease their relegation worries.

Leicester’s scrappy 1-0 win against Newcastle on Monday night saw the Foxes grind out a win when not playing at their best, which is often regarded as a ‘sign of champions’.

Whilst no one at the King Power Stadium would wish to jinx their title charge in such a way, there is a growing belief that this could be their year, and nobody seems able to stop them in their current form; Leicester have won six of their last eight matches and scored in 27 of their 30 games this season.

Palace’s struggles at home contrast with the visitors’ imperious away record; no team in the Premier League has picked up more points on the road than Claudio Ranieri’s side this season (31).

Last time out on their travels, the Foxes were 1-0 winners at Watford thanks to a moment of magic from Riyad Mahrez.

Team News:

The hosts go into the fixture missing Connor Wickham, James McArthur and Marouane Chamakh, whilst Australian midfielder Mile Jedinak is doubtful.

Leicester have a doubt over midfielder Andy King, who sat out the win over Newcastle with an illness, but fellow midfielder Matty James is definitely out as he continues to recover from a cruciate knee ligament injury.

League Position: Crystal Palace – 15th (33 pts); Leicester – 1st (63 pts)
Last Meeting:
Leicester 1-0 Crystal Palace (October 24, 2015)
Form: Crystal Palace – LDLLDL; Leicester – WLWDWW
Key Men: Crystal Palace – Yannick Bolasie; Leicester – Riyad Mahrez
Shoot Says: Crystal Palace 1-2 Leicester

 
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