Crystal Palace will be looking to bounce back from their defeat to Aston Villa when they make the trip to North Yorkshire for an intriguing clash with Leeds United, who are still searching for a result that can help kick-start their season.
Bielsa’s side once again came in for criticism after a drab 0-0 draw with Brighton, which they were only able to achieve due to Brighton’s woeful finishing, and they sit just three points above the dreaded drop-zone in the Premier League.
Boasting only one win in their last six league fixtures, Leeds are falling well short of the preseason expectations of many that they’d push on towards the top-end of the division this season.
They are still missing leading striker Patrick Bamford, who has proved to be a huge loss for Leeds, and, although he is making decent progress in the treatment room, they could really do with him coming back into the side sooner rather than later.
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FEB 2021 PREMIER LEAGUE Leeds 2-0 Crystal Palace
NOV 2020 PREMIER LEAGUE Crystal Palace 4-1 Leeds
MAR 2013 CHAMPIONSHIP Crystal Palace 2-2 Leeds
NOV 2012 CHAMPIONSHIP Leeds 2-1 Crystal Palace
JAN 2012 CHAMPIONSHIP Crystal Palace 1-1 Leeds
SEP 2011 CHAMPIONSHIP Leeds 3-2 Crystal Palace
APR 2011 CHAMPIONSHIP Crystal Palace 1-0 Leeds
DEC 2010 CHAMPIONSHIP Leeds 2-1 Crystal Palace
AUG 2008 LEAGUE CUP Leeds 4-0 Crystal Palace
FEB 2007 CHAMPIONSHIP Leeds 2-1 Crystal Palace
Crystal Palace have made a bright start to the new season, rightly attracting plaudits for the way they’ve adapted to Patrick Vieria’s new ideas and philosophy of attractive, attacking and expansive football.
Conor Gallagher, on loan from Chelsea, has really shone in the middle of the park for Palace; even earning himself his first England call-up earlier this month.
However, they suffered a bump in the road at the weekend when they were defeated by an Aston Villa side that have seemingly been rejuvenated by the recent arrival of new boss Steven Gerrard.
This is a clash between two sides that like to play on the front-foot, create chances and score goals. I expect this to be an entertaining clash and we’re backing both teams to find the back of the net in this one.
PROFIT/LOSS (NOVEMBER 2021): LOSS -17.54 points
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