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Foxes face Palace, Swans play Sunderland in Premier League action

| 07.02.2015

Coral football writers preview two Premier League Saturday 3pm kick-offs between basement dwellers Leicester City and Crystal Palace, and Swansea City against Sunderland.

Leicester v Crystal Palace
Nigel Pearson’s Foxes threatened to get back on track in the Premier League, going through a three-match run unbeaten, but have lost their following two fixtures. Palace, on the other hand, have lost just one of their previous five in the top flight.

Alan Pardew has certainly inspired his new team since taking over, and is 12/5 to steer them to another victory.

The Eagles won the home fixture this term against the Foxes 2-0, and they are 16/1 chances to beat them by that scoreline again. Fraizer Campbell and Mile Jedinak netted in that game, and are respective 2/1 and 11/2 shouts to score again anytime.

Wilfried Zaha, meanwhile, will be hoping to celebrate re-signing permanently form Manchester United, and he is 11/4 in the same market. Other new attacking recruits Shola Ameobi and Arsenal loanee Yaya Sanogo (also both also 11/4) could feature.

Leicester (13/10 favourites for victory), though, have a prolific striker in Andrej Kramaric among their ranks now, and the Croatian, who reportedly turned down Chelsea for a switch to the King Power Stadium, is 7/4 to score anytime.

Swansea v Sunderland
The last eight meetings between these two teams have produced five draws, including the goalless game this term at the Stadium of Light, and you can back a share of the spoils once more at 9/4. Another 0-0 result is priced at 15/2.

Make sure to watch the Swans midfield, with former Black Cats player Ki Sung-Yeung (6/1 to score anytime) set to feature, while winter window signing Jack Cork (also 6/1) could make his debut for the Welsh outfit.

Nathan Dyer and Marvin Emnes have both netted in this fixture before, meanwhile, and are respective 11/4 and 6/4 chances in the same market.

Sunderland can look to English front two Jermain Defoe (2/1) and Connor Wickham (11/4), though, who were both on target against Burnley in the Black Cats’ last Premier League match. This little and large partnership reminds Sunderland supporters of the heady days when Niall Quinn and Kevin Phillips were in their pomp.



Sam Barnard

Sam has been writing for Coral since January 2014, and is the assistant editor of the news site. As well as the main betting sports, football, tennis and cricket, he covers the likes of golf, F1 and darts too, the latter of which has become a particular favourite. Sam enjoys playing as much as writing about sports, but niggling injuries have limited his participation in recent years, so is happy to mainly watch the pros such as Manchester United, Yorkshire CCC, Raymond van Barneveld and even Gibraltar national football team instead.