UK time is: 09:42:28
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Leicester City vs. Crystal Palace

Walkers Stadium

20/10/09

7.45 p.m.

Preview: Leicester vs Crystal Palace

Leicester manager Nigel Pearson will be seeking more firepower from his stuttering strike force this evening, as Crystal Palace are the visitors to the Walkers Stadium.

City enter tonight's game on the back of a frustrating 0-0 draw with Derby County, a game in which they should have secured all three points against the defensive-minded Rams.

Palace visit the Walkers Stadium in 14th place following their 1-1 draw with Cardiff City at the weekend, a game marred by accusations of racial abuse aimed towards Michael Chopra.

Neil Warnock's side are seeking their first win at the Walkers Stadium, currently unbeaten in five league matches.

Vital Quotes:

Crystal Palace manager Neil Warnock: I think it will be a good game. I read his (Nigel Pearson's) comments about Derby on Saturday about coming for a draw, but we won't be doing that, we don't know how to do that, so it should be a cracking match.'

Leicester City Team News:

Weale

Neilson --- Brown --- Hobbs --- McGivern

Oakley --- King --- Wellens --- Dyer

Fryatt --- Howard

Player to watch: Matty Fryatt

With quality in the final third significantly lacking of late, Leicester fans will be hoping their top-scorer can find the net tonight after a barren run of four games without a goal in the league.

Crystal Palace Team News:

Speroni

Hill --- McCarthy --- Fonte --- Butterfield

Derry --- Danns --- Carle

Sears --- N'Diaye --- Lee

Player to watch: Paddy McCarthy

The former City centre back has a point to prove at the Walkers Stadium after taking his fair share of criticism from the club's fans during his spell with the club. An ever-present under Neil Warnock so far this season, McCarthy is a competent defender. Has the tendency to see red on occassions however.

Match Facts & Stats

Head to head:

Leicester: 19
Draw: 15
Crystal Palace: 19

Top-goalscorers (Championship):

Leicester: Matty Fryatt (7)
Crystal Palace: Darren Ambrose (4)

Match Prediction:

All signs point to a draw here. Leicester 0-0 Palace.

Next Fixtures:

Monday 26th October:
Leicester: Reading (A)

Saturday 24th October:
Crystal Palace: Nottingham Forest (H)




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: JBFox Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday October 20 2009

Time: 7:37PM

Your Comments

home win for me!
merlin
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Leicester City Articles

Pearson Looking Forward To Training (Wednesday October 22 2014)

Young Duo Leave On Loan (Monday October 20 2014)

Pearson - We Should've Taken A Point (Sunday October 19 2014)

Stats: Newcastle v Leicester (Saturday October 18 2014)

Pearson Fully Focused On Newcastle (Friday October 17 2014)

Shakey - The Break Will Be No Break (Wednesday October 8 2014)

Friendly - Aston Villa 2-3 Leicester (Wednesday October 8 2014)

Two More Leicester Picks For TV (Monday October 6 2014)

Archived Leicester City Articles

List All Vital Leicester  Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
12. Aston Villa 8 3 1 4 -8 10
13. Everton 8 2 3 3 0 9
14. WBA 8 2 3 3 -1 9
15. Leicester City 8 2 3 3 -2 9
16. Crystal Palace 8 2 2 4 -3 8
17. Sunderland 8 1 5 2 -7 8
18. Newcastle 8 1 4 3 -6 7

Breaking League News

Carrick on Comeback Trail
Man Utd : 25/10/2014 09:40:00
Is Garay The Man?
Man Utd : 25/10/2014 09:36:00
The Question-Ings!
Burnley : 25/10/2014 09:34:00
It`s Goodbye from Me!
Chelsea : 25/10/2014 09:29:00
Name the Starting XI - Man United (a)
Chelsea : 25/10/2014 09:22:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Newcastle MotM
Suggested By:  Svens
Schmeichel 0%
De Laet 0%
Morgan 0%
Moore 50%
Konchesky 0%
Cambiasso 50%
Albrighton 0%
James 0%
Drinkwater 0%
Schlupp 0%
Ulloa 0%
Sub - Vardy 0%
Sub - Nugent 0%
Sub - Knockaert 0%