Our live stream ahead of Mondays Premier League match, Crystal Palace vs Leicester City is now up, kicking off at 15.00 GMT
You can keep an eye on the commentary as it happens below, but first, we take a preview into the fixture, lineups, predictions and much more…
Palace come into the game having suffered back to back defeats in their last two outings, shipping 10 goals without return against Liverpool and Villa.
The London outfit have claimed just five points from their last half a dozen games on home territory, a run which needs to improve heading into the second half of the Premier League campaign.
Palace remain seven points above the relegation zone, but a third defeat in succession would leave Hodgson with decisions to make during the transfer window.
Leicester City come into the game on Monday afternoon on the back of claiming a 2-2 draw with Manchester United on Boxing Day.
The foxes will be pleased with the draw as United were guilty of failing to take their opportunities in the final third, but Brendan Rodgers’s side fully deserved a result which kept them above their opponents in the standings.
Providing that he remains in the starting eleven, Jamie Vardy will be looking to extend his run of netting in away matches to four games.
Leicester have an impressive recent record on the road. After confident victories at Elland Road and the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium against Leeds United and Spurs respectively, they have won three of their last four away games.
Their record against Palace is less consistent, however. The Eagles have won four of the last six games between the pair – although Leicester’s two victories both came last season.
The Eagles last met the Foxes in July, with Leicester winning 3-0 at the King Power Stadium…
On required mental strength…
“You can always lose two games in a row in this league,”
“I’m not concerned that we’re a particularly inconsistent team that don’t have a clear idea of what they would like to be doing, but results colour all judgement and the last two results have been bad ones.”
“There is no simple answer to how you survive the disappointment and the effect it is going to have on people’s confidence, the effect on their mood.”
“Somehow we’ve got to find the mental strength to make certain that when we go out on Monday and play Leicester, we ask questions of them and cause them a lot more problems than we caused Aston Villa.”
On Selection choices…
“We’ll look at it closer, but I don’t want to risk injury,”
“It’s 48-and-a-half hours between the games and, after the season we’ve had and everything else, I’m not prepared to put a level of risk in that means they’re going to miss six weeks to two months out.”
“We’ll look at it. We’ll make changes, the number of which we’ll have to wait and see. We’ll assess the players [on Sunday] and see where they’re at.”
“The players’ health is always the most important. I’ll always pick a team that I think can get the result, and if that means changing the players, then we will do that.”
“The players who are coming in, a lot of them have been playing,”
“Papy [Mendy] last year came in against West Ham and he’d hardly been involved in any of the squads.”
“He came in and did very well. A lot of these players have been playing, they all understand the structure of how we work and I trust them.”
“I want an intensity in the game. We’re a team that wants to run and give everything in the game and that might be difficult for certain players in certain positions coming off the back of [Boxing Day].”
“Whichever team is picked, it’s a team to win the game.”
Crystal Palace Premier League form: LWDDLL
Leicester City Premier League form: LWWLWD
Crystal Palace possible starting lineup:
Guaita; Ward, Kouyate, Dann, Van Aanholt; Townsend, Milivojevic, McArthur, Schlupp; Zaha, Ayew
Leicester City possible starting lineup:
Schmeichel; Fofana, Evans, Fuchs; Albrighton; Ndidi, Tielemans, Justin; Perez, Under; Vardy
Leicester to Win – 21/20 with FanTeam
Leicester have won all but one of their fixtures against current bottom-half sides. Their away record is especially impressive, having won six of their seven league games, including a 5-2 triumph over Manchester City.
Meanwhile, Palace have managed just one victory in their last seven and have failed to win any of their last four. Excluding their thrashing of ten-man West Brom, the Eagles have scored just two goals from their last six.
Time to take a look at our Crystal Palace vs Leicester City live match stream as it happens…