The Eagles head to Elland Road tonight looking to secure a third successive win that would see them jump into the top half of the Premier League.
Crystal Palace’s season looked in danger of petering out completely after a difficult run, but they have since rebounded with consecutive victories over Wolves and Newcastle.
Level on points with Roy Hodgson‘s side but two places higher in 11th is a Leeds team that also secured back-to-back wins over Newcastle and Leicester before losing at home to Everton last time out.
Palace thumped Leeds 4-1 back in November and Marcelo Bielsa‘s men don’t have a great recent record at Elland Road, though Roy Hodgson is without the services of attacking talisman Wilfried Zaha, who has been ruled out with a hamstring injury.
Follow the latest match build-up, team news and updates with Standard Sport’s LIVE blog below…
Standard Sport prediction
Leeds’ maddeningly inconsistent form makes predicting a result for Bielsa’s side truly difficult, and Palace will take heart from their recent 2-1 win at Newcastle.
However, the hosts’ pressing and expansive game could be too much for Hodgson’s defence tonight.
Crystal Palace team news
Crystal Palace could be without 10 first-team players for the trip. Wilfried Zaha (hamstring) is the latest to join the injury list, but Joel Ward will need to be assessed after he missed the midweek win away to Newcastle with a knock.
Wayne Hennessey (thigh), Nathan Ferguson (knee), Mamadou Sakho (thigh), James Tomkins (eye), James McArthur (muscle), James McCarthy (groin), Jeffrey Schlupp (hamstring) and Connor Wickham (thigh) are all ruled out.
Leeds team news
Leeds will be without Rodrigo and Ian Poveda again. Forward Rodrigo (muscle strain) and winger Poveda (ankle) are expected to be out for several weeks after both missed the midweek home defeat to Everton.
Marcelo Bielsa has no new injury concerns but is still without defenders Robin Koch (knee), Diego Llorente (muscle strain) and Gaetano Berardi (knee), plus midfielder Adam Forshaw (hip).
How to watch Leeds vs Crystal Palace
TV channel: The match will be televised on Sky Sports Premier League and Main Event.
Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers will be able to watch the match online via the SkyGo app.
Date, time and venue
Leeds vs Crystal Palace is scheduled for an 8pm GMT kick-off tonight – Monday, February 8, 2021.
The match will be held behind closed doors at Elland Road due to coronavirus restrictions.
Welcome to Leeds vs Crystal Palace coverage
Hello and welcome to Standard Sport’s latest LIVE coverage of the Premier League!
Monday night’s action comes at Elland Road, where Crystal Palace will hope to make it three successive wins against a Leeds team that haven’t been at their best on home soil so far this season.
Stay tuned for all the latest build-up, team news and live updates after kick-off at 8pm GMT…
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