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THE STRIKER: previews Monday’s Premier League game between LEICESTER v CRYSTAL PALACE with extended stats and a recommended BETDAQ bet.

The Striker is a professional football punter who focused solely on football in the UK. He has over ten years of experience using exchanges and he’s been a full-time professional punter for more than five years. UK football is his edge and he sticks to it!

Thankfully The Striker has agreed to share his best bets with BETDAQ Tips! He will use a staking system between one and five points to give readers a clue as to how confident he is with each individual bet. He uses his own analysis to price up matches and loves advanced stats like xG, goal stats and current form.


8pm The Premier League games just keep coming and Monday Night Football comes from the King Power Stadium as Leicester host Crystal Palace. It’s been an extremely busy week or so with a Premier League game on every day but this will be the last fixture before a little break for the Champions League and Europa League midweek. It’s a massive fixture for Leicester too as they look to lock in a spot in the Top Four.

Despite not playing, it was a good weekend for Leicester! West Ham and Chelsea played each other so one, or both, were always going to drop points and then Liverpool could only manage a draw with Newcastle. That leaves Leicester in third one point ahead of Chelsea with a game in hand, and four points ahead of West Ham and five ahead of Liverpool also with a game in hand. It’s fair to say if they win here they can’t slip out of the Top Four on the Final day this season. Indeed, Leicester will play again on Friday before the others play so they could really have an excellent week.

Crystal Palace haven’t played since the 10th of April which feels like a lifetime ago. Indeed, nobody was even talking about the European Super League then and now it’s been and gone already! It’s hard to know what to expect from Palace after that gap, as they had been playing poor football prior to that. They have had a lot of time to work of things though and sometimes you can see an improvement or change in mindset from teams. In ordinary non Covid19 times, they might have even gone on a holiday training camp.

Leicester have been playing great football this season and I’m happy to back them at 1.49 on BETDAQ Betting Exchange. I would have them closer to 1.4 to beat this very average Palace side who simply give away too many chances. Looking at the xG figures Leicester are in great form going forward, and that can only be a good thing against a Palace side who concede figures like 3.37, 2.83 and 2.33 in their recent games. I’m also happy to keep stakes reasonably small with the little break Palace had to work on certain areas of their game, but Leicester should really win this and lock in that Top Four spot.

The Striker Says:
Two points win Leicester to beat Crystal Palace at 1.49 with BETDAQ Betting Exchange

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  • Five of Leicester’s six Premier League wins against Crystal Palace have seen them keep a clean sheet – when conceding at least once, the Foxes’ record against them in the competition is W1 D3 L8.
  • Crystal Palace have won more Premier League games against Leicester than they have versus any other side (8), while their four away wins against the Foxes in the competition is a joint-record for the Eagles (also four at Everton).
  • After winning three of their first four away games on a Monday in the Premier League, Crystal Palace have won just one of their subsequent 10 such matches (D3 L6), though it was at Brighton earlier this season.
  • Leicester have lost three of their four Premier League games when hosting London clubs this season, with Chelsea the only side from the capital that Leicester have beaten at the King Power Stadium this term. The Foxes had been unbeaten in eight such games previously (W6 D2).
  • Crystal Palace haven’t won any of their last 17 league games against sides starting the day in the top six in the table (D5 L12), since beating 5th-placed West Ham 2-1 in October 2019.
  • Crystal Palace have conceded 11 goals in the opening 15 minutes of Premier League games this season. These goals have come in nine different matches, with the Eagles going on to lose eight of those (W1).
  • Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha has been involved in six goals in his last six Premier League appearances against Leicester, scoring five and assisting one. The Eagles have won three of those six games (D1 L2), with Zaha scoring in each victory.
  • Leicester striker Jamie Vardy has been involved in six goals in his last nine Premier League starts against Crystal Palace, scoring five and assisting one.
  • Crystal Palace striker Christian Benteke is looking to score in consecutive Premier League games for the first time since April 2017. Five of the Belgian striker’s six league goals this season have come away from home.
  • Leicester’s Kelechi Iheanacho has scored in each of his last four games played on a Sunday in all competitions, with the Nigerian netting eight goals in total in this run.