Preview: Crystal Palace vs. Leicester City

Jamie Vardy of Leicester City celebrates after scoring his team's fourth goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Leicester City and Manchester United at The King Power Stadium on September 21, 2014
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Sports Mole looks ahead to the Premier League clash between Crystal Palace and Leicester City at Selhurst Park.

Leicester City will be looking for their third win in a row in the Premier League when they travel to Selhurst Park to face Crystal Palace this weekend.

The Foxes were involved in one of the more astonishing results in recent history in the top flight last time out, coming from 3-1 down to beat Manchester United 5-3, leaving them seventh in the table.

Record signing Leonardo Ulloa is now the second-highest scorer in the division, having netted twice against Louis van Gaal's men to take his total for the season to five.

Nigel Pearson has no new injury worries, with only Matt Upson and Zoumana Bakayogo, who both have long-term knocks, sidelined.

Meanwhile, Crystal Palace are on a three-match unbeaten run coming into this match, having recorded their first win of the season last time out.

Last weekend's 3-2 win over Everton has left Neil Warnock's side 15th in the table, although the Eagles did suffer a defeat by the same scoreline to Newcastle United in the League Cup this week.

Wednesday's defeat, which needed extra time, saw the manager make wholesale changes, leaving his first-choice players fresh for Saturday's outing.

Wilfried Zaha made his first start since returning to the club on loan, while Dwight Gayle, who was on the bench for their last league match, was on the scoresheet in midweek.

Warnock's only injury concern is Marouane Chamakh, who has been sidelined for almost a month after sustaining a hamstring injury earlier in the season.

When the teams last met in April 2013, the match ended in a 2-2 draw.

Recent form

Crystal Palace: LLDDW

Leicester: DLDWW

Possible starting lineups

Crystal Palace: Speroni, Ward, Kelly, Dann, Delaney, Jedinak, Ledley, Puncheon, McArthur, Zaha, Campbell

Leicester: Schmeichel, Morgan, Konchesky, De Laet, Moore, Hammond, Cambiasso, Drinkwater, Vardy, Ulloa, Nugent

Sports Mole says: 1-2

Manager Neil Warnock of Crystal Palace turns to celebrate with his coaching staff after Wilfried Zaha of Crystal Palace scored their third goal and equaliser in stoppage time during the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Crystal Pa
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