Despite the fact that Crystal Palace’s winless altercation in the Premier League extended to five matches against Leicester, Hodgson can no uncertainty be satisfied with the way of his side’s presentation against the Champions League hopefuls.
The Foxes named a debilitated group and went behind not long before the hour mark as Wilfried Zaha scored his eighth goal of the season with Leicester’s Kelechi Iheanacho having just observed his penalty saved by Vicente Guaita however the bubbly Harvey Barnes guaranteed that Palace would not be accepting the crown jewels as the game finished 1-1.
The Eagles dedicated will positively invite that outcome after two tremendously horrid exhibitions against Liverpool and Aston Villa, despite the fact that this present end of the week’s hosts can just flaunt one victory from their last seven and are gradually slipping nearer to the relegation zone.
Eight points separate fifteenth put Palace from the spotted line as things stand, despite the fact that Fulham do have a game close by after their midweek conflict with Tottenham Hotspur was delayed, and Hodgson’s men will incidentally transcend Arsenal, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Newcastle United should they beat an unwell Sheffield United.
With Sheffield United battling for results with a completely fit crew, the exact opposite thing that Chris Wilder required before an outing to Burnley was a Covid bunch in the Blades camp.
Notwithstanding COVID-19 flare-ups all over the nation constraining matches to be delayed, Sheffield United’s fixture with Burnley proceeded as arranged, however Wilder’s men indeed came out on some unacceptable finish of the scoreline in a very recognizable sight this season.
Ben Mee the one who barely ever scores headed in the lone goal of the game at Turf Moor soon after the half-hour mark, albeit Wilder wouldn’t accuse the Blades’ Covid group for their fourteenth defeat of the Premier League season.
As the solitary group yet to taste triumph in the flow Premier League season, Wilder’s side get themselves 11 points hapless of wellbeing as the season moves toward its halfway point, and the eight goals that Sheffield United have indented up is the most reduced in the EPL.
The two meetings between Crystal Palace and Sheffield United last season finished in 1-0 victories for the Blades, in spite of the fact that this present end of the week’s guests are absolutely not the power that they were in the 2019-20 season.
Sheffield United have battled to locate the rear of the net this entire season, and Palace will undoubtedly feel more certain heading into the New Year in the wake of engaging for a point against Leicester. Besides, the Blades’ viral flare-up has additionally drained their crew as they battle to turn their season around, and we anticipate that Palace should be the ones to end their winless streak with a slim triumph at Selhurst Park. Hence, we predict a win for Crystal Palace.