Our prediction for this Premier League match:
Saturday’s football match at Selhurst Park pits together Crystal Palace and Leeds United, the two teams, who are almost level on points in the Premier League standings ahead of Matchday 8. The Eagles aim to bounce back from a 2-0 loss to Wolverhampton, but they will have to do it without Serbia midfielder Luka Milivojevic, who was sent off Molineux Stadium clash. The likes of Gary Cahill and James McCarthy, on the other hand, should be fit to face Leeds United in London.
The Whites, on the other hand, have been performing above expectations under Marcelo Bielsa on their return to the English top flight. Leeds United did well to crush Aston Villa 3-0 in their last away game in the EPL, and they are surely capable of holding Crystal Palace to a draw at Selhurst Park. The likes of Llorente, Phillips, and Forshaw remain in the recovery room for the visitors.
Highlighted Player (Patrick van Aanholt):
Patrick van Aanholt is a Dutch footballer who plays as a left back for Sunderland. The left-footed player joined Chelsea at the age of 19, but he made no more than two appearances for the Stamford Bridge outfit.
After spending five years on loan spells at Coventry City, Newcastle United, Leicester City, Wigan Athletic and Vitesse Arnhem, he signed a contract with Sunderland in 2014 for a fee in the region of £2 million. Patrick van Aanholt impressed in the 2015/2016 Premier League campaign with the Black Cats, scoring four goals in 33 appearances for Sam Allardyce’s troops.
Speaking of his international career, the pacey full back made his Netherlands debut on 19 November, 2013 in a friendly game against Colombia. The two teams played out a goalless draw in Amsterdam and Van Aanholt came on as a substitute to replace injured ace Memphis Depay. Patrick van Aanholt was born in Hertogenbosch, but his parents are from Curacao.
Highlighted Team (Leeds United):
Leeds United is one of the clubs that won the FA Cup. The Whites outplayed Arsenal in the final of the prestigious competition back in 1972, but they clinched the League Cup trophy as well. Leeds United faced the Gunners in the 1967/1968 League Cup final and it has to be noted that Terry Cooper scored the winner for the Whites.
Leeds play their home games at Elland Road and the capacity of the stadium is 37,914. The club was founded in 1919 and they have won three First Division (Premier League) trophies ever since (1968/1969, 1973/1974, 1991/1992). Leeds United made it to the Champions League final in 1975, but they were beaten by Bayern Munich in the title clash.
The Whites were impressive under David O’Leary. The likes of Jonathan Woodgate, Lee Bowyer, Harry Kewell, Mark Viduka and Ian Harte were part of the Elland Road outfit back then and they did well to reach the semis of the Champions League in 2001.