Crystal Palace vs Leicester: 3 things to look out for

Crystal Palace's Selhurst Park (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
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Tomorrow is a big game regarding Leicester City and its relegation battle as they go against Crystal Palace. Both teams are currently caught in the Premier League’s super-tight relegation battle. Palace is currently in 12th place in the Premier League with 27 points while Leicester is 17th with 25 points. Games like these are must-win games for each side caught in this relegation battle. With major points being up on the line, there will be a lot of things to pay attention to in this contest. With that being said, here are three things to look out for in the Leicester City vs Crystal Palace game.

How does Crystal Palace look now with a new manager?

Palace is coming into this game with a new manager yet a much more familiar face for them. Roy Hodgson was recently hired to replace the previous manager Patrick Vieira. However, this is not Hodgson’s first stint with Palace. The 75-year-old had a year-year stint with the team that lasted from 2017 to 2021. Palace’s most successful run came in Hodgson’s first season when they finished 11th in the league with 44 points.

So what are Hodgson’s plans to help Palace survive this relegation battle? Will he run the same tactics he did in the past or does he have a new way of playing football? Palace has been running a 4-2-3-1 under Vieira this season. Will they be switching to Hodgson’s preferred 4-2-2? It is hard to prepare for a team who will have new tactics under a new manager. Brendan Rodgers must be prepared for this tough task he has ahead of him.