Overvalued Leicester City Makes Palace the Underdog Soccer Pick

Steven Suarez

Thursday, October 22, 2015 12:27 PM UTC

Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015 12:27 PM UTC

Palace just lost at home and now has to head out on the road. This weekend, the Eagles will do battle away to Leceister City, and we're here to break down the soccer odds and make a pick.

Odds Overview
How are the English Premier League soccer odds shaping up for this weekend?

Looking over the available lines, we see Leicester City priced at anywhere from +120 to +130 to win outright at home, which leaves a Crystal Palace victory available at a nice price of +225 or so. A draw is quoted at right around +250.

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Leicester City
In all honesty, it's very surprising to see Leicester City occupying the fifth spot in the Premier League. The Foxes have exceeded many people's expectations already, and have logged 16 total points through their first nine matches of the campaign.

Jamie Vardy has been the go-to goalscorer for the club so far, having already netted nine goals on the season. He'll look to make another big impact at home this weekend.


Crystal Palace
Right behind the Foxes, we find Palace, who have more than held their own in EPL. The Eagles are in sixth place, with 15 points and a +2 goal differential thus far.

We know the motivation and desire will be there for Palace after they disappointed in a 3-1 home loss to West Ham last weekend. Will they bounce back?

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Premier League Pick
There's no doubt it's been an outstanding start to the season for Leicester City, but we think they're overvalued in the grand scheme of things. The Foxes have earned their spot in the top five, but their talent level suggests they're in for some regression over the next few weeks. Some of the bigger clubs like Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham are going to move up as the season wears on.

Palace could see a drop in the table sooner rather than later too, but we're higher on them quality-wise, and they've actually earned three outright wins over their previous four away league matches. That gives us more confidence in jumping on the underdog line for this Saturday.


Free Premier League Pick: Leicester City 1 Crystal Palace 2 -- back Palace at +225 on the ML at 5Dimes

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