Crystal Palace have gained their final three video games in opposition to Leicester Metropolis with out conceding a aim.
However will they repeat that feat when the 2 sides meet once more on the King Energy Stadium on Saturday night?
Not in keeping with Paul Merson, who’s predicting a 2-2 draw between the 2 sides.
“I do not know what Claude Puel was considering by leaving out Jamie Vardy in opposition to Tottenham. I do know he stated he is considering the longer term, however has anyone informed him he’s going to be there for the subsequent three years?!
“As a supervisor, you’ve gotten one sport – that is the way it works. What in the event that they had been on the tip of a 6-Zero defeat in opposition to Tottenham? You play your finest gamers when you’ve gotten them and you’re in a job. That is each supervisor, not simply [Claude] Puel.
“Play your finest gamers, and do not look too far to the longer term as a result of there is not all the time a future as a supervisor. It is all about outcomes and you must win matches. No supervisor can guess something that they may nonetheless be supervisor on the identical membership in 4 years, I do not care who you’re.”
In the meantime, former Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson is predicting a win for Leicester Metropolis on Saturday, though he says that so much is determined by the line-up Puel places out.
“Leicester had their possibilities in opposition to Tottenham, at Wembley, however that defeat means they’ve solely taken one level from their previous 5 video games,” he stated in his weekly predictions function for the BBC web site.
“There all the time appears to be hypothesis over the way forward for Foxes boss Claude Puel, and he actually must return to profitable methods right here.
“Loads is determined by Puel’s line-up – and whether or not Jamie Vardy begins this time – however I really fairly fancy Leicester right here.
“Crystal Palace are having a superb run within the FA Cup and have taken 5 factors from their previous three video games too.
“The Eagles have been taking part in fairly properly and creating a great deal of possibilities, however they’re nonetheless hovering simply above the relegation zone they usually should watch out they do not get sucked in.”