Crystal Palace finished the last Premier League season 12th in the table, having managed 48 points from 38 games.
In a battle between two Premier League teams, Crystal Palace and Leeds United face each other in a pre-season friendly. Friday’s match at the Optus Stadium will see two sides finishing in the bottom half of the table last season will be facing each other. Despite their position in the final standings, Palace were praised for the good football they played throughout the campaign. However, Leeds guaranteed their continuity in the Premier League with a thrilling final day victory at Brentford.
|Crystal Palace vs Leeds United||Key Details|
|Date||22 July, 2022|
|Kickoff time India||3:35 pm|
|Kickoff time England||11:05 am|
|Kickoff time Australia||6:05 pm|
Crystal Palace finished the last Premier League season 12th in the table, having managed 48 points from 38 games. More than the points or the position on the table, it is the way they played that impressed the fans. So far in the pre-season, they have had a mixed run of results. However, in their defence, they did play against some difficult opponents like Liverpool and Manchester United. Meanwhile, Leeds finished 17th, one place and three points ahead of 18-placed Burnley. In their last friendly, they lost to Aston Villa in Queensland at the weekend.
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Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha, Marc Guehi and Christian Benteke were among other players who stayed in England due to some of them not meeting the entry requirements in Australia. The rest of them had fitness concerns. Hence, the manager rotated his squad massively in the previous matches, which is a trend he will continue against Leeds too. On the other hand, Leeds have had a busy transfer window due to players’ incomings and outgoings.
Their two star players – Kalvin Phillips and Raphinha – departing the club this summer would have been a blow to them. However, they have been busy in the transfer window by signing seven new players. Darko Gyabi and Sonny Perkins are joined in by Brenden Aaronson, Rasmus Kristensen, Marc Roca, Tyler Adams and Luis Sinisterra. It is not clear how many of these new players will be in action on Friday. Besides, they will miss the services of Junior Firpo and Stuart Dallas.
Crystal Palace possible line-up: Butland, Clyne, Ward, Andersen, Mitchell, Rak-Sakyi, Milivojevic, Phillips, Ebiowei, Edouard, Mateta
Leeds United possible line-up: Meslier, Kristensen, Llorente, Koch, Davis, Adams, Roca, Aaronson, James, Harrison, Bamford
The pre-season friendly match between Crystal Palace and Leeds United will take place at Optus Stadium on Friday at 3:35 pm IST.
The live coverage of the upcoming friendly match between Crystal Palace and Leeds United will be available on Palace TV and LUTV. Further details of which can be found on their official club website.