Bet Builder Tips: Zaha the star in this 23/1 Crystal Palace vs Leeds punt

Our tipster Shane O'Brien thinks Wilfried Zaha is due an opening goal in this one.

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Crystal Palace to win 
Over 2.5 goals
Rodrigo to have two or more shots on target

Wilfried Zaha to score anytime

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Crystal Palace vs Leeds: Sunday 2pm
TV: Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League

Crystal Palace to win

Crystal Palace find themselves in a precarious position, hovering just outside the relegation places at this early stage of the season. 

Palace are somewhat unfortunate to find themselves so far down the table, enduring a difficult start that saw them take on Arsenal, Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea in their first seven games. They have performed admirably in those games, taking a point at Anfield and forcing both Chelsea and City into second-half comebacks. 

However, Palace are without victory since a 3-1 win over Aston Villa in their third game of the season and could do with ending that trend on Sunday. Leeds, on the other hand, are also without a win since the third round of Premier League fixtures. 

Jesse Marsch’s side recorded an emphatic 3-0 win over Chelsea at the end of August but have since lost two and drawn two. They are yet to win away from home in the league this season, picking up just one point from a possible nine. 

Palace have an excellent chance to inject some momentum into their season on Sunday. 

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Over 2.5 goals 

Leeds are not as open as they were under Marcelo Bielsa and actually boast one of the best defensive records in the league, conceding 10 goals in their opening seven games. 

However, they have conceded eight of those goals away from home and will struggle to keep a clean sheet against a lively Palace attack.  Palace, meanwhile, have recorded just one clean sheet in seven games and none at Selhurst Park. 

They may have to score at least twice if they are to come away with three points. 

Wilfried Zaha to score anytime

Wilfried Zaha has enjoyed an excellent start to the season, scoring four goals in six appearances. To put that into context, no other Palace player has scored more than once this season. 

Zaha scored twice in Palace’s win over Villa, drawing Patrick Vieira’s side level before giving them the lead on the hour mark. He also gave them the lead in draws with Liverpool and Brentford. 

Three out of Zaha’s four goals this season have come as Palace’s first goal. We’ve got him just to score here, but if you fancy enhancing the price he is excellent value to open the scoring on Sunday. 

Rodrigo to have two or more shots on target

Rodrigo scored four goals in his first three games of the season but has not scored since that win over Chelsea. 

That is not for want of trying, however. The Spaniard has attempted by far the most shots of any Leeds player, averaging 3.7 shots per game in his six appearances this season; the next-highest average is Patrick Bamford with 1.6 shots per game. 

Rodrigo has managed seven shots on target in those six appearances and should add to that tally against a Palace side that has faced an average of four shots on target per game this season.

Crystal Palace vs Leeds Bet Builder:

Crystal Palace to win 
Over 2.5 goals
Wilfried Zaha to score anytime
Rodrigo to have two or more shots on target

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