Leicester are at the foot of the Barclays Premier League with two wins from their eleven home games and have been in this postion since defeat to QPR last year.
Following a run of three matches unbeaten in the league, Pearson's men have suffered successive defeats against Stoke City and Manchester United, leaving them three points off safety at the bottom of the table. This weekend they face a side in Palace who have won four of their last five games under new boss Alan Pardew.
The Foxes leading goal scorer this campaign has been Leonardo Ulloa, who has seven league goals to his name.
Manager Nigel Pearson has made it clear this week of the importance of keeping minds on the immediate job in hand. "We need to try and keep a lid on how expectations and perceptions change. We still have catching up to do, we need to try and stay in contact. The pressure is always on us to improve those results."
Leicester City : Deadline day signing Robert Huth serves the final match of his suspension but they do have Riyad Mahrez back from international duty. Two doubts for the Leicester boss are goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel, with a foot injury, and striker Chris Wood has an ankle injury.
Crystal Palace: Mile Jedinak has now returned from the Asian Cup tournament but misses out with an ankle injury and Yannick Bolasie is still away on international duty. Marouane Chamakh received a broken nose against Everton last weekend and a late decision will be made on his availability.
Referee: Lee Mason
Assistants: D. England & S Bennett
Fourth Official: P Bankes
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LAST MEETING AT THE KING POWER STADIUM
27th October 2012
Leicester City 1-2 Crystal Palace
A goal apiece from Crystal Palace's centre-backs ensured the Eagles' picked up their first ever win at the King Power Stadium and extend their unbeaten run to 10 games as they moved to third in the Championship table.
Lennie Lawrence and Curtis Fleming were once again at the helm and first-half goals from Damien Delaney and Peter Ramage ensured a positive end to a tumultuous week at Selhurst Park, despite a late consolation for the Foxes through Andy King.
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Leicester to win: 5/4
Crystal Palace to win: 11/5
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