Tom Rodgers (@tom11rodgers) previews Crystal Palace v Liverpool and provides us with his best bets for Monday evening's Premier League fixture by analysing team news, potential line-ups, head-to-head, key stats and facts and more.
Crystal Palace v Liverpool Betting Preview, Odds & Tips
Crystal Palace come into this game off the back of a 2-0 win over newly promoted Fulham with a goal coming from Wilfried Zaha who has just signed a 5 year extension with the club. The 5 year extension of Zaha will come as a massive relief to Palace fans as it should fight off the interest from potential suitors such as Tottenham.
Liverpool come into this after a resounding 4-0 win over West Ham with a brace from Sadio Mane and also a goal from Mo Salah who Liverpool will be hoping can produce the same form as last season as Liverpool will be looking to run Manchester City close for the title this season. Liverpool will hope that the addition of Alisson in goal will prove to be the final piece of the puzzle to challenge for the title and maybe snatch it away from Manchester City.
Crystal Palace will be without new boy Max Meyer due to injury but will be hoping that Kouyate will be fit to play.
Liverpool will most likely go with the same team that demolished West Ham last Sunday which means Fabinho will have to wait for his first start in Liverpool shirt. Jordan Henderson should be in contention to start.
Potential Crystal Palace Starting XI: Hennessey, Wan-Bissaka, Tomkins, Sakho, Van Aanholt, Townsend, Milivojevic, Kouyate, Schlupp, Benteke, Zaha
Potential Liverpool starting XI: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Van Dijk, Gomez, Robertson, Wijnaldum, Henderson, Keita, Salah, Firmino, Mane
Head To Head
Crystal Palace and Liverpool have met 50 times with 25 Liverpool wins, 14 Crystal Palace wins and 11 draws. In this time Liverpool have scored 96 times and Palace have scored 51 times.
Key Stats & Facts
- Liverpool have won 4 out of the past 5 meetings.
- Liverpool have scored 10 goals in these last 5 games average 2 goals a game.
- Crystal Palace have scored 5 goals in last 5 meetings average a goal a game.
- Crystal Palace 11/2
- Draw 18/5
- Liverpool 4/9
I expect this will be a high scoring encounter ending in a Liverpool win. With both teams having good records for scoring in this game I’m going for a Liverpool win and both teams to score. Sadio Mane grabbed 2 goals last week and I'm backing him to score again here.