Crystal Palace will welcome Premier League leaders Liverpool to Selhurst Park on Saturday afternoon at 3.30pm. Liverpool as we all know are in fine form under Jurgen Klopp and are title favourites. Firstly, we have a preview, followed by teams and betting. Palace v Liverpool has thrown up some games in the past.
Crystal Palace need a win here to stop the dominance Liverpool have had over them since 2017. They will make it difficult for Liverpool no doubt. Incidentally, Palace currently sit in 12th place in the table and have scored just 10 goals in 12 games. They have managed to concede 16. An improvement in both areas will be needed if they are to overcome Liverpool here.
Jurgen Klopp’s side are in fine form. They beat Manchester City 3-1 before the international break in a dominant performance at Anfield. Moreover, They sit 8 points ahead at present and if Man City slip up on Saturday evening this could be extended. Crystal Palace v Liverpool promises to be a good game if the 4-3 game last season is anything to by !
Teams News/Probable Teams
Teams will announced closer to kick off by the respective managers.
Crystal Palace have some injury concerns coming into the game with Mamadou Sakho and Conor Wickham out injured. It is expected that Roy Hodgson will welcome back Wilfred Zaha though who has been sidelined with a foot injury.
Probable Team: Hennessey; Kelly, Tomkins, Cahill, Van Aanholt; Townsend, McArthur, Milivojevic, McCarthy, Zaha; Ayew.
Egyptian international Mo Salah is expected to miss this game as is Andy Robertson. Furthermore, Liverpool have players like James Milner and Divock Origi who can replace them. However, Jordan Henderson and Joe Gomez are also rated doubtful for this game.
Probable Team: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Lovren, Van Dijk, Milner; Oxlade-Chamberlain, Fabinho, Wijnaldum; Mane, Firmino, Origi.
Crystal Palace have a poor record over the last 4 games against Liverpool. They have failed to win any of the last four. They are understandably underdogs at 6/1. Jurgen Klopp’s side are favourites at 2/5 and the draw is 7/2. In my opinion, Sadio Mane to score first looks a great bet at odds of 7/2.
Finally, Crystal Palace v Liverpool is live on Sky Sports.