Crystal Palace vs Liverpool Prediction, Betting Tips and Match Preview. Check the match preview, betting tips, useful info and football predictions for the match between Crystal Palace vs Liverpool in Premier League.
Crystal Palace vs Liverpool Match Preview
Liverpool will look to put pressure on second-placed Manchester United with a trip to Selhurst Park, where the hosts will be eager for points to ease the relegation crisis. This Crystal Palace vs Liverpool game will be played on Saturday, March 31, so check out our Crystal Palace vs Liverpool prediction and betting tips.
Crystal Palace endured a pathetic start to their season by losing their first seven Premier League games and looking every bit a relegation candidate. But, Roy Hodgson turned things around and kept them in the safety zone for long. However, a winless run of seven games from late January (D2, L5) puts further doubts on their ability to beat the drop. A crucial win over Huddersfield just before the international break broke their four-game losing streak and breathed new life into their campaign. The hosts are two points ahead of the relegation zone in 16th place, ahead of this Crystal Palace vs Liverpool game. Having played a game more than two of the teams below, Palace know that they can ill afford dropping points. But, they lost their last two home games and will be jittery considering Liverpool’s blistering form.
The Reds have had a successful season so far and are one of the most attractive sides to watch, after Manchester City. Ahead of this Crystal Palace vs Liverpool match, the visitors find themselves third in the table with 63 points. A win in this game will vault them into second place, ahead of United’s weekend fixture. However, Jurgen Klopp’s men will be wary of the threat posed by Tottenham Hotspur, who are two points and a place behind, having played a game lesser. Dropping points will mean more pressure on their third spot and Liverpool will try not to get into that tight space. Their away form has been iffy and have lost on two of their last four trips (W2, L2).
Crystal Palace vs Liverpool H2H
Both these sides have had some close encounters in the recent past with Liverpool winning four and losing three of the last seven matches. Five of these encounters have seen three or more goals!
Crystal Palace vs Liverpool Team News
Alexander Sorloth and Joel Ward are injury doubts for the hosts while Jeffrey Schlupp hobbled off before the international break and could be a doubt as well.
Joseph Gomez is out of contention for Liverpool while Emre Can, Dejan Lovren, and Andrew Robertson remain injury doubts.
Crystal Palace vs Liverpool Probable Line-ups
Crystal Palace: Hennessey (GK), Wan-Bissaka, Tomkins, Sakho, Aanholt, Townsend, Milivojevic, Cabaye, Loftus-Cheek, Benteke, Zaha.
Liverpool: Karius (GK), Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson, Chamberlain, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Salah, Firmino, Mane.
Crystal Palace vs Liverpool Prediction
Since their 3-1 in the Premier League over Liverpool, Palace have lost each of their last three home encounters against the Reds in all competitions. With Mohamed Salah in such imperious form, there is no way that Liverpool will feel out of contention. He has scored in 20 of the 30 league games he has played so far and is one short of equalling the record. We are backing a visitor win and a goal for Salah.