Liverpool vs. Crystal Palace: Premier League – Match Preview

Liverpool will look to strengthen their top four spot when they host Crystal Palace on Sunday.

Liverpool’s good form continued last time out as they edged past West Brom at the Hawthorns.

Roberto Firmino’s header on the stroke of half-time was the difference, as the Reds cemented third place.

Crystal Palace recovered from a two goal down to draw with the Premier League champions Leicester City.

Goals from Yohan Cabaye and Christian Benteke secured what could turn out to be a vital point for Palace.

Enhanced match odds

Liverpool to beat Crystal Palace: 6/1 with Betfair*

Liverpool to beat Crystal Palace: 6/1 with Paddy Power*

Premier League form: Liverpool W3 D2 L0; Crystal Palace W3 D1 L1
Premier League top scorers
Liverpool – Sadio Mane 13 goals
Crystal Palace – Christian Benteke 12 goals

Match history
Palace have a good recent record at Anfield and have won on their last two trips to the ground!

The meeting between the pair earlier in the season saw Liverpool secure an entertaining 4-2 victory.

Last five Premier League meetings
Crystal Palace 2 Liverpool 4 – 29/10/16
Crystal Palace 1 Liverpool 2 – 06/03/16
Liverpool 1 Crystal Palace 2 – 08/11/15
Liverpool 1 Crystal Palace 3 – 16/05/15
Crystal Palace 3 Liverpool 1 – 23/11/14

Liverpool & Over 2.5 goals – 6/5 with Paddy Power

Team news
Liverpool are likely to be without Joel Matip and Ragnar Klavan, meaning Joe Gomez could start in central defence.

Adam Lallana, Jordan Henderson and Sadio Mane remain out for the hosts.

Palace will be without key defender Mamadou Sakho who is ineligible to face his parent club.

James Tomkins and Patrick van Aanholt are both set to return though for the visitors.

Expected starting XI’s
Liverpool (4-3-3): Mignolet; Clyne, Lovren, Gomez, Milner; Wijnaldum, Lucas, Can; Firmino, Origi, Coutinho
Crystal Palace (4-5-1): Hennessey; Ward, Kelly, Tomkins, Van Aanholt; Zaha, Cabaye, Puncheon, Milivojevic, Townsend; Benteke

Predictions

Result: Liverpool (6/1 with Paddy Power)*

Correct Score: 2-1 (9/1 with Sky Bet)

Anytime Goalscorer: Divock Origi (7/5 with 888 Sport)

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