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Crystal Palace vs. Liverpool Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
21 November 2019
Saturday 23 November
Selhurst Park – Premier League
Liverpool travel to Crystal Palace on Saturday, looking to extend their lead at the top of the Premier League. The Eagles won’t roll over, but the Reds are likely to be too strong.
Crystal Palace and Liverpool put on a thrilling display last time they met, in a match that saw seven goals and a red card for James Milner. The Reds came out on top on the day, despite Max Meyer scoring in the 94th minute.
Wilfred Zaha should be fit to start, despite an injury scare before the international break. Joel Ward however, is set for a spell on the sidelines, meaning youth academy player Sam Woods in the absent of a back-up senior right-back.
Mohammed Salah and Andy Robertson are both injury doubts for Saturday’s game, with Jurgen Klopp also potentially having to do without Joe Gomez, who missed England’s final qualifier on Sunday. With the Reds short of full-backs as it is, this could be a real blow for the league leaders.
Crystal Palace vs. Liverpool Preview and Predictions
Crystal Palace are well placed going into this weekend’s game, although will need to come up with something special to avoid a third straight defeat. Their opponents, Liverpool are in top form, and despite potentially missing a few key players, will be keen to get back following the international break.
Jurgen Klopp’s side may have thrown away a hefty lead in the league last winter, but are unlikely to do so again, sitting 9 points above Champions Manchester City, and with little sign of slowing down. The only small reason for concern for the league leaders is their slightly reduced goal scoring form, with Mohamed Salah suffering a dip, by his standards, in form.
However, Liverpool have a host of attacking players available to unlock Crystal Palace on Saturday, with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain looking a real threat in recent weeks. The Eagles may draw some solace from their defensive form this season, which has looked far more solid under the centre-back partnership of James Tompkins and Gary Cahill.
Roy Hodgson has managed to find a balance for his side, that performs particularly well agaist sides that dominate possession. The hosts will likely drop deep on Satuday, allowing Liverpool to push on, and allowing space for Wilfred Zaha to attack the space behind the full-backs. Hodgson will be hoping that the Ivorian rediscovers his scoring touch in time for this week-end’s game.
Despite looking like somewhat of a mismatch going into this weekend’s game, Palace have shown on more than one occasion this season that their brand of football can hurt the big sides. With international football possibly taking its toll, Klopp will have to get his side playing back at their best quickly to avoid casting any doubts.
Over 2.5 goals scored at 0.65
If last season’s game is anything to go by, this fixture could see plenty of goals.
Sadio Mane to score anything at 3.5
The winger has been at his very best this season, and will be playing up against an inexpereinced right-back.