Crystal Palace vs Liverpool | Premier League – Matchweek 2 of 38 Betting Preview and Tips
Crystal Palace vs Liverpool – Mon 20th August, 20:00, Selhurst Park, Ref: Michael Oliver
Oh, Monday night football. To be perfectly honest we haven’t exactly missed you (pain for fans to travel on a weekday) but, its nice for the football fans in general. Liverpool fans may remember the last time these two met on a certain Monday night back in May 2014… Perhaps the night Palace killed Liverpool’s title hopes after scoring three goals in the final 11 minutes to draw the game 3-3.
But, fast forward four years and Liverpool will be looking to build of their dominating performance against West Ham. The Hammers made it all too easy for Liverpool’s devastating attacking three by setting up the way they did. Playing a high line, ball watching and static defending all contributed to them being carved open with ease all game long.
Palace also had a good start to their campaign with a great win on the road against Fulham. The game was rather even for chances with Fulham even dominating possession. But, Palace proved a lot more clinical at the end with a roof of the net breaking effort from Jeffrey Schlupp. Then, Zaha went on a bursting run through the defence and around the keeper to slot home their second and seal the victory.
Crystal Palace has a solid squad and has won their last three PL matches at Selhurst Park. Zaha needs just one more goal to become Palace’s all-time highest PL goalscorer and it could happen against a Liverpool side that conceded away from home often last season.
Liverpool conceded in 14 of their 19 away matches last season and are facing a pretty solid scoring side in Palace. They are on a six-game winning streak (pre-season included) and come from scoring 29 goals at home after Hodgson took over. Scoring ten of those goals in their last three home matches of the season.
Palace are in fine form, but we expect Liverpool’s prolific forwards to simply outscore their opponents so BTTS match result for Liverpool at 9/5 with Betway.
Sadio Mane is also in terrific scoring form and loves a goal against Palace. He has scored five goals in seven PL appearances. Anytime goalscorer odds of 15/8 with Betfred.
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