Crystal Palace vs Liverpool prediction: Crystal Palace 1-2 Liverpool
Crystal Palace will undoubtedly cause Liverpool’s defence more problems than West Ham managed to, but the Reds’ formidable front three is likely to come out tops once again.
Liverpool did the double over Palace last season, although the Eagles have proved to be something of a bogey team for the Reds in recent history.
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Crystal Palace vs Liverpool: Who will win?
Liverpool are 4/9 to win on Monday night with the home side priced at 13/2. The draw can be backed at 4/1.
Bet on over 2.5 goals at 4/7. We know all about Liverpool’s attacking threat, but Palace ended last season by scoring 13 goals in their final five matches at Selhurst Park.
Mohamed Salah is 9/4 favourite to score the opening goal of the match.
Crystal Palace vs Liverpool Premier League match preview
Crystal Palace host Liverpool at Selhurst Park on Monday night.
The match sees ex-Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson face his former side. Hodgson lasted just 31 games during a forgettable period for the Anfield club in 2011.
Both Crystal Palace and Liverpool got their seasons off to winning starts last weekend.
Liverpool started the new Premier League season exactly as they finished the last, with a 4-0 win at Anfield. Goals from Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane (2) and substitute Daniel Sturridge secured three points against West Ham.
Liverpool were utterly dominant against the Hammers, with 65% possession and a 90% pass completion rate. Jurgen Klopp’s side had 18 shots in the match, 8 of which were on target.
Goals from Jeffrey Schlupp and Wilfried Zaha helped Palace to a 2-0 away win at newboys Fulham. 20-year-old right-back Aaron Wan-Bisakka received much of the praise post-match for his performance.
Crystal Palace showed that stats aren’t everything last weekend. With 34% possession, two fewer shots and worse passing and tackling stats, the Eagles ran out 2-0 winners away to Fulham.
Last weekend’s win extends the Eagles’ unbeaten run in the Premier League to seven matches.
The first Monday Night Football of the season!
Selhurst Park hosts the first Monday Night Football of the campaign, and it should be a cracking atmosphere in south London.
Crystal Palace are on a real high having already started the season better than they did their first seven games in 2017/2018.
Throw in new contracts for Wilfried Zaha and Roy Hodgson, and you have a Crystal Palace full of momentum and with fire in their belly.
Both sides will be fully aware that they can join five teams on six points from their opening two matches.
Liverpool, who are the bookies second favourites, will be well aware that Manchester City showed their class with a 6-1 demolition of Huddersfield on Sunday.
Whilst Liverpool’s fans will also have enjoyed Manchester United’s travails at Brighton.
A convincing win here would send out a clear message that Liverpool, after their lavish summer spending, mean business this season.
Crystal Palace team news vs Liverpool
Roy Hodson is expected to make few changes, if any. One of those who could come into the side is summer signing Cheikhou Kouyate, who could replace James McArthur in midfield.
The former England manager confirmed that those who picked up knocks against Fulham are fine now.
The fitness of summer additions Jordan Ayew and Max Meyer is “coming along in leaps and bounds”, meaning the duo could feature at some stage.
Wayne Hennessey is expected to keep his place in goal but summer signing Vicente Guaita provides an alternate option.
Scott Dann is a long-term absentee while Connor Wickham and Jonathan Williams are minor doubts.
Mamadou Sakho, Christian Benteke and Martin Kelly are all in contention to face their former club.
Liverpool team news vs Crystal Palace
Jurgen Klopp has no fresh injury concerns ahead of Monday and has little reason to change things up from last week.
Summer signing Fabinho was an unused substitute against West Ham and may have to settle for a spot on the bench once more.
Dejan Lovren is expected to miss out with an abdominal problem, while Ragnar Klavan has a hamstring injury.
Joel Matip came through an hour in a behind-closed-doors friendly and could come back into contention. Daniel Sturridge, Alberto Moreno, Jordan Henderson, Adam Lallana and Xherdan Shaqiri also played in that friendly.
Alex Oxladelade-Chamberlain remains sidelined with a long-term knee injury.
Crystal Palace predicted line-up vs Liverpool
Liverpool predicted line-up vs Crystal Palace
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All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.