Crystal Palace vs Liverpool: Premier League 2019/20 preview

Crystal Palace vs Liverpool: Premier League 2019/20 preview





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Crystal Palace and Liverpool meet at Selhurst Park this Saturday with Jurgen Klopp‘s Reds flying high at the top of the Premier League table.

Liverpool crushed champions Manchester City 3-1 at Anfield to head into the international break eight points clear at the top of the table, and well on course to lifting their first League title since 1989.

It feels like Liverpool can do no wrong at the moment… but Selhurst has been an unhappy hunting ground in the past, with the Reds’ 2014 title hopes coming undone in the infamous 3-3 ‘Crystanbul‘ draw.

Roy Hodgson‘s Palace will hope that result will be playing on the minds of Klopp’s players given their huge lead at the top of the table – but Liverpool have proven time and again this season that they are, as Klopp says, ‘mentality giants’.

Luis Suarez in tears after ‘Crystanbul’ (Getty Images)

Premier League preview

Crystal Palace vs Liverpool

Venue:
Selhurst Park
Kick-off time: 3pm GMT, Saturday November 23

Prediction

Crystal Palace 1-2 Liverpool

The Eagles have enjoyed a solid start to the season, with some of the gloss taken off only by virtue of having played Man City, Arsenal, Leicester City and Chelsea in their last four games.

Palace have been miserly at home, conceding just five goals… but the problem is that they have only scored four themselves. This match should be a tight affair, and expect a late goal from the visitors to decide it.

 

Betting tips and odds via Betfair Exchange

  • Palace to win: 13/2
  • Draw: 4/1
  • Liverpool to win: 40/85

Correct score

Scoreline Palace win Liverpool win Draw
1-0 19/1 13/2 0-0 (14/1)
2-0 35/1 6/1 1-1 (15/2)
2-1 19/1 13/2 2-2 (14/1)
3-0 100/1 9/1

 

Odds provided by Betfair. Click here to place a bet. Odds correct as of November 18.

Tickets

Home and away tickets are both currently sold out.

Team news (after the international break)

Crystal Palace

Wilfried Zaha is currently dealing with a painful foot injury, and Hodgson will hope his star forward is fit to return for this match.

The only other doubt for the Eagles is Joel Ward, who is suffering from a groin problem.

Liverpool

Klopp faces an anxious wait to see if the ankle injury Mohamed Salah suffered a recurrence of against Man City settles down during the international break.

Xherdan Shaqiri is expected back after the break, while Andy Robertson has valuable time to recover from an ankle problem.

Joel Matip may be back in action as well, but Nathaniel Clyne remains a long-term absentee. Jordan Henderson pulled out of England’s game in Kosovo on Sunday with a virus, but should have enough time to recover.

Predicted lineups

Palace: Guaita; Ward, Tomkins, Cahill, Van Aanholt; Townsend, Kouyate, Milivojevic, McArthur, Zaha; Ayew

Liverpool: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Lovren, Van Dijk, Robertson; Keita, Fabinho, Wijnaldum; Origi, Firmino, Mane

TV channel and live stream information

20191110 SOCCER Liverpool

The match will not be televised live in the UK due to TV blackout rules regarding 3pm kick-offs.

You can follow all the action with Standard Sport’s LIVE match blog from Selhurst with David Lynch.

Head to head (H2H) results history

Liverpool dominate this fixture with 29 wins to Palace’s 14, along with 11 draws.

The Reds have won the last four League meetings, including a 2-0 victory at Selhurst last August and a thrilling 4-3 encounter at Anfield this January.

However, Palace and Liverpool fans will both vividly remember the infamous 3-3 ‘Crystanbul’ draw back in May 2014: the Eagles battled back from 3-0 down with 11 minutes left to seal a draw which left Luis Suarez in tears and hit Liverpool’s title hopes.