English Premier League
Kick Off: Saturday, 19 January at 8.30 PM IST
Free ESPN Premier League Picks Crystal Palace vs Liverpool
Last week’s win against Brighton could prove to be the game that won Liverpool the Premier League Title. But that does not end there The Reds host Roy Hodgson’s Crystal Palace at Anfield on Saturday, they would want to continue with their winning momentum and maintain the lead at the top. In recent times Liverpool have had the better of The Eagles winning three in a row in all competitions. Although, Cyrstal Palace would be confident going into the game considering their record at Anfield – having won three of their last four premier league matches. Liverpool have a 4 point lead at the top and Crystal Palace are currently sitting on 14th. A defeat here for the host and a win for City would mean only a point separating both the sides. Meanwhile, a victory here for Crystal Palace would make them safe from entering just above the relegation zone.
Liverpool’s crisis at the back came to a halt after their game against Brighton when Jurgen Klopp added Matip on the bench meaning he could be ready for the next match. Trent Alexander Arnold, Dejan Lovren and Joe Gomez are all on the sidelines. In midfield, Wijnaldum has been a really good this season for Liverpool and could maintain his place in the side alongside Fabinho who was impressive at the back. James Milner could be preferred to play in as Right bank knowing The Reds defensive worries after injuries. The front trio for Liverpool have started to find their feet which was not the case early on in the season. Liverpool have been the best side in recent years in the Premier League as far as fair play is concerned, but Klopp’s side did use different tactics in their previous match. Expect them to close tricky games down as they did against Brighton. This game by no means is going to be easy for Liverpool, Crystal Palace have the pace to trouble their defence on the counter.
Crystal Palace have been good traveling away this season. The Eagles win over Manchester City was exceptional and they would need a similar sort of performance against Liverpool. The pressure will be on Liverpool and Palace need to seize the opportunity in the early half of the game or defend well without conceding a goal in the first half. Hudgson, a Former Liverpool manager, has Goalkeeping problems which could prove to be the deciding the factor in the match. The big positive for Palace is Christain Benteke’s return from injury – who scored against his former side Liverpool last time Palace visited Anfield and that was also the last time The Reds were defeated at home in April 2017.
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Liverpool are unbeaten in their last 31 Premier League home games
Liverpool haven’t conceded more than one goal in any of their last 16 premier league home games
Crystal Palace are looking to win three consecutive away Premier League games
Liverpool’s Sadio Mane has scored in his last three Premier League games against Crystal Palace
Liverpool’s Mo Salah is currently two goals away from 50 goals in the Premier League
Free ESPN Premier League Picks Liverpool vs Crystal Palace
This match is unpredictable looking at the stats. But I would expect Liverpool to overcome the hurdle in front of their home crowd. Klopp’s weakness last year was his defence now that it’s more than stable – it becomes more tough for teams traveling to Anfield. Having said that they face a team who were the last team to defeat them at their home.
Match Predictions: Liverpool 2 – 0 Crystal Palace