Author: Andrew Younger
2016/17 Premier League
Published: 10:58 17/11/2014
Two teams suffering a bad run of form meet at Selhurst Park as Crystal Palace welcome Liverpool. Both sides will consider themselves as being well behind where they believe they should be, with Crystal Palace only out of the relegation zone on goals difference, while Liverpool are languishing in the bottom half of the table as they struggle to recapture their form of last season.
The bookies are already writing off Liverpool's chances of being in the top 4 this seaosn and if they are to put that rght they need to start piccking up wins soon.
Who Will Win?
As both sides have only won once in their last six games, picking a winner for this game is pretty tough work. Crystal Palace have won just once at Selhurst Park all season when they beat Leicester 2-0 back in September. Liverpool’s away record doesn’t read much better though, with Brendan Rodgers’ side losing five times on the road already this season. It is therefore difficult to justify Liverpool’s tag as 5/6 favourites with Paddy Power. Equally though, Palace’s odds of 15/4 with 888Sport may seem to represent decent value with the Eagles playing at home, however it would take a brave punter to back them given their ailing form.
A draw in this game at 11/4 with William Hill seems to be the value pick in the winner market, with a cagey affair between two teams who are out of sorts expected.
Will There Be Goals?
Although results have been hard to come by for both teams, goals in their games have not. Both teams have scored 14 goals in their 11 games, but have also conceded a lot of goals too, Liverpool have conceded 15 goals while Palace have shipped 20. There has been over 2.5 goals in 3 of Palace’s last 4 games and in 3 of Liverpool’s last five. Back over 2.5 goals in this game at 20/21 with BetVictor.
With both teams shipping goals as well as scoring them, backing both teams to score at 4/5 with Bet365 may also prove rather lucrative. Both teams have score in 8 of Crystal Palace’s 13 games this season, while 10 of Liverpools 17 games have saw both teams score.
Who Will Score?
With misfiring striker Mario Balotelli injured on international duty, Brendan Rodgers may have to throw Daniel Sturridge in at the deep end by starting him on Sunday. Liverpool have missed Sturridge while he’s been injured and his return could spark an upturn in the clubs form. Sturridge is 13/8 to score anytime with Betfair.