Author: Tony MacDonald
2016/17 Premier League
Published: 14:15 15/05/2015
Liverpool play host to Crystal Palace at Anfield on Saturday 16th May, find out how the football betting offers at William Hill can benefit your Liverpool v Crystal Palace bets.
One more win will guarantee European football at Anfield next term, but the Reds will begin next season without long-serving captain Steven Gerrard who is set to participate in his final Premier League home game for the club on Saturday. Gerrard has won the Champions League, Uefa Cup, two FA Cups and three League Cups in his 17-season stint at Liverpool, but there will be no time to be sentimental with 3 precious points up for grabs. The Merseysiders got back to winning ways against QPR before putting in a spirited display away to Chelsea last week and need to keep that momentum going to ensure that they qualify for the Europa League.
Crystal Palace's form has nose-dived since they became safe from relegation and they head to Anfield looking to avoid a fifth consecutive defeat. The Eagles lost 1-2 at home to Manchester United last week and it certainly appears that Alan Pardew's side have taken their foot off tha gas since he declared that it was 'Job done' in the wake of the 1-4 victory over Sunderland, that guaranteed Palace another season in the top-flight.
Saturday's match will be shown live on Sky Sports 1 at and will be eagerly watched by both casual and professional gamblers looking to make a profit on the game. One way that you can increase your chances of winning long term, is to take advantage of the free bet offers available at William Hill, to add a level of protection to your Liverpool v Crystal Palace bets.
Bore Draw Insurance
There tends to be goals when these sides face eachother, with no 0-0 since they played out a dull 90 minutes in 1994, 10 meetings ago. Still, Crystal Palace had failed to score in 3 consecutive games until Jaason Puncheon's consolation goal against Man Utd last time out and both sides have each contested 4 bore-draws in the Premier league this season.
If the game does finish 0-0 and ruin your bet, William Hill will refund all losing Correct Score and Double Result(HT/FT) bets on the match as a Free Bet equal to your stake, capped at a maximum of £50.
Goalscorer 2nd Chance
Steven Gerrard will naturally be a popular First Goalscorer selection given the occasion, but he is also Liverpool's top goalscorer with 8 goals, including 2 in each of his last 2 games.
Mario Balotelli remains stuck on 1 goal, so punters will be keen to avoid the enigmatic Italian in favour of Raheem Sterling or Philippe Coutinho as alternatives to the Liverpool skipper, while Jordan Henderson's 6 goals from midfield enhance his appeal in this market.
The goals have dried up for the vistitors, though Glenn Murray had been scoring for fun before the Eagles form dipped and anyone fancying Palace to draw first blood will no doubt be backing the club's leading scorer.
Yannick Bolasie scoread a hat-trick in Crystal Palace's last win, but Jason Puncheon may be preferred after his goal against Man Utd and Mile Jedinak's penalty duties see the Australian preferred to the likes of Wilfried Zaha and James McArthur.
Whoever you plump for in the First Goalscorer market, use William Hill for the added protection of a free bet refund, should your losing selection then go on to score the second goal of the game. Goalscorer 2nd Chance entitles qualifying customers to a free bet refund of up to £50.
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