Crystal Palace vs Liverpool Betting TipsJake Cooper | 12 Oct 2016
Crystal Palace vs Liverpool | Saturday 14 February, 2015 | Selhurst Park | 17.30
Just 16 teams remain as we look ahead to another FA Cup weekend and Liverpool travel to South London to take on Crystal Palace in what looks to be the toughest draw of the fifth round.
The Reds recent form at Selhurst Park has seen them draw 3-3 with Palace, throwing away their title hopes in 2013/14, only to lose earlier this season with an uninspiring 3-1.
Liverpool will be hoping to overcome any mental blocks when they travel to Crystal Palace and focus on the game in hand.
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has previously insisted that the 2013/14 crown was not won or lost in in the fateful clash last year, but a demoralising performance in the same fixture this year showed that the Reds were clearly affected by the memory of that day.
Rodgers’ side had a rough start to the season but head into this weekend’s FA Cup clash in far more promising form, having lost just two games in 21 one matches across all competitions.
Liverpool assistant manager Colin Pascoe commented on the club’s season since the 3-1 defeat last November.
“When we lost to Palace it was a real low in the camp,” he said. “You look for a reaction and we tweaked the system and the players have responded. From that day it was a great reaction and the lads are playing attractive football.”
Liverpool are currently sitting seventh in the table while Crystal Palace remain solidly in the bottom half at thirteenth.
Alan Pardew successfully avoided a loss to his former club Newcastle earlier this week, drawing 1-1 at home to leave them five points clear of the relegation zone. He remains without Mile Jedinak (ankle) this weekend while Scott Dann is a doubt after incurring a head injury.
Rodgers may pair up Balotelli with Daniel Sturridge and move Emre Can to midfield, while Gerrard will miss out after limping out of the midweek Tottenham game with a hamstring injury.
Crystal Palace vs Liverpool Betting Tips
Liverpool are on a strong run right now and look good to take the victory at Selhurst Park. Your money’s best spent on a Reds 2-1 victory at 8/1 with Betway, while Raheem Sterling is your best bet for first goal on his return this weekend, priced at 11/2 with Paddy Power.