Crystal Palace vs Liverpool Betting TipsJake Cooper | 12 Oct 2016
Crystal Palace vs Liverpool | Sunday 23 November, 2014 | Selhurst Park | 13:30
Liverpool return to the place it all went wrong for them at the end of last season when they take on Crystal Palace this Sunday.
It was at Selhurst Park last May when Liverpool’s title hopes finally came crashing down as the Eagles came from three goals down to record an extraordinary 3-3 tie.
With Luis Suarez, who scored 31 goals for the Reds, now sold to Barcelona and his goal scoring partner Daniel Sturridge (21 goals) injured since August, the Reds have barely resembled their former selves this season. Just two wins in their last eight league outings sees Liverpool languishing in 11th place on the table – one of their worst starts to a season ever.
Making matters worse, a visit to the team who score most of their goals from set plays is potentially disastrous for Liverpool who are statistically the worst side in the league at defending them.
Crystal Palace will be feeling far from confident however regarding their own chances on Sunday. Having ended last season on a high, the Eagles’ new season began well as Neil Warnock returned for a second spell as manager, winning games against Everton and Leicester in a four-game undefeated run.
Since then Palace’s form dropped and the side have fallen down to 17th in the table. Although defeats to Man United and Chelsea were far from unexpected, Warnock’s men worringly struggled to take more than a point away from ties with Hull, Sunderland and West Brom.
Warnock’s wish for a fresh start after the international break could be realised with news that Sturridge will be benched for a further six weeks due to another thigh injury.
Brendan Rodgers will also be without Jon Flanagan and both Mamadou Sakho and Jose Enrique are doubtful for the game. The Liverpool boss will be relieved that Mario Balotelli is set to be available despite withdrawing from Italy’s international clashes over the break with a groin injury.
Warnock will be without James McArthur and Kevin Doyle who both missed Scotland’s clash with Republic of Ireland due to injuries, but will welcome the return of Mile Jedinak who missed his team’s last time out through suspension.
Crystal Palace vs Liverpool Betting Tips
Liverpool are favourites to win at 3/4 but considering they haven’t had a win at Selhurst Park in five visits Crystal Palace looks attractive at 7/2 to win at Betway.
Better odds on the Liverpool victory can be found in the correct score market, with a 1-0 win for the Reds priced at 13/2 at Paddy Power.