Liverpool v Crystal Palace Odds, Preview, and Tips
Game time & date: 20:00 BST, Monday August 15
Location: Anfield, Liverpool
Last result between the two: Palace 1-3 Liverpool, Premier League, January 2022
Broadcast: Sky Sports Main Event & Premier League
Liverpool will be glad of a return to Anfield, where they have won 13 of their past 14 Premier League games, after they stumbled to a shock 2-2 draw at newly promoted Fulham on the opening weekend.
Crystal Palace will also be hoping for a better result this time out after losing 2-0 at Arsenal last Friday, but the fact the Eagles have lost 11 times in a row to the Reds suggests they face a tough trip to Anfield.
Liverpool to bounce back from Fulham draw
Darwin Nunez impressed on his Premier League debut at Craven Cottage but Jurgen Klopp was left baffled by his side’s poor defensive performance, with Aleksandar Mitrovic exposing their weaknesses.
Nunez will surely be handed a start at the expense of Roberto Firmino having produced the equalising goal with a clever flick, then helping to set up Mohamed Salah, but Klopp needs to find a way to replace the injured Thiago. The midfielder has joined Curtis Jones, Naby Keita, and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in the treatment room and the evergreen James Milner may be required to step in at the age of 36.
The Reds usually make light work of Palace, winning this fixture by two or more goals five times in a row in the league. They should bounce back in style from last week’s disappointment and the handicap markets offer a way to find more value on a home win for the last game of the weekend. Liverpool -2, meaning they must win by three or more goals, can be found at an enticing price of 6/4 with Bet365.
Palace are among Salah’s favourite opponents. He has scored seven goals against the Eagles, also providing six assists in this fixture, so the Egyptian superstar seems primed for another star showing. Salah to score first in a Liverpool win is priced up at a tempting 3/1 by Bet365 for Monday night’s game.
Palace poor record at Anfield to continue
Palace were well beaten by Arsenal in the season opener and a dire head-to-head record against the Reds does not suggest they will get a better result this time out. While Eagles fans will remember their stunning comeback that dented the Reds’ title hopes at the end of the 2014-15 season, recent years have seen Liverpool dominate this game. Palace have not scored on their past three visits to Anfield, while conceding 13 times on their last four trips to Liverpool suggests they are in for a tough test here.
Patrick Vieira was lauded for his work at Selhurst Park last season but Palace will badly miss their loan star Conor Gallagher and they look short of goals. Liverpool to win to nil, as they have three times in a row in this fixture at home in the Premier League, stands out at a price of 5/6 with Bet365.
Liverpool v Crystal Palace odds & predictions:
It is impossible to look beyond the Reds in the Liverpool v Crystal Palace betting odds to win but their short price means it is necessary to get a little creative to find a bet. Liverpool to win to nil is a decent start at 5/6 with Bet365, while the 6/4 on Liverpool -2 on the handicap market is another good option.
Those looking for an even larger price might be tempted into the 16/1 for Liverpool to win 3-0, the same score as this game last term, with Salah to score first. He has netted seven league goals against Palace.
Author: Jamie Smith