When Crystal Palace returned to the Premier League, few people gave them any chances of managing to avoid relegation.
Here we are, years after, and Crystal is yet again sitting just below the middle of the table, not impressing too much, but managing to steer clear of relegation each season.
That being said, can they put up a decent fight against Liverpool, one of the best teams in the division this season?
Crystal Palace vs Liverpool – 29/10/2016
Betting Odds: Crystal Palace 4.80 or 19/5 Draw 4.00 or 3/1 Liverpool 1.75 or 3/4
The reds have the best attacking record in the league, scoring 20 goals, although they don’t usually play with a classic striker. Klopp prefers people like Firmino or Sturridge up front, both playing a False Nine role. Liverpool is undefeated since their 0-2 accident against Burnley and have seen their game grow almost permanently.
They are now level with the league leaders on 20 points, and a win against Palace could see them overtake Man City and Arsenal – to the delight of their supports. And their coach, of course.
Meanwhile, Crystal Palace seems to be losing speed. They haven’t won any of their last three games and haven’t been impressive against top clubs this season. Their home form isn’t the best either, only managing one win (4-1 against Stoke).
These all seem like ingredients for yet another loss, but Crystal Palace is one of the most unpredictable teams in the league. Their games with Liverpool are usually close – looking at the last 10 games in all competitions, Crystal managed to win 5.
Crystal Palace vs Liverpool Betting Tips
That being said, history is the only thing preventing us from predicting a full away win. Even considering this, we’re going to propose an X2 bet, with the possibility of a solo away victory if you’re feeling bold.
Another great idea is to go for an over 2,5 goal bet – we’ve seen a minimum of three goals in most of the recent confrontations between the two teams. And if you’re looking for a goalscorer, we suggest Coutinho – he loves playing against clubs like Palace.