Crystal Palace vs Liverpool

Liverpool come into this game against Crystal Palace sitting jointly along with Man City and Arsenal with 20 points at the top of the table, and will look at this fixture against Crystal Palace in order to try and get a lead in the table. Liverpool have been in great scoring form coming into his encounter netting 20 goals in the 9 encounters that they have played in so far. In fact, barring a drab 0-0 against Manchester United; they have scored 2 goals and won those games in 7 games on the trot. The attacking front 4 of Mane, Firmino, Coutinho and Wjanldum has done the trick for them. Their games have seen full entertainment with Liverpool winning and at least 3 goals being scored in 9 out of 12 matches played so far for the Reds team. Additionally their defense has been shaky in many games, so that has seen 2-1 scoreline come across in a lot of matches, in fact 4 times this season and 3 times in their last 4 games. Liverpool have conceded goals in 8 out of the 9 games played so far this season.

Crystal Palace had a mini-resurgence of form after signing up Christian Benteke as their striker up front along with width from Zaha and Townsend, but in recent weeks they have struggled to put up positive results. Palace have struggled away from home losing in recent weeks against Leicester, West Ham, Southampton over the last 5 weeks. Palace in fact will feel confident coming to this game as they beat Liverpool with 2-1 victories in 2 out of their last 3 matches; and this side looks much more stronger going up front. Defensively, however is where the concern is for Palace especially against a strong counter-attacking Liverpool side.

Liverpool look a constant threat up front, even while they played a rotated squad against Tottenham in mid-week; and I expect them to smash a few goals past Crystal Palace today. I am backing Liverpool/Over 2.5 match goals against Palace which covers an insurance incase Liverpool hit 3 goals or even if Palace finds a goal.

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