The Premier League will be in the spotlight over the weekend with Crystal Palace hosting Liverpool on Sunday at Selhurst Park Stadium. The previous meeting between the two teams in the last season ended up in a draw with both teams unable to score. With the new season and new objectives in mind, both teams would like to dominate the Sunday fixture.
Crystal Palace is currently struggling at the 14th spot in the point table with only 4 wins and 16 points. The top bookmakers in India have amazing odds with them for football.
Liverpool had a good start to the new season and currently, they are at the 2nd spot in the point table with 10 wins and 34 points.
In the last 5 fixtures, Liverpool has scored a goal in the first half 4 times.
The betting tip is...
Liverpool to score a goal in the first half
The Eagles witnessed a disappointing defeat at home in the previous fixture against Bournemouth by 0-2. Even with possession of 60%, Crystal Palace failed to dominate the game and their defence was never at the top of their performance.
With an average possession of 43.56% in the current season, Crystal Palace has 11.88 shots out of which 4.13 shots were on target. Odsonne Édouard is the highest scorer for the club with 7 goals but has no assists on his name. Jean Mateta also has 3 goals and 3 assists on his name.
With 5 clean sheets in the current season, the Eagles' defense is strong but if we look at the recent fixtures, they look lost and have conceded goals against Luton Town, Bournemouth, and Everton.
Cheick Doucoure (Achilles), Rob Holding (ankle), Dean Henderson and Jesurun Rak-Sakyi (both thighs) are sidelined due to their respective injuries.
Predicted Lineup: Johnstone, Ward, Andersen, Guehi, Mitchell, Lerma, Hughes, Schlupp, Olise, Edouard, Ayew
The Reds are having a positive season this year. They will be travelling to Selhurst Park Stadium after scoring an away win over Sheffield United in the previous fixture by 0-2. Liverpool was in control of the game from the beginning and displayed a possession of 76%.
Overall, Liverpool has an average possession of 60.1% in the current season with 18.81 shots out of which 6.62 shots were on target. Mohamed Salah has regained his momentum and has scored 13 goals and has 6 assists on his name. Darwin Nunez is also performing at his best with 7 goals and 5 assists. Liverpool’s attack has been in top-class form as they have scored goals in 100% of their fixtures.
With 4 clean sheets in the league and an average of 1 goal conceded per match, Liverpool’s defence has been inconsistent. Klopp needs to come up with some major changes to put things right up at the back.
Alisson Becker (thigh), Diogo Jota (muscle), Andrew Robertson (shoulder), Thiago Alcantara (hip) and Stefan Bajcetic (calf) are still recovering from their respective injuries.
Predicted Lineup: Kelleher, Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Gomez, Szoboszlai, Mac Allister, Jones, Salah, Gakpo, Diaz
The hosts have struggled with their defence in recent times and the ferocious attack of the Reds will get the benefit of the same.
Liverpool has been in brilliant form with good control over the ball and higher possession stats. We predict that the visitors will be dominating the game and will score a win.