Liverpool vs Crystal Palace betting tips and predictions ahead of this Premier League game, kicking off at 4.30pm on Sunday, 23rd April 2017. See our betting preview below.
Can Liverpool continue their push for the top four in a weekend which sees many of their rivals switching focus? With four of the top six in the FA Cup semis, there’s a chance for the Reds to strengthen their position. However, they’re facing off against an in-form Palace side.
A few weeks ago, Crystal Palace were in relegation danger with an incredibly tricky run in. However, some big scalps have lifted them seven points clear of the drop, and just one more victory will confirm their place in the top flight. With six games left to play, why wouldn’t they take a risk and go all out to claim three points at Anfield? After all, they’ve won at Chelsea and hammered Arsenal in recent games.
Palace also head to Anfield with a strong recent record, winning in their last two visits. The Eagles have claimed the points away to Liverpool in three of their last five trips, so they have to pose a threat here. The visitors have scored in their last seven, while they average 1.5 goals per game on the road. We can’t see the Reds failing to score in this game, so we’re backing both teams to score at 5/6 with Betfair in our first Liverpool vs Crystal Palace betting tip.
Given Palace’s recent record and history at Anfield, we can see them taking something from this game. Liverpool are without Joel Matip, who has been the foundation of their defence this term. Having narrowly won their last two without impressing, we see the hosts coming unstuck against Sam Allardyce. We’re backing the visitors on the double chance market for our second Liverpool vs Crystal Palace prediction, which is priced at 17/10 with 888Sport.
Crystal Palace are without the services of on-loan Liverpool man Mamadou Sakho. The Reds have more crucial absentees, with Jordan Henderson, Sadio Mane and Adam Lallana among a large number of unavailable players for this game.
There’s an even split across the last six games between these two at Anfield, which has seen three wins apiece. That’s an impressive record for the Eagles, can they add to that on Sunday?
One man to keep an eye on this weekend is former Liverpool forward Christian Benteke. He’ll have a point to prove on his return to Anfield, especially given how unceremoniously Jurgen Klopp packed him off. The Belgian’s move to Merseyside came thanks to a string of impressive displays at this ground for Aston Villa, which used to hurt the Reds. We are backing Benteke any time in our final Liverpool v Crystal Palace prediction. After hitting three in four games, he’s great value to strike again at 3/1 with Betfred.
Both teams to score – 5/6 with Betfair.
Crystal Palace or Draw – 17/10 with 888Sport.
Christian Benteke to score any time – 3/1 with Betfred.
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