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Crystal Palace vs Liverpool Prediction & Betting tips
Monday Night Football ends the second round of the Premier League with the match between Crystal Palace and Liverpool FC. Both teams were able to convince on the first match day. While the Eagles won 2-0 against Fulham away, the Reds West defeated Ham United 4-0 at Anfield.
The kick-off is at 20:00 German time in Selhurst Park.
The last season was a mentally very stressful one for the Eagles. After very big problems at the season opener, combined with seven consecutive bankruptcies, the first victory did not succeed until the eighth matchday. From then on Crystal Palace stabilized and played a very decent rest season. A big part of this catch-up is rightly attributed to coach Roy Hodgson. The season ended in eleventh place, which was a solid performance given the false start.
At this year’s league start against Fulham, it was Jeffrey Schlupp’s credit that gave the Eagles a 1-0 lead. His left-foot shot was the prelude to a decent performance after Fulham set the tone first. Wilfried Zaha then sealed in the final phase with his goal to 2: 0 away win. The statistic proves how enormously important Zaha is for the Eagles. He has been on the pitch 29 times since 2017/2018. In twelve of these games, the Eagles left the field as the winner. Even more impressive, however, is the statistics in which Zaha was not in the Starelf. 100% of these games were lost.
Thanks to the successful start in the English derby, Roy Hodgson’s team was able to regain self-confidence and the danger of starting a bad start to the season as in the previous year has been averted for the time being.
Impressive test match results during the preparation phase further underline that the Eagles will be anything but a big underdog. Although the opponents were not of the big caliber, not a single game was lost. The last defeat of Crystal Palace is already a while back. Test games included, the Eagles remained unbeaten in the last 15 games. The last defeat comes from the 32nd matchday of the Premier League at the end of March. At that time the opponent was called Liverpool FC. At home they lost 1: 2. Only in the 84th minute Mo Salah turned the game in favor of the Reds and scored the winning goal.
The assumption is therefore obvious that Crytal Palace will not be the same fate as West Ham United. Although we agree with the opinion of the bookmakers that Liverpool is the favorite, but whether the very low odds and the implied probability justify a tip on the away team is further examined in the conclusion.
A few days ago, Jürgen Klopp announced that he could imagine taking on the job as a national coach. Condition is that he is available, which is currently not the case. But what if the EM qualification of the German national team did not go well until the summer of next year? Could he then still categorically reject the highest coaching office in Germany?
Liverpool FC got off to a great start in the new season. A 4-0 came at the end on the scoreboard. As so often Salah led the Reds in the lead, rather twice Mané and Sturridge finally put the lid on it. The only beauty mark was that Mané was in the 3-0 clear offside. Presumably this would not have changed anything at the end of the game. But the discussions about video evidence continue.
Jürgen Klopp’s team is well-rehearsed and in top form. The last five games were all won. Manchester City won 2-1 at the International Champions Cup. With a 4: 1 against Manchester United was immediately refilled. After that SSC Napoli (5: 0) and Torino (3: 1) had to cancel their sails.
Although Dejan Lovren and Joel Matip are battered, Jürgen Klopp undoubtedly has the individually better player material. With Mané, Firmino and Salah is the supposedly best and most recorded storm in the world in the square. Naby Keita was also in the starting lineup against West Ham. With new signing Alisson in goal the Toranfälligkeit was also remedied. All in all, the favorite role is clearly Liverpool FC.
Whether a bet on the reds worthwhile and bets should be made depends largely on the odds. Maybe there is a quota that takes into account both the strength of Liverpool, as well as the recent good performances of the Eagles.
Crystal Palace vs Liverpool head to head matches
31.03.18 PL Crystal Palace Liverpool 1 : 2
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29.10.16 PL Crystal Palace Liverpool 2 : 4