Crystal Palace vs Liverpool prediction: How will Premier League fixture play out?

Samuel Lovett
The Independent
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Crystal Palace host league leaders Liverpool at Selhurst Park this afternoon, with Roy Hodgson's men looking for their first win in five games.

The Eagles are emerging from a torrid run of matches that has pitted them against four of the traditional big six as well as European hopefuls Leicester.

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Despite picking up just one point since 6 October, Palace currently lie in 12th in the league.

Liverpool, meanwhile, continue to sit pretty atop the table, with six points separating them from second-placed Leicester.

The last meeting between the two sides ended in a 4-3 victory for Jurgen Klopp‘s side back in January.

Prediction

Palace came close to upsetting Liverpool in their last encounter, but you feel this showdown will be a much more straight-forward affair given the leaders’ current form. While the Reds’ style of play may favour Crystal Palace’s counter-attacking approach, Jurgen Klopp’s side are running like a well-oiled machine at the moment and it’s hard to see them giving an inch against the Eagles. Assuming they can keep Palace’s danger men quiet, this should be a comprehensive victory for Liverpool.

Predicted teams

Crystal Palace (4-5-1): Guaita; Kelly, Cahill, Sakho, Van Aanholt; Milivojevic, McArthur, Kouyate, Zaha, Townsend; Ayew​

Liverpool (4-3-3): Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Lovren, Van Dijk, Milner, Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Henderson, Mane, Firmino, Origi.

Jurgen Klopp’s men have yet to lose this season (Getty)
Jurgen Klopp’s men have yet to lose this season (Getty)

What time is it?

Crystal Palace vs Liverpool kicks off at 3pm on Saturday 23 November at Selhurst Park.

Where can I watch it?

The match won’t be broadcast on British television nor will it be available to stream.

Odds

Crystal Palace to win: 13/2

Draw: 15/4

Liverpool to win: 2/5

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