It’s a midweek clash between leaders Liverpool and a mid-table team Crystal Palace. We tip this match that can see the hosts move a one step closer to the Premier League title.
Who is playing?
Liverpool vs Crystal Palace
What competition is it?
Premier League Matchweek 31
What time is Liverpool vs Crystal Palace?
20:15 GMT, Wednesday 24th June 2020
Where do Liverpool play?
Where can I watch Liverpool vs Crystal Palace?
Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Premier League
Thoughts on Liverpool vs Crystal Palace
With the first match week behind us, we are previewing another Liverpool match. This time The Reds face Crystal Palace. This season’s leaders and most probable title winners host shockingly in-form Londoners. There is a massive gap between both sides as 41 points separate them.
Statistically, The Reds should be comfortably securing a win in this one. 0-0 draw against Everton has been more of a shock to everyone and now the time has come for The Reds to redeem themselves. The guests, on the other hand, can not be underestimated with them being undefeated in goal for four consecutive matches. With Crystal Palace’s lofty hopes for the European Cup next season and Liverpool’s road to glory, the match will be the feast for those watching.
No Salah No party
Jurgen Klopp has finally achieved to create his own Frankenstein monster defeating nearly every team on its way this season. 27 wins in 30 league matches is more than an impressive statistic. Nothing would be possible without Mane-Firmino-Salah in field chemistry. The Premier League’s most popular trio has contributed to approximately 50% of the team’s goals so far. However, the last match played against Everton saw The Reds play with an unusual starting lineup. The match ended 0-0 and the missing piece Mohamed Salah has been riding the bench until the final whistle.
Following Man City’s big 5-0 result with Burnley on Monday night, The Reds will need more time to win the coveted Premier League title. The Citizens have a tough week ahead of them. If they lose to Frank Lampard’s side and Liverpool wins against Crystal Palace, The Reds will be officially announced this year’s Premier League champions.
Liverpool always wins at Anfield. Moreover, they are averaging 2.67 goals per home game (highest in the league). The team also concedes a very low 0.80 goals per game at Anfield. It’s fair to say Liverpool’s performance very much resembles total football where every player is highly involved in many areas of the pitch. The likes of Andrew Robertson or Trent Alexander-Arnold are the very best examples of that. Both players have assisted their fellow teammates 19 times in 2019/20 Premier League season so far.
The Eagles aim high
Roy Hodgson’s side has been performing impressive lately. Four wins, four clean sheets and five goals in the last four matches stun a lot. The team have started the league return very well with a 0-2 win against Bournemouth. However, it’s unlikely to see them keep up with the pace. Crystal Palace has one of the most difficult fixtures ahead of them. The Eagles will be facing Chelsea, Man Utd, Leicester City and Tottenham in the upcoming game weeks. The question now is, will the remaining tough fixtures interfere with Roy Hodgson’s plans for a top-middle place in the 19/20 Premier League season?
The Eagles biggest flaw is their offensive. Lack of a solid striker has been the team’s burden for years now. 28 goals scored across all 30 games played this season is Premier League’s second-lowest right after 20th Norwich City. However, with their defence, they are presenting themselves very impressive. The team concedes only 1.08 goals per game, which is 6th best in the league. In the last five years, Crystal Palace has won three times with Liverpool, every time when playing as guests. Things changed since Mohamed Salah arrival and Jurgen Klopp’s master plan becoming more real in 17/18 season. The Eagles haven’t won with The Reds since then by averaging over 2.2 goals conceded per game.
Liverpool recent matches:
- Everton (a) 0-0 draw
- Atletico Madrid (h) 2-3 defeat
- Bournemouth (h) 2-1 win
- Chelsea (a) 2-0 defeat
- Watford (a) 3-0 defeat
Crystal Palace recent matches:
- Bournemouth (a) 0-2 win
- Watford (h) 1-0 win
- Brighton (a) 0-1 win
- Newcastle (h) 1-0 win
- Everton (a) 3-1 defeat
Liverpool top scorers:
- Mo Salah (Forward) – 16 Premier League goals
- Sadio Mane (Forward) – 14 Premier League goals
Crystal Palace top scorers:
- Jordan Ayew (Forward) – 9 Premier League goals
- Luka Milivojević (Midfielder) – 3 Premier League goals
|23rd November 2019||CRY 1-2 LIV||Premier League|
|19th January 2019||LIV 4-3 CRY||Premier League|
|20th August 2019||CRY 0-2 LIV||Premier League|
|31st March 2018||CRY 1-2 LIV||Premier League|
|19th August 2017||LIV 1-0 CRY||Premier League|
Okan’s Betting Tip
*Odds as of the time of writing (Monday 25th June) and subject to change.
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