MATCH PREVIEW: Crystal Palace V Liverpool

After confidently beating Manchester City at Anfield during the week, Liverpool travel to Selhurst Park on Sunday as Jurgen Klopp looks to collect another three points in the league. At the time of writing the Reds have played 27 games, two fewer than most in the league and theoretically could still pile pressure on the race for fourth if they put a string of victories together.

Image via yahoo.com: Lucas out for some time for Liverpool

Injuries

Liverpool were handed a big blow this week as it was announced veteran Lucas may be out for up to six weeks. Fortunately though both Mamadou Sakho and Daniel Sturridge returned to training. Coutinho didn't feature in the City game but it is believed he will be available to start on Sunday.

For Palace, they are unable to call upon McArthur and Puncheon while Wickham and goalkeeper Hennessey will be subject to late fitness tests.

Previous Meetings

The last time the two sides met was in November last year when Palace got the better of Liverpool at Anfield. Yannick Bolasie opened up the scoring with Philippe Coutinho finding an equaliser at 42 minutes. It was Scott Dan though who sealed victory for the visitors scoring with just eight minutes left of the game.

Our last visit to Selhurst Park was in February 2014 for an FA Cup tie, the game ended in victory for the Reds thanks to two goals from Sturridge and Lallana. In the last ten meetings between the two sides in all competitions, Liverpool have only won on three occasions.

Form

The Reds have three wins from their last five games in the league while Palace have recorded zero wins in the same time period. In fact Palace haven't won a game in the league since December.

Liverpool's form hasn't been very consistent but Klopp's side haven't lost in their last three in the league. A win over Crystal Palace could be just what the Reds need to kick on in the final stage of the season.

Stat Sandwich


  • Lallana has scored three goals in his last four league games.
  • Crystal Palace have let in 21 goals so far in 2016.
  • If Coutinho features it will mark his 100th Premier League game.

Betting

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Liverpool are currently down at 23/20 for the straight win on Sunday while the draw is at 12/5.

Adam Lallana to score first in a 2-1 win for the Reds has odds of 60/1 while the same bet with Firmino is down at 40/1.

Enjoy the match folks, wherever you are watching!

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