Premier League News: Prediction: Liverpool vs Crystal Palace

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Verdict: Liverpool scores both halves and Mohamed Salah scores at any time

Best odds: 11/8

Bookmaker: Unibet

Looking to extend their early season flurry this weekend, Liverpool will welcome Crystal Palace at Anfield on Saturday afternoon.

Liverpool

Starting with the hosts, caught up in what turned out to be a true midweek Champions League thriller, Jurgen Klopp was quick to praise his team’s determination at Anfield. Despite the surprising 2-1 loss to AC Milan at home, the former Premier League champions managed to score an action-packed 3-2 win over Merseyside. Opening their European adventure with three valuable points, the Reds have continued to impress many across England since the opening of the 2021/22 season. Just to have managed to reach one of the top four positions in the last weekend of the summer, the former Borrusia Dortmund manager should find the mood in his field to the maximum. Last seen in the Premier League with a 3-0 away win to Leeds, Klopp’s men picked up 10 points in their first four top-flight matches. Looking to establish another scorer on Saturday, Liverpool will call on Mohamed Salah to lead their charge. Ultimately, finding the net against Milan on Wednesday, the Egyptian ace has already racked up four goals in his five games in all formats so far this season.

Team news

After that horrific ankle injury against Leeds last weekend, Havey Elliot was operated on in the middle of the week and faces a long period of inactivity.

Having to settle for a bench seat for Wednesday’s 3-2 win against Milan, the duo of Virgil van Dijk and Sadio Mane are expected to be recalled on Saturday afternoon.

Crystal Palace

As for the visitors, after opening the 2021/22 season with a 3-0 away match against European champions Chelsea last month, many wondered how Crystal Palace would find their feet under new manager Patrick Vieira. . However, despite dropping from the League Cup at the hands of a heavily weathered Watford on August 24, the Eagles should certainly fly high after a stellar show last weekend. Finding a way to take advantage of a 2-2 away draw at West Ham during the international break, the former Arsenal skipper saw his team wipe out Spurs with a stunning 3-0 at Selhurst Park. However, while the likes of Chelsea loan Conor Callagher could earn a number of acclaim, it should be noted that the Palace holds a terrible record against opponents this weekend. Including a 2-0 defeat when the two sides last met in May, Vieira’s new side have each lost each of their last nine consecutive games to Liverpool, a run that dates back to 2017.

Team news

Picking up a quick brace when he stepped off the bench against Tottenham last weekend for his Crystal Palace debut, summer arrival Odsonne Edouard could receive a first start in the Premier League.

Although skipper Luka Milivojević started off the bench against Spurs, Patrick Vieira is not expected to change much since last weekend’s 3-0 win.

Key factors to consider

  • When the two sides last met in May, Liverpool won 2-0 at Anfield.
  • Likewise, the former Premier League champions have each won their last nine consecutive games against Crystal Palace.
  • Including a midweek goal, Mohamed Salah has scored four goals in his five fights across all formats so far this season.
  • Three of Crystal Palace’s four Premier League matches ended with over 2.5 goals.
  • Consistent with last season, Liverpool have scored over 1.5 goals in eight of their last nine Premier League games.

Conclusion

While Crystal Palace may have broken into a 3-0 win against sluggish Tottenham last weekend, the Eagles will know they face a tough test at Anfield here. With former Premier League champions likely still flying high after their 3-2 win over AC Milan on Wednesday night, Jurgen Klopp’s men are enjoying a true purple patch. With offensive talisman Mohamed Salah enjoying his full-scoring start in the 2021/22 season, the Reds have yet to savor defeat in any format so far this season. Holding a stellar record against opponents this weekend and notably winning each of the last nine consecutive games against Patrick Vieira’s new side, we support Liverpool to extend their early season flurry on Saturday afternoon.

Verdict: Liverpool scores both halves and Mohamed Salah scores at any time

Best odds: 11/8

Bookmaker: Unibet

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