Reds to bounce back from CL woes
Crystal Palace take on Liverpool in search of their first Premier League win of 2023.
The Eagles came agonisingly close to picking up all three points at Brentford last weekend, only for the Bees to equalise deep into second half additional time.
Patrick Vieira is still a popular figure for the most part at Selhurst Park, while there is still a feeling that the Eagles have not capitalised on the promise that they showed in 2021/22.
The Reds will be reeling off of their 5-2 defeat to Real Madrid in midweek, but you can trust Jurgen Klopp to motivate the players to settle back into domestic rhythm, still with a lot of work to do to finish in the top four.
Palace have scored just 21 goals from 23 games this season, a clear regression from last season and it would seem that Vieira is not certain on which number nine he prefers.
Wilfried Zaha and Jordan Ayew are regular fixtures in the frontline while Michael Olise’s minutes have increased this season, but with Eberechi Eze getting on the scoresheet last season there may not be a spot for Odsonne Edouard or Jean-Philippe Mateta in the starting XI.
Defensively, things have been very concerning for the Eagles this season, Marc Guehi and Joachim Andersen have not looked anywhere near as convincing as they did last term and according to expected points the Eagles are in the bottom three.
Vicente Guaita is having a good season between the sticks though and will likely supply the consistency required to ensure Palace do not slip into a relegation battle.
The Reds have been awful at the back this season and I will not persuade anyone away from a both teams to score bet in this clash, but going forward they have still been strong and Darwin Nunez is an improving force in the Premier League.
Certainly on the cards here, but there is enough juice in an outright play to entice me into a selection.
Palace have scored in six of ten.
Palace have conceded in eight of ten.
Palace have seen both teams score in five of ten.
Palace have seen over 2.5 goals in four of ten.
Liverpool have scored in seven of ten.
Liverpool have conceded in six of ten.
Liverpool have seen both teams score in four of ten.
Liverpool have seen over 2.5 goals in six of ten.