Liverpool vs Crystal Palace
English Premier League
Date: Saturday, 19 December 2018
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Anfield (Liverpool).
Liverpool bounced back from a pair of separate 2-1 defeats to Manchester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers by beating Brighton & Hove Albion 0-1 away at The AMEX last weekend.
League’s joint top-scorer Mohamed Salah made the difference successfully converting 50th-minute penalty to help the Reds maintain a four-point cushion at the top of the ladder.
Jurgen Klopp’s troops will be hoping to make it a winning streak on Saturday afternoon when they play host to bottom-half Crystal Palace at Anfield.
The visitors dropped down to 14th after losing two of past three league affairs. They dropped out a one-goal lead seven days ago against Watford who managed a second-half comeback via two goals within seven minutes at Selhurst Park.
Liverpool vs Crystal Palace: Head-to-head
Liverpool were the dominant force in the history of head to head affairs with the Glaziers.
The Reds won each of past four H2H matches.
The thread includes a 0-2 victory from this season’s tie at Selhurst Park back in mid-August last year.
The Glaziers scored only one goal in past four encounters with Liverpool.
Liverpool vs Crystal Palace: Prediction
The Reds boast the best defensive record in the league with just 10 goals allowed in 22 games so far. They were especially tough to break down in matches at Anfield where their rivals managed to find only three goals in ten outings so far in the season.
Knowing the Glaziers could not find the back on the net on more than one occasion in last for head to head matches with Liverpool, the home team to keep a clean sheet looks to be the best of betting options here. You can go for it at the odds of 1.72.
Klopp’s troops won eight in a row in front of the home crowd which is why we really expect them to ease their way to the victory here. The alternative pick is Liv’pool to win by two or more goals difference at the odds of 1.60.