Last Premier League Result:
Leicester 3-1 CRYSTAL PALACE – Yohan Cabaye
LIVERPOOL 2-1 West Brom – Sadio Mane (first), Philippe Coutinho
Kick-off: 17:30, 29/10/16
TV: BT Sport 1
Stadium: Selhurst Park
Head-to-head (last five PL meetings – most recent first): Crystal Palace 1-2 Liverpool, Liverpool 1-2 Crystal Palace, Liverpool 1-3 Crystal Palace, Crystal Palace 3-1 Liverpool, Crystal Palace 3-3 Liverpool
Crystal Palace Injuries and Suspensions:
Out – Pape Souare, Jonathan Benteke, Loic Remy
Doubt – Jason Puncheon
Liverpool Injuries and Suspensions:
Out – Joe Gomez
Doubt – Divock Origi
Both teams to score @ 7/10
Liverpool to win and both teams to score @ 23/10
Joel Matip to score (check prices closer to kick-off)
*There hasn’t been a single clean sheet kept in the past eight clashes between these clubs
*The most recent four meetings between the pair were won by whichever side was away
*A member of Liverpool’s back four has found the net in each of their last four road trips
A look at Crystal Palace’s Betting Odds
A stellar September spell in which they beat Middlesbrough, Stoke and Sunderland has lengthened Crystal Palace to 12/1 to be relegated, which seems a weighty price given that they won none of the three matches before and none of the three since and were abysmal in the second half of 2015/16.
The Eagles used to relish home skirmishes with Liverpool, going undefeated through the first six of the 21st century and winning four of those, yet they lost twice in front of their fans to the Reds in 2015. On both occasions, the scoreline was 2-1, and that is 7/1 to be replicated.
A look at Liverpool’s Betting Odds
The Reds show no sign of cooling off, going ten games without a loss in all competitions and winning seven in eight. Last weekend’s victory over West Brom moved them joint-top and, having already visited Arsenal, Tottenham and Chelsea, it is no shock that they are now 7/2 title second favourites.
Their one failing has been keeping clean sheets, with a single shutout to show for their eight Premier League outings to date. Still, that is one more than they have managed in their previous 11 collisions with Crystal Palace, which is why both teams to score seems such a shrewd bet.
What their defenders lack at the back, they compensate for in attack, with one of the back four on the scoresheet in each of their last four away days – James Milner twice and Dejan Lovren and Ragnar Klavan once apiece. Perhaps it will be Joel Matip’s turn at Selhurst Park.