The Anfield faithful have witnessed seven Premier League games since their team last registered more than once, but Crystal Palace’s visit to Merseyside should surely see this lean run come to an end.
Ian Holloway takes his Eagles charges to the north west looking to snap a run of three straight losses, though bwin have given them an ice cube in hell’s chance of winning at 23/2. Liverpool are blatant favourites at 1/5, with the draw available at 11/2.
With Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge looking a lethal combination in Brendan Rodgers’ new 3-5-2 system, backing a hatful of Reds goals is likely to fatten your wallet.
Porous Palace have leaked six in their last three without scoring
The south London club have taken to the field seven times since being promoted from the Championship and either side of their solo win over Sunderland, they have suffered three defeats.
The three that came post-Black Cat glory were all 2-0 reverses, pin-pointing the club’s shortcomings at both ends of the pitch.
A fourth helping of this scoreline pays out at 19/4, but it’s fair to assume that Liverpool will have their sights set a little higher than that.
Suarez feasts on the weak, scoring seven against the 2012/13 relegated teams
The way that Liverpool’s main man pummelled Wigan, Reading and QPR – the three sides deemed below Premier League standard at the end of the previous campaign – last term suggests he’ll give Palace as short a shrift as he did Sunderland in his first league run out since a well-documented suspension.
He notched a merciless seven goals in five appearances with the relegated clubs in 2012-13, while his customary hat-trick against Norwich was arguably his greatest display of ruthlessness.
The Uruguayan weighs in at 19/10 to bag at least a brace in this clash and it should be given serious consideration.
The Eagles have won just one regular season away game in almost a year
All four of Palace’s away days this campaign has seen them lose and ship exactly two goals.
They finished the previous season with a similar dearth of points on the road too. Aside from their play-off victory at Brighton, they picked up just one Championship success away from Selhurst Park following an early November win at Peterborough, losing eight times between then and the conclusion of proceedings, and failing to score in as many.
This curries favour for the generously rated home win to nil at 4/5.