The Reds are facing their bogey team on Saturday when they travel south to London, so check out our Crystal Palace vs Liverpool Preview and see what we think about this Premier League encounter.
Crystal Palace Recent Form & Team News
It’s been two London derbies and two 1-1 draws for Crystal Palace, who enter this match against the reigning champions on the back of just one win across their last five Premier League matches (W1, D2, L2). Palace famously derailed Liverpool’s title challenge in 2014 with a three-goal comeback here, but have now lost the six most recent PL H2Hs home and away, and with Liverpool scoring at least two goals in six straight visits to Selhurst Park (in all competitions)!
Scoring 2+ goals is something the Eagles have done themselves just four times this PL season, but they’ve won three when doing so. Three of those four matches, however, came against teams currently below them in the table.
Player to watch: Palace are unbeaten in PL matches when talisman Wilfried Zaha has found the net this season (W4, D1 – seven total goals). Zaha scored in this fixture last season.
Roy Hodgson will be without Christian Benteke (suspension), Nathan Ferguson (knee), Wayne Hennessey (knee), Martin Kelly (calf), and Connor Wickham (ankle).
Liverpool Recent Form & Team News
Liverpool, meanwhile, enter the round three points above the rest after beating title rivals Tottenham 2-1 in the last round, courtesy of a 90th minute winner. It was the fourth time across their last five in the league (W3, D2) that the Reds have scored the last goal of the game after the 75th minute.
Their away exploits, however, differ wildly from their 100% home record in the PL. In fact, their seven points (W1, D4, L1) is better than just four teams going into this match, and 2.0 conceded goals on average is up from 0.89 from last season. Currently, just three teams have conceded as many or more goals than Liverpool in their away league matches (12) – although seven did come in one game!
Player to watch: Sadio Mané has scored in six straight PL matches against Palace, twice in the 90th minute or later.
Hot stat: Liverpool and Palace have each seen their last four competitive draws end 1-1.
Jurgen Klopp cannot count on Thiago Alcantara (knee), Virgil van Dijk (knee), Diogo Jota (knee), and James Milner (thigh). Xherdan Shaqiri (muscle) and Konstantinos Tsimikas (knee) are also out, while Joel Matip (back) is questionable.
Crystal Palace vs Liverpool Confirmed Lineups
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Will the Reds stay alone at the top following this Premier League round or the Eagles will take a scalp of the champions? Tell us what you think about our Crystal Palace vs Liverpool Preview, and don’t forget to check back shortly before the game kick-off for confirmed lineups and LIVE streaming link.