Crystal Palace – Liverpool betting tips for today, March 31, 2018.
Football: England – Premier League
Tip: Away Win
Match Result: 1:2 WON!!!
|While Liverpool continue to aim for the heady heights of second, Crystal Palace remain plagued by relegation troubles. Irrespective of the result, the ‘Eagles’ will not end Easter in the drop zone, but the South London club’s home record against the top six is worrisome.|
|Palace have taken just four points from a possible fifteen in home matches against that elite group, with the sole win coming against Chelsea way back in October. Palace’s current predicament is largely down to the disastrous start to this season (W0, D0, L7) which included a defeat to Liverpool in the reverse fixture at Anfield.|
|Although Liverpool are clear favourites, ‘Reds’ boss Jurgen Klopp has acknowledged the challenge that the international break has presented, saying: “We will (need to) be ready in two days. That’s a challenge, but first of all they (Liverpool’s players) need to come back healthy and I really hope for that.”|
|There is never a dull moment when the Reds are in town, and Liverpool come into this match with six wins in nine across all competitions. The last of these was arguably the most majestic, with Liverpool demolishing Watford 5-0 at Anfield on March 17.|
|Tellingly, however, each of those six Liverpool wins has been by a margin of two or more goals, and with Palace’s defence being as inconsistent as it is, this spells trouble for the Eagles.|
|Players to watch: Mo Salah is on 28 league goals this season, and should soon become the first Liverpool player to smash the 30+ barrier since Luis Suarez back in 2013/14.|
|For the home side, Luka Milivojevic remains a real asset. He scored from the spot yet again in Palace’s last outing (a 2-0 win at Huddersfield).|
|Stat attack: Palace have gone 11 games without a clean sheet.|
|Eight out of the last ten meetings between these sides have seen over 2.5 goals scored and/or both teams score.|