Crystal Palace vs Liverpool Preview

Crystal Palace vs Liverpool

Competition – Barclays Premier League

Stadium – Selhurst Park

Date: 20th August 2018

Kick-off time – 20:00 GMT

Could this be the season that Liverpool finally end their wait for a first Premier League title in almost 30 years?

Jurgen Klopp’s men have been nearly men in several competitions and in the Premier League in the 2013/2014 season, but they finally look to have the depth to carry them through a league winning campaign.

With the most expensive defender ever and the second most expensive goalkeeper, the Reds now look to have a complete squad and they are arguably the biggest threat to Manchester City’s title defence.

They started their league season with a 4-0 win over a resurgent West Ham side last weekend to get to the top of the Premier League table.

That win has set them off to a good start and they will be looking to get another win here.  Liverpool will need to stop the in-form Wilfried Zaha from being a match winner for Palace

Crystal Palace started their league campaign with a 2-0 away win of their own against new boys Fulham.

Wilfried Zaha scored in that game and he will be hungry for more here.

The Ivorian has also signed a new long term contract that makes him the club’s highest earner so he will be looking to show the fans what they are getting for their money.

Roy Hodgson welcomes his old club and after losing to Jurgen Klopp’s side home and away last season, he will be hoping for a better outcome this time.

Mane scored 2 goals in two matches against the Eagles last season and the in-form Senegalese star could help himself to another one here.

Bookmakers make Liverpool strong odds-on favourites to get the job done while Palace are unfancied despite playing at home.

Results of each team’s last 5 matches across all leagues and competitions

Crystal Palace

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
W Fulham 0-2 Crystal Palace 11 Aug, 2018 English Premier League
W Crystal Palace 4-1 Toulouse 4 Aug, 2018 Friendly
W Boreham Wood 0-1 Crystal Palace 31 Jul, 2018 Friendly
W Reading 0-4 Crystal Palace 28 Jul, 2018 Friendly
W Stevenage 1-2 Crystal Palace 24 Jul, 2018 Friendly

Liverpool

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
W Liverpool 4-0 West Ham United 12 Aug, 2018 English Premier League
W Liverpool 3-1 Torino 7 Aug, 2018 Friendly
W Liverpool 5-0 Napoli 4 Aug, 2018 Friendly
W Manchester United 1-4 Liverpool 28 Jul, 2018 International Champions Cup
W Manchester City 1-2 Liverpool 26 Jul, 2018 International Champions Cup

H2H

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
Crystal Palace 1-2 Liverpool 31 Mar, 2018 English Premier League
Liverpool 1-0 Crystal Palace 19 Aug, 2017 English Premier League
Liverpool 2-0 Crystal Palace 19 Jul, 2017 Premier League Asia Trophy
Liverpool 1-2 Crystal Palace 23 Apr, 2017 English Premier League
Crystal Palace 2-4 Liverpool 29 Oct, 2016 English Premier League


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