Liverpool out for revenge after last season’s Premier League slip
Premier League top four chances Liverpool (9/4) go back to the ground where their hopes and dreams were effectively shattered last season, as they let a 3-0 lead up to the 79th minute slip against Crystal Palace.
Had the Reds held on that day, they would’ve been in with a fantastic chance of winning their maiden Premier League title and first top-flight trophy since 1990. But all they could claim was a draw, so that outcome again is priced at 13/5 with Coral.
Dwight Gayle was ultimately the hero that day, scoring Palace’s second and third goals, and the English striker is an 11/4 chance in the anytime market, and 14/1 for two or more again.
The Eagles, who are down in 17th in the league this term after 11 games and in desperate need of points, can take heart from the fact that Liverpool star Daniel Sturridge is ruled out again.
Therefore, Palace, who are undefeated against the Merseyside club at home in their last five games, are decent 7/2 shouts for victory.
Both teams come into this encounter on the back of two losses in the league, but the Reds need it more if they are to gain on the top four again. Liverpool are odds-on 5/6 favourites to win at Selhurst Park.
Brendan Rodgers’ men enjoy scoring against Palace, though, having netted three times in both of their last two battles against them. They are 10/3 chances again to get three or more goals once more.
For Liverpool goals, look to captain Steven Gerrard, who has to goals against Palace before. The Anfield legend is 11/4 to net anytime again.
England’s latest starlet Raheem Sterling leads the way for the Reds in the league, meanwhile, with three goals, and the Jamaican-born teenager is 6/4 to score anytime, and 11/2 to strike first.
Mario Balotelli and Jordan Henderson are expected to be fit for this battle, and are respective 6/5 and 6/1 chances in the anytime market.
Neil Warnock will be hoping that his skipper Mile Jedinak and Yannick Bolasie can recover from jet lag, after the duo returned to the country following long trips on the international break. James McArthur is also a doubt.