Crystal Palace vs Liverpool Prediction | 19th Dec | Premier League 2020-21
It should be clear to every Premier League fan now that Liverpool are yet again on their course to winning a consecutive Premier League performance after they proved their dominance against Jose Mourinho's Spurs.
This weekend they travel to Selhurst Park to face Crystal Palace as they look to keep their spot at the apex of the Premier League. Crystal Palace are unbeaten in their last three games, which saw a thrashing of West Brom, a draw against the Lilywhites and the Hammers, West Ham United.
The Eagles were also the last side to beat the Reds at Anfield in 2017 before Klopp and co. began an unbeaten run in the Premier League at Anfield, which is still growing.
Crystal Palace vs Liverpool: Head to Head record
The difference in the head to head battle is significant as Liverpool have managed to win 11 out of the 16 games between the two, losing only four.
With Zaha back in the side, Roy Hodgson's men look much more confident and they maintain their flow moving forward.
Liverpool are unbeaten in their last nine Premier League games, something we are used to now. They struggled against Fulham recently but their performance against Tottenham midweek would reimburse all the momentum they had lost.
Crystal Palace vs Liverpool Team News:
Christian Benteke will miss the game against his former team due to suspension as a result of a red card against West Ham United. Mamadou Sakho is out too.
Gary Cahill, Jeffrey Schlupp, and Jordan Ayew will be eager for a recall. Klopp will be without their recognized centre-back pair, Virgil Van Dijk and Joe Gomez.
Diogo Jota is out while Trent Alexander-Arnold looks fit and running after being out of action for a while. Klopp is expected to field the same XI that featured against Spurs.
Crystal Palace Probable XI
Liverpool Probable XI
Players to Watch Out:
Wilfred Zaha (Crystal Palace)
The Ivorian has never been so serious about his game and his numbers are proof. He has been stepping up on the majority of occasions for the Eagles, and his pace could be something that Liverpool will have to be cautious about.
Roberto Firmino (Liverpool)
'Bobby' has had a tough time on social media with people questioning the Brazilian's relevance in the squad due to lack of numbers. Despite Klopp's backing, getting on the scoresheet was something Firmino was hoping for and nothing can be better than rewarding your side with a winner in the dying minutes of the game. Hopefully, we'll see more from him.
Crystal Palace vs Liverpool Prediction:
Palace can be tricky and Roy Hodgson would want his side to keep their unprecedented nature in the league alive. Liverpool on the other hand, have proven that not even injuries can spoil their mentality and work rate.
Sportco predicts Liverpool to win 2-1.