Crystal Palace hosts Liverpool in round 23 of the English Premier League. The match will be played on Sunday, January 23rd at Selhurst Park (London)
Patrick Vieira's side is ranked 11th in the Premier League standings with 24 points. Crystal Palace has five victories, nine draws, and seven defeats after 21 matches. In January, the Eagles delighted their fans with a 2-1 victory over Millwall in the FA Cup 1/32 finals. However, they are not so successful in the championship. In the last five rounds, Crystal Palace beat Norwich (3:0) and gained two draws. One of them happened on January 14 in the away match against Brighton (1-1). Vieira's men played defense first and were close to victory thanks to a goal from Conor Gallagher. But they were let down by the unfortunate mistake of Joachim Andersen in the last minutes. The defender turned the ball into his own net.
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Jurgen Klopp's team is in 2nd place in the standings with 45 points after 21 games. Liverpool gained 13 victories and six draws and suffered two losses. The Reds are slowly getting back on a winning track after a four-match losing streak that started in December. Klopp's men dealt with Shrewsbury Town in the FA Cup (4-1), hammered Brentford in the Premier League (3-0), and secured a ticket to the League Cup final in a two-legged confrontation against Arsenal. The Reds had a big advantage in the first match at Anfield, but everything ended without goals scored. But the second leg at the Emirates Stadium on 20 January ended in a 2-0 victory for Liverpool. Diogo Jota scored a brace, and Trent Alexander-Arnold made two assists.
Liverpool is the favorite of the upcoming game. The Reds have great statistics in head-to-head matches and have shown good results in recent weeks. The statistics of away games in the Premier League are also in favor of Liverpool. In 11 matches on foreign pitches, Klopp’s men lost only to West Ham (3-2) and Leicester City (1-0). The Eagles also have their trump cards. They are among the top six teams in terms of points scored at home (17 in 11 matches). Crystal Palace capitulated in only two home games — against Aston Villa (1-2) and West Ham (2-3). In addition, Vieira's men had over a week to prepare for this game, so they will be fresher than the Reds. But the bet on two goals scored by the visitors looks promising. Even without Mane and Salah, Liverpool scored nine goals in the last four games, and Crystal Palace, which cannot boast of reliable defense, conceded at least two goals in four of six previous rounds.
Prediction for the match: Liverpool to score over 1.5 goals