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Crystal Palace vs Liverpool predictions: Reds can edge tight Selhurst affair
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James Mason
Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool are firmly in the title mix
Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool are firmly in the title mix

- Crystal Palace have won just one of their seven home assignments this term
- Two of Liverpool's three away league wins this season have seen under 2.5 goals
- Recommended bet: Liverpool to win and under 2.5 goals

Liverpool bid to keep pace in the Premier League title race when they face Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park in Saturday's early top-flight fixture.

The Reds are second in the table, just two points adrift of leaders Arsenal, and they head to south London seeking to extend their unbeaten run in the league to nine matches.

Crystal Palace, meanwhile, are without a win in four games and have won just one of their last eight assignments, heaping some pressure on Eagles boss Roy Hodgson.

Team news

Alisson is still on the sidelines for Liverpool
Alisson is still on the sidelines for Liverpool

Eberechi Eze is nearing a return but Saturday's visit of Liverpool may come too soon for the England international.

Tyrick Mitchell was forced off with a knock in the first half of Wednesday's 2-0 loss to Bournemouth and will be assessed. Nathaniel Clyne is poised to deputise for Mitchell if required.

Dean Henderson and Rob Holding are both expected to be back at the end of this month but Jesurun Rak-Sakyi will not be available until mid-January and Cheick Doucoure is set to miss the remainder of the season with an Achilles injury.

Liverpool remain without the services of Andrew Robertson and Thiago Alcantara, who are both out until January, while Diogo Jota is not expected back until later this month.

Alexis Mac Allister limped off in the second half of the Reds' 2-0 win at Sheffield United on Wednesday and is a doubt. Stefan Bajcetic remains sidelined and Joel Matip has been ruled out for the rest of the season after rupturing his ACL.

Goalkeeper Alisson is making progress in his recovery from a thigh injury but he is still a couple of games away from a return.

The stats

Palace are without a home win in their last five attempts, taking just two points at Selhurst Park in that time, while the Eagles' 3-2 victory over Wolves at the start of September is their only triumph at home this season.

The Eagles have conceded 21 goals in the league, the joint-best record outside of the top seven teams in the division.

Liverpool have scored at least once in each of their last 32 games in all competitions, the second-longest run in the club's history since they went 34 matches between April and December 2021.

Under 2.5 goals has landed in three of the Reds' last five away fixtures.


Palace are enduring a barren spell at present and while another defeat is on the cards against Liverpool on Saturday, the Eagles should be able to make life tough for the Reds and limit the damage.

The Eagles may have won just once at home this season but they have been involved in two goalless draws and a narrow 1-0 loss to Arsenal during this period, proving they can be hard to break down.

Liverpool have not been great on the road this season, winning just three league games away from Anfield, and it would be a surprise if they stuck more than a couple of goals past a Palace side who generally defend well.

But the Reds should have enough quality in their ranks to see them edge to victory and keep pace in the Premier League title race.

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