Liverpool vs Crystal Palace – Saturday 19th August 2017 – 15:00

Liverpool are 4/11 with Daniel Sturridge, Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah and Divock Origi all at 7/2 to score first.

Liverpool face Crystal Palace at Anfield on Saturday afternoon, in a big match for both sides after the opening weekend.

The Reds come into this match on the back of a 2-1 win against Hoffenheim, a great result for Klopp's men.

Simon Mignolet spared Liverpool's blushes, after saving a tame early penalty from former Leicester man Andrei Kramaric.

Trent Alexander-Arnold (35) scored his first goal for the club, with a stunning opening strike.

Former West Ham man Havard Nordtveit diverted a James Milner cross into his own net to make it 2-0 (74).

Substitute Mark Uth gave Hoffenheim a lifeline with an 87th-minute strike, making it 2-1 on the night.

Benjamin Hubner missed a golden opportunity to level the tie late on, missing a free header from close range.

Reds Defence Problematic

Liverpool had a great campaign last season, with the Reds finishing fourth in the Premier League.

They drew their opening match of the Premier League season with Watford 3-3, Liverpool's defence under the microscope again.

Along with the chances that Hoffenheim created last night this is sure to worry Jurgen Klopp.

He will be feeling the pressure this season though, with the German needing to deliver silverware.

Liverpool Favourites

Jurgen Klopp's side come into this match as favourites, with their record last season informing the bookies.

This will be a tough match for Liverpool, with Palace winning their last match against the Reds.

Liverpool will be looking to make it three wins from four against Palace.

Big Challenge

Crystal Palace come into this match on the back of a 3-0 humbling at home against newly promoted Huddersfield.

Frank De Boer had a rude awakening on his Premier League debut, with a home defeat against David Wagner's men.

Joel Ward gave Huddersfield their first goal in the Premier League, with the Palace defender putting it into his own net (23).

Steve Mounie made it 2-0 just three minutes later (26), with Palace really struggling with Huddersfield's high pressing style.

Mounie scored his second and Palace's third late on (78), with a fine finish to cap off an excellent opening match.

Eagles Under Pressure

Crystal Palace had a shocking opening afternoon in this Premier League season, immediately putting new manager De Boer under pressure.

It was a match that Palace were rightly expected to win, with home advantage and an experienced Premier League squad.

This does place extra importance on this match against Liverpool, with De Boer and Palace needing to prove themselves.

Given how poor they have been over the last few seasons it is vitally important that they do well this season.

Palace Underdogs

Frank De Boer's side come into this match as underdogs, no surprise given last weekend's result.

This will be a tough match for Palace, with Liverpool enjoying a great win in the Champions League in midweek.

Crystal Palace will be looking to make it back to back wins against Liverpool.

Crystal Palace are 7/1 with Christian Benteke at 17/2 to open the scoring.

 

Betting Tips

Tip 1 – Sturridge to score first @ 7/2

Tip 2 – Liverpool to win 2-1 @ 15/2

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