The first match of this preview sees Crystal Palace vs Liverpool, with Crystal Palace looking to avoid three successive defeats and continue their excellent record against Liverpool. Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool are in red-hot form and will be looking to continue their unbeaten record, they have lost just once this season.

Crystal Palace vs Liverpool – Saturday 29th October 2016 – 17:30 - BT Sport 1  

Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace welcome Liverpool to Selhurst Park on Saturday evening, with Christian Benteke facing his former club.

Alan Pardew's side come into this match on the back of a 3-1 defeat against Leicester last weekend.

In truth Leicester dominated the game, going 3-0 up thanks to goals from Ahmed Musa (42), Shinji Okazaki (63) and Christian Fuchs (80).

A late goal from Yohanne Cabaye (85) proved to be little more than a consolation goal for the visitors.

Eagles In Mixed Form

Crystal Palace come into this match in mixed recent form, having lost back to back games against Leicester and West Ham.

Those defeats mean that Palace that their last run of six results have a negative slant, they were unbeaten in the four matches prior to that.

This match against Liverpool will have added significance for one player, new signing Christian Benteke will be looking to get one over on his old employers.

They have suffered in front of goal of late, with just the one in their last two games, that was from Cabaye.

Palace Underdogs

Crystal Palace remain underdogs in this fixture, given their recent form this season and their opponents Liverpool's excellent form.

They will be looking to register their fourth win of the season, they will be looking to rediscover their winning touch as well.

Their recent record against Liverpool is mixed, winning two and losing two of their last four meetings.

Crystal Palace are 18/5 with Christian Benteke at 13/2 to score first.

Crystal Palace

Liverpool In Red Hot Form

Liverpool travel to Selhurst Park in red hot form, with five wins and a draw in their last six matches.

They have won their last two fixtures 2-1, against Tottenham in the EFL Cup and against West Brom in the Premier League last weekend.

Klopp incredibly made 11 changes to the side that beat West Brom, Tottenham also made a number of changes but it didn't appear to trouble Liverpool.

Two goals from Daniel Sturridge (9, 64) gave Liverpool a 2-0 advantage, with V Janssen penalty (76) ensuring Tottenham halved their advantage.

Liverpool Looking For Win

Liverpool will be targeting a third successive win and a sixth win in their last seven matches, although they have a mixed record against Palace of late.

They are in excellent form in the Premier League, they have only lost one fixture this season against Burnley, they find themselves third in the League level with Arsenal and City.

Klopp's men are also the league's joint top scorers with Manchester City struggling in recent games, although they are bound to find form soon.

Liverpool Favourites

The bookies favourites are Liverpool, with the Red's outstanding early season form informing that decision.

This will be a tough fixture for Liverpool, with Crystal Palace desperate to get back to winning ways and former player Benteke keen to prove a point.

Jurgen Klopp's side will be looking to continue their excellent record against Palace, with 18 wins, 7 draws and 8 defeats in 33 fixtures.

Liverpool are 8/11 with Daniel Sturridge at 4/1 to open the scoring.


In the preview's other game Everton take on West Ham at Goodison Park on Sunday lunchtime. Everton are in poor form and have been unable to record a win since their league cup exit against Norwich. West Ham have got over a difficult start and have recorded three successive wins, they will be delighted to be playing away from the London Stadium with the recent crowd troubles.

Everton vs West Ham – Sunday 30th October 2016 – 13:30 - Sky Sports 1   


Everton welcome West Ham to Goodison Park on Sunday afternoon, with both sides looking for another valuable three points.

Ronald Koeman's side come into this match on the back of a 2-1 defeat against Burnley last weekend.

Sam Vokes opened the scoring for Burnley (39), with new Everton signing Yannick Bolasie (58) equalizing but Scott Arfield settled the tie for Sean Dyche's men late on (90).

It's a result that will have disappointed Koeman, particularly in light of the excellent start the Toffee's made this season.

Toffees In Mixed Form

Everton come into this match in mixed recent form, losing three of their last six matches in all competitions.

The defeat against Burnley means that Everton have gone four games without a win, losing two and drawing two.

Up until the Norwich defeat Everton had remained unbeaten in all competitions, but that defeat has seen them fail to register a win since.

They have failed to keep a clean sheet in the five matches since, with the clubs defensive problems from last season coming to the fore.

Toffees Favourites

Despite this poor run of form Everton are the favourites in this fixture, with home advantage considered a distinct advantage.

They will be looking to register their fifth win of the season, they will be looking to rediscover their winning touch as well.

Their recent record against West Ham is excellent, losing just one of their last ten encounters.

Everton are 4/5 with Romelu Lukaku at 100/30 to open the scoring.


West Ham In Mixed Form

West Ham travel to Goodison Park in great form, with three successive wins in both the Premier League and EFL Cup.

They won their last fixture against Chelsea 2-1, a result that manager Slaven Bilic will be delighted with.

The only negative outcome of the night was the crowd trouble that marred the match, it is a problem that is increasingly becoming the headline at the London Stadium.

Goals from Kouyate (11) and Fernandes (48) sent West Ham 2-0 up, with Gary Cahill (90+4) scoring his second goal in as many games with a consolation goal.

Hammers Looking For Win

West Ham will be targeting a fourth win in all competitions, it will be their third win in the Premier League should they succeed.

Despite a tough start to the season they appear to have turned the corner, those three wins following five defeats and a draw.

They have had two clean sheets during this time, had they not conceded the late Gary Cahill goal it would have been three on the bounce for the Hammers.

Hammers Underdogs

Despite their recent turnaround in form, they come into this match as underdogs and will be looking for their fourth win of the season.

This will be a tough fixture for the Hammers, with Everton desperate to get back to winning ways and holding home advantage.

Slaven Bilic's side will be looking to make it better their overall record with 32 wins, 25 draws and 60 defeats in 117 matches.

West Ham are 16/5 with Simone Zaza and Dmitri Payet at 17/2 to score first.


Betting Tips

Tip 1 – Firmino to score first @ 9/2 and Crystal Palace to win 2-1 @ 14/1

Tip 2 – Lukaku to score first @ 100/30 and a 2-2 draw @ 12/1


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