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Crystal Palace vs Liverpool odds, preview and predictions

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Monday 05/05/2014, 22:00, England Premier League, Round 37, Crystal Palace vs Liverpool

Crystal Palace vs Liverpool Betting Preview

Liverpool missed out on a superb opportunity of winning the Premier League this season, but not everything is lost. If they win all the remaining games and Manchester City fails to do the same, they will claim the title for the first time in more than two decades. There is no time to improve their goal average, but the visitors are still aiming for a convincing victory away from home at Crystal Palace. The hosts are no longer threatened by relegation, therefore unlikely to put up much of a fight.

Crystal Palace vs Liverpool Betting Odds

At Pinnacle Sports

Crystal Palace 9.00, Draw 5.40, Liverpool 1.40

Crystal Palace vs Liverpool Betting Tips

At the end of March, Crystal Palace was one of the teams very likely to relegate at the end of the season, but they staged an incredible comeback. Five consecutive victories allowed them to climb into the first half of the standings and even though they have fallen into the 11th place after losing to Manchester City last round, they are still safe and sound.

Without having too many options upfront, Crystal Palace did a fine job at protecting narrow leads and scored mostly on counterattack. They will employ the same tactic tonight when they welcome Liverpool, knowing that their opponents will come out firing on all cylinders.

Chamakh is the most successful striker despite scoring just five goals this season and is expected to be the only one to constantly threaten the visitors. Crystal Palace has a couple of skilled midfielders that frequently participate in offensive plays and no injury concerns ahead of this game.

Liverpool suffered a frustrating defeat one week ago to Chelsea, despite the fact that the visitors rested key players in anticipation of the Champions League match. Tonight they will have to do without Henderson and Enrique as the former is serving a two-game suspension while the latter is injured.

Key Facts

  • Crystal Palace won the last two games played at home, each time by one goal.
  • This is the most important game of the season for Liverpool and they will field an overly aggressive 4-3-3 starting formation with Sturridge, Suarez and Sterling upfront.

Crystal Palace vs Liverpool Betting Prediction

For the time being, all that Liverpool can do is to take it one game at a time and winning against Crystal Palace is essential for keeping their Premier League title hopes alive. They don't have home pitch advantage, but bookmakers are still underpricing them at 1.40 to win on the road. Punters should take a leap of faith and back Liverpool to cover the -1.5 goals spread at odds above even value.

Bet: Liverpool -1.5 goals @ 2.10 with Pinnacle Sports

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