The Saturday lunchtime kick off sees Liverpool travel down to London to take on Crystal Palace. This game has implications at both end of the table, a win for Liverpool would put them into 2nd place in the Premier League, although it is likely they will only stay there for a few hours, until Manchester United play. Down at the bottom, the game is just as important and if things don’t go their way, Crystal Palace could find themselves in the relegation zone after this weekend. The pressure will be on both clubs to perform, but going into the game there is only one of the clubs in any kind of form recently.
Liverpool have been playing very well recently as they continue to chase down Manchester United who currently hold 2nd place in the Premier League. They have won four out of their last five games, and that kind of form looks likely to eventually see them overtake United in the standings. Obviously there is no catching Manchester City, and with seven games to go in their season, Liverpool’s new aim will be to finish 2nd in the Premier League.
Crystal Palace are going the opposite way to Liverpool, they have lost four out of their last five games, although their win came in the last game they played, against Huddersfield. It has been a strange season for Crystal Palace, they began terribly and were rooted to the bottom of the table. However, eventually they work their way out, but now look in danger of being dragged back in.
Crystal Palace Odds
Crystal Palace are in desperate need of a victory to keep themselves clear of the relegation zone. They have just seven games left of their season, although the two teams directly below them have eight left, and could use that extra game to draw closer.
Palace are priced up at 15/2 with BetVictor, a very big price for a home team, and some may be tempted by those odds. However, I believe that this shows the gulf in class between the two teams, which is even greater when you consider the recent form that both of these teams have shown, especially Palace.
There is no doubting that the odds on offer for a Crystal Palace win will tempt some people into backing them, but for me they are simply not good enough to beat Liverpool, regardless of their price.
Liverpool Premier League Betting Odds
Liverpool are a short price for their trip to Crystal Palace, but when you look at the form they have been in recently then that is no surprise. They have performed very well domestically, and also qualified for the next round of the Champions League in recent weeks after a very good run.
Liverpool are priced up at 8/15 with BoyleSports for the game, and they are sure to be a very popular selection with punters. They have a group of players who are full of confidence after many recent victories, and overall they are a much better team. With seven games to go, these are simply must win games for Liverpool if they want to finish 2nd in the Premier League.
Liverpool look to have plenty in the locker and they can travel to London on Saturday and win this game with ease. They are priced up at a respectable 8/15 with BoyleSports, a price that I am more than happy to take advantage of.
There is a big gulf in class between these and I think that will show at the weekend, with Liverpool recording a comfortable victory on their travels. The loss is going to really hurt Crystal Palace, who are in danger of going back into the relegation zone after a really poor run of form. There isn’t too long left, and with things tight at the top and bottom of the table, this game could decide many different things this weekend, and either enhance chances, or make things a lot tougher.