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Liverpool v Crystal Palace betting tips: Reds bid to remain unbeaten

| 14.09.2021
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Preview and odds for Saturday’s Premier League clash

Liverpool host Crystal Palace looking to maintain their unbeaten record and we examine the odds to find some Liverpool v Crystal Palace betting tips.

The Reds are on the longest unbeaten run of any team in the top four divisions while Palace arrive in good form having seen off 10-man Tottenham with ease last week.

Saturday’s match, which takes place at Anfield, kicks off at 3pm BST.

Liverpool v Crystal Palace match odds

Jurgen Klopp’s side have gone 14 games without defeat since losing 1-0 to Fulham in March (W11 D3).

They have faced a somewhat cosy start to the campaign, however, winning at a canter against Burnley, Norwich and Leeds while being held at home by Chelsea.

Liverpool have also had the benefit of red cards brandished against opponents in their last two outings.

The Reds welcome another team not expected to push for honours this year in Palace, who have lost their last eight games against the Reds, conceding 24 goals and scoring just five.

Liverpool, third in the Premier League table, on the same number of points (10) as Manchester United and Chelsea, are 2/9 to win the clash in the Liverpool v Crystal Palace betting tips.

Palace, who thumped Tottenham 3-0 at Selhurst Park last weekend, have also drawn two games – at West Ham and at home to Brentford – having suffered their sole loss at the home of European champions Chelsea on opening day.

After winning three consecutive Premier League away games against Liverpool between 2014-15 and 2016-17, Palace have lost each of their last four visits to Anfield in the competition and they are 12/1 to win this time.

There has been just one stalemate in the last 22 meetings and it is 11/2 the game ends in a draw.

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Liverpool v Crystal Palace head-to-head

Plenty of goals are not uncommon when these two meet.

Liverpool won last season’s games with ease, thrashing Palace 7-0 at Selhurst Park in December before easing to a 2-0 win at Anfield on the final day which secured Champions League football.

Sadio Mane scored three of those nine goals and has netted in each of his last eight Premier League appearances against Palace – no player has struck in nine consecutive games against a single opponent in the competition.

Mane is 5/4 to score at any time and 6/1 to grab two or more – as he did in this fixture last term – in the Liverpool v Crystal Palace betting tips.

Liverpool have won five of the last eight meetings to nil and are 19/20 for that trend to continue.

Four of the last five meetings saw three or more goals in the game and it is 1/2 this will be the case again.

Liverpool v Crystal Palace key battles

There has been a lot of change at Palace over the summer and new manager Patrick Vieira has not been able to field his best XI as yet due to some significant injuries and absence of key personnel.

Yet there were signs against Tottenham his new side is starting to gel and they have a potentially potent attack, with the arrival of Odsonne Edouard to partner Christian Benteke and link up with Wilfried Zaha.

Edouard scored twice from the bench on his debut and is 7/2 to notch again at any time at Anfield.

Yet it is Benteke whom Liverpool may fear most.

He has scored five goals in four Premier League games at Anfield as an opposing player – more than he did in 13 games at the ground when playing for the Reds!

Benteke is 7/2 to score at any time and it is 21/20 for both sides to find the net in the Liverpool v Crystal Palace betting tips.

That has not happened in their last three meetings but you have to go back to 1997 for the last time that four straight encounters saw one side fail to find the net.

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All odds and markets are correct as of the date of publication

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Simon Milham