Crystal Palace v Liverpool – Premier League Betting Guide: 20th Aug 2018

Monday 20th August 2018
Crystal Palace v Liverpool 20:00

Crystal Palace v Liverpool – Premier League Betting Guide: 20th Aug 2018

Both Palace and Liverpool made decent starts to the Premier League season with comfortable wins and we actually head into week two with the Reds top and Palace fourth.

Home advantage for Palace will bring the sides closer together and the Eagles have made some decent summer signings to suggest they will be ok this season. Don’t forget they started last term with seven straight defeats and still had enough to survive with a string end to their campaign.

Liverpool fans will know Selhurst Park is not an easy place to come but recent games between the two sides suggests the Reds will still be a tough nut to crack. Liverpool did the double over Palace last season with a 1-2 win in this fixture, plus a 1-0 win at Anfield.

The match betting sees Liverpool at 1.40, the Draw 4.75 and Palace on offer at 7.00. Liverpool have also won the last three repeat fixtures and 4 of the last 5 (home and away).

With only one draw in the last 15 then we generally get a result either way but it’s also a clash we often see goals in. Both teams have scored in 11 of the last 12 head-to-heads so the 1.75 on offer here certainly make a lot of appeal with a 92% strike-rate. In fact. The same percentage (92%) of the last 12 head-to-heads saw 3+ goals scored but this is on offer at a slightly lower 1.57.

Liverpool’s Sadio Mane was on target twice in their opening day 4-0 win over West Ham, while he also netted in both head-to-heads last season for the Reds – he’s certainly a man to have on your radar.

However, with the last 5 repeat fixtures all having OVER 2.5 GOALS and also ALL seeing both teams score then these look the best markets to focus on. Both sides have plenty of attacking options these days and with home advantage I’ll take Palace to get on the scoresheet at least once in the game. It’s also hard to not see Liverpool scoring so the BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE at 1.75 looks decent value to us.

BEST BET: BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE @1.75

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Monday 20th August 2018
Crystal Palace v Liverpool 20:00

– Last season’s repeat fixture ended, Palace 1-2 Liverpool
– Liverpool took 6 points off Palace last season
– Liverpool have won 4 of the last 5 head-to-heads
– Liverpool have won the last 3 repeat fixtures
– 11 of the last 12 head-to-heads (all comps) went OVER 2.5 GOALS
– Both teams scored in 11 of the last 12 head-to-heads (all comps)
– 1 DRAW in the last 15 head-to-heads
– Sadio Mane (Liverpool) scored in both head-to-heads last season
– The last 5 repeat fixtures went OVER 2.5 GOALS
– The last 5 repeat fixtures saw BOTH TEAMS score