Monday Night Football kicks off in the Premier League with a mouth-watering tie between Crystal Palace and Liverpool at Selhurst Park. The reds got off to a flying start last week at home to West Ham and they look to have the makings of a side that will challenge for the title this season whilst Crystal Palace displayed their Premier League knowhow in dismantling Fulham at Craven Cottage.
English Premier League
Crystal Palace vs Liverpool
Monday 20th August 2018
Kick-off: 20.00 GMT
Match Winner Odds:
Crystal Palace – $7.5 – Bet 365
Liverpool – $1.48 – William Hill
Draw – $5.05 – Marathon Bet
The Eagles recovered incredibly under Roy Hodgson last season after failing to register a point in their first 7 games – the bounced back and survived comfortably in the Premier League.
Their 2-0 win at Fulham last time out will give their passionate support cause for optimism that they can challenge for the top half this term.
Wilfred Zaha is a constant threat for Palace and he committed his future to the club this week – signing a new 5 year deal.
Form: Last 5 Matches: W W W W W
Jurgen Klopp’s reds had the media purring after their 4-0 thrashing of West Ham and this very much feels like their year.
The summer acquisitions of Naby Keita, Alisson Becker and Xherdan Shaqiri seem to have fit into the system with ease and it promises to be an exciting season at Anfield.
Mohamed Salah picked up where he left off last season by notching a goal against West Ham and he’ll be hoping to keep his good run of form going here.
Form: Last 5 Matches: W W W W W
Head to Head
Liverpool hold a comfortable 27:14 lead in the head to head showdown between the sides whilst another 11 games have ended as draws.
Liverpool did the double over Palace last season – winning 1-0 at Anfield before picking up a gritty 2-1 win in the corresponding fixture in March.
Predicted Starting Line Ups:
|Wayne Hennessey (GK)||Alisson Becker (GK)|
|Aaron Wan-Bissaka||Trent Alexander Arnold|
|James Tomkins||Joe Gomez|
|Mamadou Sakho||Virgil Van Djik|
|Patrick Van Aanholt||Andrew Robertson|
|Andros Townsend||James Milner|
|James McArthur||Jordan Henderson|
|Jeffrey Schlupp||Naby Keita|
|Luka Milivojević||Roberto Firmino|
|Wilfred Zaha||Sadio Mane|
|Christian Benteke||Mohamed Salah|
Odds and Predictions
This could be a real hum-dinger between two teams that look to play football on the front foot.
Both teams to score – YES – looks really good bet at $1.75 with Betfair.
Mohamed Salah was the Golden Boot winner in the Premier League last term and he’ll be pushing for that again this season.
Mohamed Salah to score anytime looks an excellent bet at $1.65 with Uni Bet.
Both sides are known for their attacking prowess meaning goals could be guaranteed on Monday night.
Over 2.5 goals in the game looks a great move at $1.58 with Marathon Bet.
Liverpool will be in for a tough evening but they have the personnel to cope with the threat of Crystal Palace and should get the job done here.
Liverpool to win the match is a banker bet at $1.48 with William Hill.
Crystal Palace 1 – 2 Liverpool – $8.5 with Sporting Bet.
Top Betting Tip
Selhurst Park will be rocking and Liverpool will be in for a real battle in East London but Salah, Mane and Firmino should have too much fire power and keep the reds right up there in the title battle.
Liverpool to win the match and both teams to score looks a really good value bet at $2.8 with Ladbrokes.