Match Preview: Crystal Palace vs Liverpool
It’s good to be back after the international friendly matches.
We believe that this is today’s most interesting match of the day.
Why? – Because both teams need to win this game, Crystal Palace to avoid relegation zone and Liverpool to take the second league position.
But, how it will end? – Well, that is the purpose of this analysis.
First things first… Let’s consider the teams forms, head to head statistics, and finally injury list and suspensions.
Current form Crystal Palace
In the last 5 games Crystal Palace had only 1 win, and they lost all other matches or 0.6 point per game. If we take only the home matches for Crystal Palace they had a bit better performance having won only 1 game, and made 2 draws in the last 5 home games, this gives them 1 point per game for their home matches.
Current form Liverpool
How about Liverpool? Well, they are in way better overall form, they have 3 wins and 1 draw and loss respectively, which gives them 2 points per game from the last 5 matches.
Their overall away form is 3 wins and 2 lost games, or 1.8 points per game, which is exactly the same as their overall Premier League away form.
Head to Head
If we check their last 5 head to head games we will see that Liverpool have 4 wins out of 5, or 2.4 points per game.
Crystal Palace have a long list of injured players and some that are doubtful.
4 injured players: Dann, Puncheon, Sako, Speroni.
4 doubtful players: Zaha, Wickham, Ward, Schlupp, Sorloth.
Liverpool on the other hand has only one injured player: Gomez, and 4 doubtful but, as per our experience all doubtful players are most likely to play.
Possible outcome from the Match Preview: Crystal Palace vs Liverpool
We believe that you have already made your mind who the winner of the match of the day might be…
Ok, if you are still not sure about it, Liverpool will be the clear winner with 2.4 H2H points per game.
There is some doubt about this since Crystal Palace has 1 ppg in the last 5 home games, compared to 1.8 ppg of Liverpool but with the injured list Crystal Palace has it is most likely Liverpool will use this to their advantage.