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Crystal Palace vs Liverpool Prediction, Free Betting Tips & Odds

Date:  9 December 2023
Kick-Off: 12:30 UK, 13:30 CET
Venue: Selhurst Park
TV: TNT Sports

Crystal Palace vs Liverpool: Top free betting tips

Crystal Palace face Liverpool on Saturday in a fixture that always seems to guarantee drama. The topsy-turvy nature of the fixture makes a Crystal Palace vs Liverpool prediction hard to make but the form of the Reds is likely a cause for concern for Roy Hodgson and his Palace team. The 76-year-old is battling to keep his job and a heavy defeat at home on Saturday could spell the end of his time at Selhurst Park.

Match result prediction: Liverpool to win

Liverpool are one of the most in-form teams in the Premier League and are unbeaten in their last eight league outings. The run of positive results has seen the Reds move up to second place in the Premier League table and a win on Saturday would move them temporarily to top of the table. Crystal Palace, meanwhile, are struggling and have lost three of their last four league games and haven't won at home since early September.

Total goals prediction: Over 2.5 goals

Liverpool have been involved in some thrilling matches this season with question marks still there around the solidity of their midfield. The end-to-end nature of their games is working at present but it should suit a Palace side who are always more comfortable on the counterattack. Liverpool have scored 14 goals in their last five matches while Palace have scored at least once in five of their last six.

Correct score prediction: Crystal Palace 1-3 Liverpool

The match comes at the worst possible time if you are Roy Hodgson or a Crystal Palace supporter. The Eagles are in dire form while Liverpool are flying and we can't see anything other a comfortable away win here. Despite that, Palace should be good enough to get on the scoresheet especially with Alisson missing for the visitors.

Selhurst Park, home of Crystal Palace | Crystal Palace vs Liverpool predictions
Selhurst Park, home of Crystal Palace – Photo by Icon sport

Crystal Palace vs Liverpool team news

Crystal Palace predicted lineup vs Liverpool

Roy Hodgson would have liked a fully fit squad to face Liverpool but that is far from the case for the 76-year-old. Tyrick Mitchell has joined a long list of absentees after coming off after just half an hour against Bournemouth and the the full-back joins Rak-Sakyi, Holding, Henderson, Eze and Doucoure in the treatment room. The latter will likely miss the rest of the season with a ruptured Achilles.

Johnstone –  Ward, Andersen, Guehi, Clyne – Lerma, Richards – Olise, Hughes, Ayew – Edouard

Liverpool predicted lineup vs Crystal Palace

Jurgen Klopp also has injury concerns of his own after the match against Sheffield United. Alexis Mac Allister was forced off with a knee injury while Klopp used his post-match press conference to reveal that Joel Matip has ruptured his ACL. Alisson, Jota, Bajcetic, Thiago and Robertson will all also miss the trip to Selhurst Park but a few of them could return to face Manchester United next weekend.

Kelleher – Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Tsimikas – Endo, Jones, Szoboszlai – Salah, Gakpo, Diaz

Crystal Palace vs Liverpool: What the fans think

Palace fans want Hodgson gone

The Reds have plenty of incentive

How far will Liverpool fans travel to Selhurst Park?

Liverpool fans will have to get up early on Saturday morning as they have a long, 230-mile trip to Selhurst Park in South London. By car or coach, the trip will take around five hours and going via train isn't much simpler. Fans will have to go from Liverpool Lime Street to London Euston before taking two further trains to get to Selhurst.

Crystal Palace vs Liverpool: Tickets

All standard Crystal Palace tickets for the match against Liverpool on 9 December have been sold out. There are still some hospitality tickets left which fans can purchase directly through the official Crystal Palace website. Liverpool have also sold out their allocation of 2687 tickets for the match meaning the stadium will be packed to the rafters when the match gets underway at 12:30 UK time. Please exercise caution when purchasing tickets through third-party websites for inflated prices.

FAQs: Crystal Palace vs Liverpool

Who is the referee? Andy Madley will be the referee for Crystal Palace v Liverpool.

Who are the two managers? Jurgen Klopp is the Liverpool manager and Roy Hodgson is the Crystal Palace boss.

Who are the favourites? Liverpool are the favourites at 4/9.

How big is Selhurst Park? Selhurst Park has a capacity of 25,486.

Andy Delaney

Andy is a freelance sports writer with ten years of experience covering major sporting events across Europe. He has also been a season ticket holder at Old Trafford since 2008 and has visited over 40 football stadiums in the United Kingdom and abroad following the Reds.

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