It is bound to be a mouth-watering clash when Liverpool will take on Crystal Palace on their home turf at Anfield. Liverpool has always been hailed as firm favourites in their own backyard, but the Eagles are also expected to give it a vicious fight. All in all, this Sunday matchup has the all the ingredients to become an enthralling one.
Evidently, both the team have their own reasons to win the matchup. Jurgen Klopp’s boys are currently placed at the 3rd position with 66 points and will look to finish the current season with a place in Europe under their belt. Crystal Palace are hovering in the bottom half of the table and will look to win all their forthcoming fixtures in order to avoid an entry into the relegation zone.
The Reds are in a brilliant position, with all their players in fine form of late. Injuries will be keeping in form striker Sadio Mane and midfielder Adam Lallana out of this matchup. However, it is seemingly not going to be a problem for Liverpool, who have scored 14 goals in their last seven outings.
The Eagles will look to continue their brilliant form, which they have shown in their last seven games, having lost just one of them. With no major injury concerns, the Palace players have been in fine form of late and have scored 12 goals in their last seven outings. This has somehow decreased the fear of getting relegated among the Palace fans as well.
Liverpool- Mignolet, Clyne, Lovren, Gomez, Milner, Can, Wijnaldum, Coutinho, Origi, Firmino, Sturridge.
Crystal Palace- Hennessey, Ward, Kelly, Tomkins, Schlupp, Milivojevic, Cabaye, Puncheon, Townsend, Zaha, Benteke.
The fabulous playmaker of Liverpool, Phillipe Coutinho, has recently become the highest scoring Brazilian in the history of the Premier League. The brilliant Brazilian has scored 9 goals this season already. His compatriot, Roberto Firmino has scored 11 goals this season as well. On their day, the deadly duo is enough to give the fans a run for their money.
Christian Benteke will return to Anfield to face his former team in this match. In great form recently, the Belgian striker has scored 12 goals this season for the Eagles. Other than him, the presence of the enigmatic Ivory Coast international Wilfried Zaha in the attacking third will also be crucial in this match.
With both sets of players in good form and raring to go against each other, this encounter is going to be full of end-to-end action. However, the Reds might get the better of the Eagles and win this potentially high-scoring matchup.
Prediction- 3-2 (Liverpool)