Liverpool welcome Crystal Palace in intriguing grudge match

Published on April 22nd, 2017 3:40 pm EST
Written By: Cian Murray
Liverpool FC manager Jurgen Klopp is in the zone.  Gazing into distance. Crystal Palace used to be a bogey team for Liverpool. No matter what the Anfield faithful tried, they just couldn't get past them.

Who could forget that infamous 3-3 draw when The Reds were so close to winning the title. Many people state that it was Steven Gerard's slip against Chelsea that lost them the trophy that season, but this drawn game had as much of an effect.

Liverpool have lost against Palace three times since that night, while also picking up three victories. Considering the differences in status and table positions between the two sides, this just doesn't seem good enough from the Merseyside team.

Liverpool welcome the London side to Anfield tomorrow and you can be sure thatr they'll be hoping to put past grievances to one side and come away with three points. The home side are understandably favorites for the game, priced at 1/2.

Palace's last win against the Reds came at Anfield during the first half of last season. They came out on top 2-1 victors that day and you can back them to win again on Sunday at 5/1. A 2-1 win for Palace is priced at 18/1.

The most famous recent meeting was that draw in May 2014. If you think the two sides will share the spoils again, you can back a draw at 7/2. If you are feeling adventurous, you can back another 3-3 scoreline at 50/1.

Despite not getting off the scoreline, Divock Origi was excellent in Liverpool's last outing against West Brom. The Belgian striker held the ball up well and unselfishly created chances for his team mates. Origi will be hoping to add a goal to his performance against Palace and is priced at 4/1 to get the opener.

Palace have their own Belgian supremo in Christian Benteke and we have no doubt that he would love to score against his former side. The towering striker is priced at 8/1 to get the first goal.

Roberto Firmino got the winner in Liverpool's game against West Brom and the creative Brazilian is really enjoying the more central role he has been allocated at Liverpool. He is priced at 4/1 to open the scoring.

No review of the goal scoring market would be complete without a quick nod to Phillipe Coutinho. The diminutive playmaker has been knocking them in for fun lately and he is priced at 5/1 to get the first goal.

Our money is a first goal from Origi and Liverpool to win.

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