A 2-0 home defeat to lowly Bournemouth at Selhurst Park won’t have done much to improve the mood at Crystal Palace as they continue to struggle of late.
That latest loss saw the club slump to winning just one of their last eight Premier League outings, as the pressure begins to build on manager Roy Hodgson to turn around his side’s form as soon as possible.
That may prove hard to come by in this latest outing as high-flying Liverpool travel to London looking to win again after taking a 2-0 victory in midweek against Sheffield United.
The Reds weren’t at their very best at Bramall Lane but they still grinded out another three points which sees them enter this latest matchday sat second in the Premier League table just behind current leaders Arsenal.
The Sporting News previews the game below with our prediction and best bets.
Crystal Palace vs Liverpool match facts
- Date: Saturday, December 9, 2023
- Kickoff time: 12:30 p.m. local (7:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 a.m. PT)
- Location: Selhurst Park (London, England)
- Last meeting: Crystal Palace 0-0 Liverpool (February, 25, 2023 | Premier League)
Crystal Palace vs Liverpool prediction, odds
- Moneyline lean: Liverpool (-185)
- Score prediction: Crystal Palace 0-2 Liverpool
to score Y / N
|Over / Under
|-140 / +115
|-155 / +125
*Odds correct as on December 7.
Crystal Palace vs Liverpool best bet
- Pick: Both teams to score – NO
- Odds: +115 (DraftKings)
Crystal Palace’s biggest problem of late has been finding the back of the net, as seen by the fact that they’ve now scored just twice across their last three outings. The last of those matches saw the Eagles slump to a poor 2-0 home defeat to Bournemouth in midweek and if the south coast club managed to keep a clean sheet against them, Liverpool shouldn’t have too many problems.
With star man Eberechi Eze likely still out through injury for this match, that’ll come as a continued blow for the home side as his creativity plays such a huge part in their attacking prowess. There’s also the small caveat that both teams have scored in just three of Palace’s seven home league matches this campaign which points to more of the same here.
As for Liverpool, well they continue to excel in front of goal and remain one of just a few sides in the competition to have scored in each of their Premier League outings so far this campaign. That should carry them to more success on this occasion, especially as their defence has also helped out of late, keeping three clean sheets across their last five competitive fixtures.
Crystal Palace vs Liverpool flier bet
- Pick: Dominik Szoboszlai to score anytime
- Odds: +450 (DraftKings)
After he sealed Liverpool’s victory over Sheffield United in midweek, it’s difficult to ignore Dominik Szoboszlai’s odds to score at anytime again here given the value they have at +450 with DraftKings.
That’s an enticing selection, especially as the Hungarian midfielder has settled into his Anfield surroundings much quicker than some would have expected.
With his determination to get forward in matches, coupled with his fantastic long-range striking ability, the 23-year-old will always have a chance of getting on the scoresheet as seen by the fact that he’s already netted twice in the league for his new side.