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Crystal Palace v Liverpool: Selhurst Park spoils to be shared

| 22.11.2014

Liverpool return to the scene of their 2013/14 title capitulation in miserable form, though hosts Crystal Palace also look badly-equipped to repeat their Selhurst Park goal blitz of last season in current shape.

Despite the thick fog these sides find themselves immersed in, Ladbrokes have set-up firmly in the Liverpool-win camp at 9/10, while the Eagles rate as 16/5 outsiders and the draw is 13/5.

When looking at the best ways to turn a profit from Sunday’s early televised kick-off it is the last of those three prices where we begin our punting plan:

Crystal Palace and Liverpool to draw @ 13/5

No one of a Liverpool persuasion will ever forget the draw which preceded this next renewal between the clubs, as in rescinding a three-goal lead in their penultimate Premier League game Brendan Rodgers’ men lost all genuine hope of the title.

Had Daniel Sturridge been returned to the Reds fold, then revenge would have looked infinitely achievable against Neil Warnock’s side, rather than Tony Pulis’ Palace.

The Eagles have lost their last two at home, and have only taken one of the last 15 available points. However, with no cutting edge to call upon in Studger’s ongoing absence this match may well end in a drab draw.

1st–half: Correct Score 0-0 @ 15/8

Goals in the first-half would be a miracle according to the form book. Six top-flight games have passed since Mile Jedinak’s penalty at Goodison Park, Palace’s last pre-break strike during that run.

Although Emre Can’s deflected long-ranger against Chelsea did arrive in the first half at Anfield, that was the visitors’ only effort before the interval in seven.

Correct score 0-0 or 1-1 @ 3/1

Based on the above evidence there won’t be many better opportunities to exploit the low-hanging fruit which is Ladbrokes’ coupled correct-score market.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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Christian Crowther

Give Christian a sport with anything remotely spherical in it and he’ll happily while away the hours watching it on the box. However, he’d much prefer writing about, playing or betting on golf, football, cricket, tennis, snooker.... you get the picture.