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Liverpool v Crystal Palace betting tips: Reds eye top four

| 20.05.2021

Liverpool just need to match or better the result of fifth-placed Leicester to secure Champions League football next season in what will be Roy Hodgson’s final game in charge of Crystal Palace.

The Reds defeated Burnley 3-0 on Wednesday night to move into fourth place at the expense of Leicester, who had lost to Chelsea the previous night.

The Eagles are 20/1 to give Hodgson the perfect send-off whereas the hosts are 2/13, so let’s check out the facts and figures to help with your Liverpool v Crystal Palace betting tips.

Match Odds

Liverpool ran riot against the Eagles in December when Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah scored doubles in a 7-0 victory for a seventh successive win against the south Londoners.

Jurgen Klopp’s side are 11/10 to win and over 3.5 goals or 5/2 to be ahead after 15 minutes as they were at Selhurst Park.

Liverpool were also at least two goals up at the break in their last two meetings with Palace and they also won both halves. They are 21/10 and 11/10 to achieve one of those outcomes.

The Merseysiders have also scored exactly four goals in this fixture in the last two seasons and they are available at 7/2 to bag that number again.

Palace lost 3-1 to Arsenal on Wednesday night but they have had some decent results lately and are 7/1 to get a draw at Anfield.

Talking Tactics

Sadio Mane showed his displeasure at not featuring as much as he would like during a hectic fixture backlog, refusing to shake the hand of Jurgen Klopp after the win against West Brom amid talk of a summer departure.

Mane is regularly used in a three-pronged attack also featuring Firmino and Salah and with Diogo Jota injured, this is the way the Liverpool manager is expected to go again.

Hodgson will again be without star midfielder Eberechi Eze, who suffered a serious Achilles injury in training ahead of the defeat by Arsenal.

Goalscorer Odds

Salah is in a race with Tottenham striker Harry Kane to win the Premier League Golden Boot and against Palace the Egyptian is priced at 2/1 to score first when paired with a Liverpool win or 9/5 to bag a double as he did at Selhurst Park.

Fellow forwards Firmino and Mane are 5/1 and 4/1 respectively to be the first goalscorer alongside a home victory.

The Eagles will look to the likes of Christian Benteke and Wilfried Zaha to give Hodgson the sort of finale he would love.

Ex-Reds striker Benteke has scored in four consecutive games and is 11/1 to break the deadlock or 10/3 to get on the scoresheet while Zaha is 10/1 and 3/1 respectively in the same markets.

Match Info

Where: Anfield

When: 16:00, Sunday 23rd May

How to watch: Sky Sports

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All odds and markets correct as of date of publication

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Author

Warren Barner