Crystal Palace-Liverpool Betting Preview: Eagles can keep things tight against nervy Reds

Brendan Rodgers’ side slipped up against Chelsea last weekend and our tipster is expecting a rough ride for the Reds against the Eagles

Liverpool travel to Selhurst Park knowing that nothing less than a win will do as they battle to keep their Premier League title dreams alive when they line up against Crystal Palace on Monday.

Brendan Rodgers’ men suffered a hammer blow in their bid to claim a first league title in 24 years when they suffered a 2-0 reverse against Chelsea at Anfield last weekend and know that a victory is essential when they tackle Tony Pulis’ side.

Liverpool are warm favourites with the odds compilers to get back to winning ways in south London, offering just 2/5 (1.40) on the Red collecting all three points, while the Eagles can be backed at a chunky 8/1 (9.0) with the same firm to taste victory. Draw backers may be enticed by the 4/1 (5.0) quote offered up by bet365 for Monday’s match to end all square.

Prior to the slip against Chelsea, Liverpool had gone 16 Premier League matches without defeat and, having scored a hugely impressive 45 goals in 18 league matches on the road this season, there is no doubt that the visitors can cause problems for Tony Pulis’ well-drilled side.

However, it is worth noting that the Eagles have lost just one of their last six matches – a 2-0 reverse at the hands of Manchester City last weekend – while Palace have kept five clean sheets in their last eight league matches.

Palace, too, will have no shortage of belief having recently recorded victories over both Everton and Chelsea and the home side may well have been underestimated by the odds compilers here.

With that in mind, the 13/8 (2.63) quote from bet365 for the match to be level at half-time looks to be a solid selection, while the 2/1 (3.0) quote from the same firm for the Eagles in the double chance market is also worthy of consideration.

Liverpool nerves may well be jangling and Palace are capable of keeping things tight so punters are advised to snap up the generous 13/10 (2.30) quote from bet365 for fewer than three goals to be scored at Selhurst Park on Monday.

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