The Reds will look to bounce back at home against Crystal Palace, who dropped their home opener 2-0 against Arsenal. Our sportsbook is offering the best markets and bonuses for the Premier League.
Liverpool: Bounce-Back Time
Liverpool welcomes Crystal Palace to Anfield for the first Monday match of the new Premier League season. The Reds kicked off their campaign with a 2-2 draw away to Fulham, dropping points against a newly promoted side for the first time since a 3-3 thriller away to Brentford in September 2021.
New transfer Darwin Nunez looked amazing in his EPL debut, coming on for Roberto Firmino in the second half and contributing on the scoreboard while also assisting on Mohamed Salah’s equalizer ten minutes before the final whistle. Liverpool had several chances to take the lead, missing some crazy sitters.
Liverpool is dominant at home, where they haven’t lost a single game last season so we expect them to have a fast reaction after the 2-2 draw against Fulham. They will definitely generate an abundance of scoring chances while controlling possession from the first whistle of the game. You will not see them many times this season to drop points so we can still include them in our soccer picks and parlays.
Nunez will almost certainly make his first Premier League start against Palace after impressing on his debut and we expect him to extend his brilliant run of form. It has to be noted that midfielder Thiago has joined Diego Jota, Curtis Jones, and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in the recovery room while Konate and Tsimikas miss out with injuries as well.
Crystal Palace: No walkovers
While Crystal Palace dropped their opener 2-0 at home against Arsenal, they did control 56% of possession having many chances to find the back of the net. Patrick Vieira has turned the side into a more forward-thinking club, playing at a faster pace with more short passes. They are not one of the teams with a ‘park the bus’ approach and that will make them suffer against the Reds.
The end of this season will mark a decade since Palace was promoted via the playoffs and there’s now genuine optimism that Patrick Vieira can push the mid-table finishers into uncharted territory following a promising first campaign at the helm with an exciting young squad. If you’re betting online, Crystal Palace is one of the teams to watch and back when playing against bottom-half sides.
Gallagher aside, the Eagles have kept the rest of their young stars. Malcolm Ebiowei and Sam Johnstone have arrived on frees, Chris Richards comes in from Bayern Munich and the headline addition is midfielder Cheick Doucoure from Lens. A real push for a European place would be another huge step forward but given the number of teams fighting for a top-six finish, it’s difficult to see envisage Palace in the European competitions but anything less than an improvement upon last season’s league position would be disappointing.
Liverpool vs Crystal Palace Head-to-Head
The hosts managed to win their previous 10 Premier League head-to-heads against Crystal Palace, including last season’s 3-0 and 3-1 double. They scored at least twice in their last nine mutual encounters against Crystal Palace keeping five clean sheets in the process. Liverpool is simply dominant at home, going 15-4-0 at Anfield last season. The Reds have scored at least three goals in eight of their last 14 matches at home. They have put up two or more in 11 of those games. Palace only managed four wins in 19 away games last season scoring 23 goals in the process.
Liverpool vs Crystal Palace Game Information
- Game: Liverpool (0-1-0) vs Crystal Palace (0-0-1)
- Location: Anfield (Liverpool)
- Day/Time: Monday, August 15, 3:00 p.m. ET
- Live stream: fubo.tv
Liverpool vs Crystal Palace Betting Lines
Liverpool vs Crystal Palace Predictions
The Reds enter this clash as heavy favorites being priced at -480 on the three-way moneyline according to the latest soccer odds while the goal-line is set at three.
Liverpool’s attacking line was amazing in the opening game of the season with Salah and Nunez forming a world-class duo. We are confident that Liverpool will win the match in style and score at least three goals on their own. Of course, we won’t play the ML because the price has no value for our betting needs. Crystal Palace might also find the back of the net but we don’t want a risk a bet on them. Instead, we expect Liverpool to enter this clash all guns blazing and destroy Crystal Palace.