The relegation and title race comes settled on the final matchday, but the race for Champions League sets to come alive. Liverpool will try their chances against Crystal Palace on Sunday at Anfield with kickoff at 6 pm.
A victory this weekend will seal Liverpool’s triumphant return to the top-four race after a troubled season. On the other hand, Palace comes off a disappointing 3-1 loss to Arsenal.
It marked 13 weeks since Liverpool came back into the top four race after a comfortable 3-0 win over Burnley during the Wednesday evening.
Moreover, Jurgen Klopp expressed his joy in how quickly the Reds turned around their misfortunes. As a result, the race for a top-four finish is highly likely, with Leicester drawn with the same points but with a superior goal difference.
Furthermore, since their 7-0 demolishing of Crystal Palace, the Reds lost eight and drew three in their past 14 Premier League matches. However, the Reds are currently in form with an unbeaten winning streak of nine matches while winning seven in the process.
On the other hand, Palace failed to give Roy Hodgson a perfect send-off at Selhurst Park during their clash with Arsenal. A filled stadium was not enough for Palace to stop two last-minute goals from Martinelli and Nicolas Pepe from snatching the three points.
Liverpool vs Crystal Palace Head to Head
Both games have 17 games against each other, with Liverpool taking twelve wins while Crystal Palace with four wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
- Burnley 0-3 Liverpool
- West Brom 1-2 Liverpool
- Man United 2-4 Liverpool
- Liverpool 2-0 Southampton
- Liverpool 1-1 Newcastle
- Crystal Palace 1-3 Arsenal
- Crystal Palace 3-2 Aston Villa
- Southampton 3-1 Crystal Palace
- Sheffield United 0-2 Crystal Palace
- Crystal Palace 0-2 Man City
Liverpool Team News
Diogo Jota is unlikely to feature Liverpool this weekend after picking a foot injury during their win at Manchester United. Ozan Kabak sets to miss out with a muscular problem, giving Natt Philips another start alongside Rhys Williams. Therefore, it gives Fabinho freedom to operate in the middle of the park alongside Thiago Alcantara.
Crystal Palace Team News
Five players remain unavailable ahead of the trip, with Eberechi Eze (Achilles), Mamadou Sakho (thigh), Nathan Ferguson (knee), James McCarthur (calf), and Connor Wickman (strain) all out. Luka Milijovecic is another doubt.
Prediction and Odds
Liverpool will not be taking any chances this time round to make their top-four credentials official.
- Liverpool Win
- Goals Over 2.5
- Salah to Score