Liverpool took first place after defeating Tottenham, but Crystal Palace defeated MU & drew Tottenham this season.
Crystal Palace welcomes defending champions Liverpool to Selhurst Park in the earliest match of the 14th round of the Premier League, and this will be a match that will test whether Liverpool can maintain a winning form. They have just won a big 2-1 victory over Tottenham to recapture the top of the group, but there is still concern about home form.
Crystal Palace has only won 1/5 of the last Premier League game and the question of which face of Palace will appear on Saturday night is unpredictable. Their home form is very unstable with 2 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses, they are much better than last season in terms of scoring but after 13 rounds, they have yet to keep a clean sheet.
Liverpool came to meet Palace in the context that they did not win on away field for 3 months, with 5 matches in that series. Coach Jurgen Klopp’s team is capable of the 5th consecutive draw on away field, a series of matches they have never experienced since the end of 1991 when the Premier League was not born.
That is not to mention this match against Palace will take place on Saturday, just 2 days after they have just played Tottenham, as if the Premier League schedule deliberately drowned the defending champion. However, Selhurst Park is a good land for the red shirt team, they have won all the last 5 times, not to mention the last 13 away games in London Liverpool lost only once.
The good news for Liverpool is that Joel Matip and Naby Keita have returned to normal training and can play, while some other players have started to practice lightly even though they cannot play and the list of losses is still long. . Curtis Jones and Sadio Mane can be given a break, Jones has played very well over time but has played quite a few games, while Mane is going through 8 consecutive rounds without scoring.
Palace attackers have played well, but in this round they will lose Christian Benteke due to suspension, while Connor Wickham continues to be injured and Michy Batshuayi is also losing his form despite being well. Palace squad is expected to have many changes after the match in the middle of the week.
Palace is capable of shocking strong opponents and they have won MU and Tottenham from the beginning of the season, so Liverpool may face many difficulties. However, it depends on the effectiveness of the attack, because their defense is not good and it will be difficult to stop the visitors.
Prediction: Liverpool won 2-1.