Crystal Palace vs Liverpool (By: Stanioooo)
Crystal Palace host Liverpool in the 2nd round of England Premier league.
Both teams started with impressive wins in the 1st round- Crystal Palace beat Fulham 2:0 away from home, while Liverpool hammered the Hammers with 4:0 after brilliant display in attacking positions. So now, it's time for a match where the goals are almost guaranteed. I am sure Roy Rodgson' team will not give up too easy at home against Jurgen Klopp' side. Liverpool are big favourites in this clash, maybe they are the second best in England right now just behind Man City, but it's too early in the season and surprises are more than possible to happen. We saw how Brighton surprised Man United once again yesterday, so I don't want to hurry up too easy with Liverpool in this match.
The guests are the favourites to win and that's understandable with such an attacking power. They have some problems in defense and we know this is their main weakness for a long time. Simone Mignolet is doubtful, while Dejan Lovren will also not play in this match. Joel Matip is doubtful, which gives even less options in defense. Fabinho is doubtful, while Alex Oxlade Chamberlain will miss the game for sure. OK, they strenghten the GK position with Alisson, but with defense which is looking to be Robertson, Dijk, Gomez and Arnold, I think they can easily receive a goal against Palace. When we add the fact these two teams very often make matches with BTTS+ winner, I see as a very good option to try BTTS+over 2.5 goals here.
Mane loves to score against Palace in the last couple of years, while Benteke usually makes the same thing for Palace against the Reds. With Benteke and Zaha in attack, supported by Schlupp and very creative midfielder like Milivojevic, I see the hosts absolutely capable of scoring at least one time tonight. Their defense is not the best part of the team and Liverpool can easily score two or even more goals with Mane, Salah and Firmino in forward positions. They are not the only threat, of course, Liverpool have also good midfield and a defender like van Dijk, who can play brilliantly with header after corner or free kicks. So, danger can come from almost everywhere.
I see also as a good option to play Liverpool+ over or Liverpool+BTTS, but it's the start of the season and don't want to risk too much here. Yesterday I tried my luck with two away wins, I wasn't confident about Rapid, I just knew there will be a winner and it happened to be LASK Linz in a very close match, but I gave a lot of credit to Midtjylland to win away from home and it hurts a lot when the pick fails in the extra time.. So I will try to concentrate even more this week with a couple of right predictions and hope the luck will keep my back when it's needed. I'm going to start with over 2.5 goals and BTTS in this match!
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