With the mood around Anfield continuing to soar and still the only side in the top-flight yet to taste defeat this season, Liverpool will look to widen their buffer at the top of the table when they travel to Selhurst Park on Saturday afternoon.
Picking up a 3-1 win over Manchester City prior to the international break, the Reds have now won each of their last six matches across all competitions and they now sit in pole position to lift their first Premier League title next year.
On the flip side, while the mood on Merseyside might continue to soar, Saturday’s hosts find themselves in the midst of an extended rut.
Suffering back-to-back 2-0 defeats against Chelsea and Leicester, Crystal Palace have now failed to win any of their last four top-flight matchups and Roy Hodgson will also be more than aware of his side’s continued issues against the league leaders.
Eventually falling to a 4-3 defeat against Liverpool at Anfield back in January, the Eagles have lost their last four Premier League matches against Saturday’s guests and a similar outcome can be found at 4/9 with 888sport.
Palace’s unenviable run continues
Handed a 2-0 defeat away at Frank Lampard’s youthful Chelsea a fortnight ago, Crystal Palace have now lost three of their last four Premier League matchups, a run that stems back to the start of October.
Despite entering October with some real momentum and briefly flirting with the European spots, Roy Hodgson’s men have now free-fallen out of the top half after an unenviable run of fixtures.
On their four-match winless run, Saturday’s hosts have faced off against Chelsea, Leicester, Arsenal, and the defending champions.
A huge part of Palace’s continued issues over the past six weeks has undoubtedly been their issues in the final third.
Drawing a blank in three of their last four and also failing to find the net in back-to-back matches at Selhurst Park, the former England boss has been incredibly vocal of his side’s toothless displays.
You might be interested to know that the Eagles can be found pencilled in at 6/5 with William Hill to draw another blank this weekend.
Sadio Mane to shine again?
Snatching three points off of Manchester City on Merseyside a fortnight ago, Jurgen Klopp’s side know that another victory this weekend can see them briefly extended their buffer at the top of the table to double digits.
One man who will certainly be relishing Saturday’s trip to Selhurst Park is Liverpool’s red-hot attacking talisman, Sadio Mane.
Finding the net against the defending champions prior to the break, the Senegal international has already recorded 11 strikes across all competitions this season and famously enjoys his matchups against the Eagles.
The Ballon d’Or nominee has remarkably found the net in each of his last four matches against Palace and can be found at 11/10 with Paddy Power to extend on that tally this weekend.
While the former Borussia Dortmund boss will be glad to have Mane fit and raring to go, Klopp does face a late fitness test on both Mohamed Salah and Andrew Robertson who are seen to be major doubts.