With Manchester City delaying their title-winning party on Monday night, Liverpool will be desperate to make a return to winning ways when they welcome Crystal Palace to Anfield on Wednesday.
Eventually having to settle for a point in the Merseyside derby on their return to action last weekend, the Reds have found themselves in the midst of an extended rut either side of the enforced break.
On the flip side, while Jurgen Klopp’s men might have managed to win just one of their last five matches across all competitions, Palace marked their return in some style on Saturday night.
Picking up a 2-0 win away at relegation scrappers Bournemouth, the Eagles find themselves in the midst of a four-match Premier League winning run and have found a route into the top-half.
However, with Liverpool picking up a 2-1 win at Selhurst Park earlier in the season, you might be interested to know that 11 of the last 13 Premier League meetings between the two sides have seen over 2.5 goals by the final whistle. A similar outcome on Wednesday night can be found priced at 4/6 with William Hill.
Liverpool’s blip continues
With many feeling that they were lucky to have eventually left Goodison Park with a point intact, Liverpool will be desperate to wipe the slate clean after what was another sluggish display across Stanley Park.
Thankfully seeing the Toffees miss a string of late chances on Sunday night, Jurgen Klopp’s side have managed to win just one of their last five contests and also saw their Champions League charge come to a shock end at the hands of Atletico Madrid.
In fact, Liverpool have failed to win two of their last three Premier League games (W1 D1 L1) – as many as in their previous 38 (W36 D2).
If the champions-elect are to make a much-welcomed return to winning ways in midweek, then the former Borussia Dortmund boss will be calling on Sadio Mane to extend on his remarkable record against the Eagles.
Finding the net in South London when the two sides faced off earlier in the season, the Senegal ace has remarkably found the net in each of his last five Premier League meetings against Wednesday’s guests.
You might be interested to know that last year’s Golden Boot winner can be found priced at 17/20 with Ladbrokes to extend on their glittering tally at Anfield in midweek.
Elsewhere, having to limp off in the Merseyside derby over the weekend, Liverpool will be unable to call upon the versatile James Milner.
The Eagles flying high
Marking their return from the break with what eventually turned out to be a 2-0 win over Bournemouth on the road, the mood in Roy Hodgson’s camp should be at a real high as they travel to Anfield.
Breaking back into the top-half and some around South London even dreaming of what would be a stunning European charge, the Eagles now find themselves in the midst of a four-match Premier League winning run.
Enjoying arguably their brightest spell under the one-time England boss and now landing four clean sheets on the bounce, there is no doubt that Wednesday’s guests will be excited by Jordan Ayew’s recent displays at the other end of the pitch.
Marking his and Palace’s return from the enforced break with a strike at the Vitality, the 28-year-old has now bagged three Premier League goals in as many appearances either side of the break.
Enjoying his brightest ever top-flight scoring run and once again expected to lead the line in midweek, Ayew can be found priced as high as 5/1 with 888Sport to extend on his tally this week.