Competition: Premier League – Crystal Palace vs. Liverpool
Venue: Selhurst Park – Sunday, March 6 – 13:30 GMT (08:30 ET)
Match Odds: Crystal Palace 13/5 – Draw 23/10 – Liverpool 23/20
Form suggests that Palace are currently the worst team in the league after they saw their winless streak stretch to 11 with a draw away to Sunderland in the week.
Despite being nine points clear of the relegation zone, Alan Pardew and his team will be wary that unless things change soon, they may be fighting for survival in the final weeks of the campaign.
Crystal Palace’s Premier League record: P28 – W9 – D6 – L13Embed from Getty Images
Liverpool have arguably been the most impressive team over the last couple of weeks and are now only six points off the top four.
A 3-0 win over Manchester City on Wednesday saw the Merseyside club close the gap on their top four rivals. The win of course followed up the agonising loss on penalties to City in the League Cup final last Sunday, and that resilience will have delighted Jurgen Klopp.
After scoring nine goals in their last two Premier League games and conceding none, Liverpool are in the best form of their season and look on course for a serious push for Europe.
Liverpool’s record in the Premier League: P27 – W11 – D8 – L8Embed from Getty Images
Crystal Palace remain hopeful Wayne Hennessey and Connor Wickham can both shake off knocks to start. Jason Puncheon and James McArthur are both out.
Liverpool will of course still be without Joe Gomez and Danny Ings, who both have season-ending injuries. Mamadou Sakho (head) is a doubt but Lucas Leiva (thigh strain) is ruled out so Klopp’s problems at the back continue.
Crystal Palace’s last five: L/D/L/L/D
Liverpool’s last five: W/L/D/W/W
Key Stat: Crystal Palace are yet to win in the Premier League in 2016.
Key Player: Roberto Firmino – The Brazilian is flourishing under Jurgen Klopp and is given the freedom to create all over the final third. With his freedom of movement, it will be hard for the Palace defence to track him and so you can expect him to manipulate space and cause them problems on Sunday.Embed from Getty Images
Crystal Palace 0-2 Liverpool – Form doesn’t often lie and this Palace side are struggling to look convincing enough to win in the league. Liverpool rolled over a very good Manchester City side in midweek, so we’re expecting an easy away win.