Live match preview – C Palace vs Liverpool 19.12.2020

Team news and stats ahead of Crystal Palace vs Liverpool in the Premier League on Saturday; kick start 12.30pm.

Team news

Crystal Palace he will be without Christian Benteke for the Liverpool Premier League champions’ visit on Saturday.

Belgium have been ruled out of Wednesday’s draw at West Ham for two saveable offenses and will face a one-game ban this weekend, but Nathaniel Clyne, Gary Cahill and Jeffrey Schlupp are eligible for enough to start.

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Roy Hodgson decided to take the trio out of the starting XI in midweek for precautionary reasons, but Wayne Hennessey (thigh), Nathan Ferguson (knee), Martin Kelly, Mamadou Sakho (the two calves) and Connor Wickham (thigh) selected) for the groove against the Reds.

Liverpool Defender Joel Matip is expected to qualify after missing a midweek win over Tottenham due to a back spasm.

Midfielder Naby Keita would have a rare start, having been on the bench on Wednesday, but with eight days to go until their next game manager Jurgen Klopp, he will keep faith with most of the line-up. his start from the Spurs game.

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Thiago Alcantara is expected to return to team training next week after two months out with a knee injury expected to contend in early January, with James Milner (hamstring) and Xherdan Shaqiri (muscle). ) shuts in when they return.

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Jones knows forecasting

A trip to Selhurst Park has never been popular, especially when a team is expected to get the highest points – with Liverpool 1/2 on offer to win away with Sky Bet. These are games for the top teams where it’s important to get out there with results.

If you offered the scrappiest of 1-0 wins to Jurgen Klopp now, it would shake your hand.

But winning on the road will not come to Liverpool anymore. They have taken the numbers away in just three of their 12 days away in the last Premier League, falling 20 points in that time. Recent draws by Fulham and Brighton fall into that category, games where Liverpool ‘s usual intense performance levels were so low that they lost the’ xG battle ‘in both games to a total of 2.13 vs. 4.74.

I can’t contact them at times here – there’s a better way for your bank to promote a Christmas pledge.

And, I liked what I saw from Crystal Palace at West Ham on Wednesday night. It took a minute of real quality from Sebastian Haller to break them down, otherwise Palace didn’t have many moments of trouble with the Hammers recording an expected goal figure of 0.49 – this was despite one having a win for 20 minutes.

Teams have not drawn more 1-1 games than Liverpool and Palace this season – that’s the smart play.


Stats Opta

  • Since returning to the Premier League in 2013, Crystal Palace have not kept a clean sheet in any of their 14 league games against Liverpool (W4 D1 L9), with the Eagles losing all six their last in a series against the Reds.
  • Liverpool have won all five of their last away Premier League games against Crystal Palace – just against Norwich (7, following) and Aston Villa (6, 2011-2019) which they won more later on the road in the tournament.
  • Liverpool have lost just one of their last 13 Premier League away games in London (W8 D4), going down 1-2 at Arsenal last season. They have lost just four of their 27 league games in the capital under Jurgen Klopp, with each loss coming against different sides (West Ham, Tottenham, Chelsea, Arsenal).
  • Liverpool have won their last league game before Christmas in three of their last four seasons (D1) since their 0-3 win over Watford in December 2015.
  • Crystal Palace have held just one clean sheet in their last 21 Premier League games, a 1-0 win over Southampton in their first game of 2020-21. Their current 12-game run without closing is the worst since a 14-game run between May and November 2017.
  • Liverpool are unbeaten in their last five league games (D4 L1), drawing each of their last four in a row. They went last six games without a league win on the road in January 2011, and the Reds last drew five such games back in December 1991 under Graeme Souness.

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