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Crystal Palace vs Liverpool - 8/20/18 English Premier League Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Liverpool vs Crystal Palace
Date & Time Monday August 20, 2018, 3:00 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Liverpool -250 / Draw +375 / Crystal Palace +600 -- Over/Under: 2.5
TV Channel
NBC
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Soccer | Liverpool vs Crystal Palace
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Liverpool had a flying start to the Premier League season as they thrashed West Ham United at home. This weekend they will look to repeat that form as they take on Crystal Palace away from home at Selhurst Park. This fixture has often caused big upsets so it will be interesting to see if that trend continues.

Crystal Palace won their first game of the season away from home as they beat Fulham 2-0 at Craven Cottage. That win was very impressive and it showed the great balance in the Crystal Palace side. Wilfried Zaha was back scoring and that is a huge boost for the Eagles because it shows that their best player is in good form. Similarly, Christian Benteke also looked good which means that the Eagles have a very good attacking unit. The defense did its job with the goalkeeper, Wayne Hennessey the big hero. This match will be a much bigger test which Crystal Palace will try to use the home crowd to pass.

Liverpool, on the other hand, were very impressive. The Reds won 4-0 with all the players clicking. There seems to be a good atmosphere surrounding Liverpool and the players seem to be enjoying their football. This is a great asset since it means the chemistry among the players is good. This will be a harder match than their opening round fixture since Crystal Palace are in good form and Selhurst Park is never an easy play to visit. That being said, the likes of Salah, Mane and Roberto Firmino should be too much for Crystal Palace to handle.

I am going to pick Liverpool winning. They are the better side and they should be more than good enough to win this game. We are not getting the right price to wager on Liverpool winning so I would avoid betting on the outright result. The best bet is the over 2.5 goals which should win since both teams love scoring goals.  

 

Pick:
Liverpool

Based in multiple cities around the world, Avijoy is a sports writer and handicapper with over 10 years experience. Avijoy has been at Sports Chat Place since 2015 and has been covering tennis and soccer. With a degree in statistics, Avijoy provides detailed mathematical edges which allow him to be successful in predicting winners on a consistent basis.   

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