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Liverpool vs Crystal Palace 19 August 2017: EPL Preview and Predictions

Game
Liverpool (0-1-0) Crystal Palace (0-0-1)
Date & Time Saturday August 19, 2017, 10:00 AM (EDT)
The Line
Liverpool (2/5) Draw (22/5) Crystal Palace (10/1)
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Soccer | Liverpool (0-1-0) Crystal Palace (0-0-1)

Liverpool did not have a good start to the season as they failed to get a win in the opening game of the season. Their opposition this week also had a bad start after Crystal Palace were beaten comfortably at home by a newly promoted side. This game will be a chance for both sides to get some valuable points on the board.

Crystal Palace has been very good away from home at Liverpool as they have won this fixture for the past two years. This side is still setting up their new system under their new manager and although it is still a work in progress, there are sure signs of improvement. This will be a tough game for them to win but perhaps the occasion might just inspire the likes of Benteke and Zaha to put together great performances.

Liverpool looks very shaky in defense and this is starting to cause them a lot of problems. Their goalkeepers are not up to the level they need to be and the defenders lack discipline. On the brighter note, new singing, Salah, is working well with like the likes of Sane. Coutinho looks like he will leave the club but that is not a big worry for them in my opinion since the defense is the issue.

I am going to say that Liverpool wins this game but I am not sure since the Reds are not reliable enough. As a result, I would prefer to not bet on this market. The over 2,5 goals seem like a much better bet since neither defense is solid and they both can score goals. This is a pretty safe bet in my opinion so I will be placing quite a large stake.

 

Pick:
Over 2.5 goals

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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