|Liverpool vs Crystal Palace EPL Betting Odds and Game Info|
|EPL odds||Liverpool -588.24 at BetOnline | Draw +750 | Crystal Palace +1600|
|When||Monday, May 24 at 1am AEST|
|Where||Anfield – Liverpool, Merseyside|
|Watch Live||Optus Sport|
Liverpool play host to Crystal Palace at Anfield on Monday (AEST) as the 2020/21 English Premier League season comes to a close.
The matchup comes with top-four implications for the Reds, who need a win to secure automatic qualification into the UEFA Champions League. With Liverpool sitting fourth and level on points with fifth-placed Leicester City, anything short of a win could prove costly.
The Eagles will need a sharp form reversal heading to Anfield after a 3-1 loss to Arsenal at home in their Matchday 37 fixture. Palace will also have a point to prove, as they were dismantled by the reigning champs to the tune of 7-0 in the reverse fixture earlier in the season.
Liverpool are red-hot favourites with soccer bookmakers at -588.24 to finish their season with a win at home and thus confirm their spot in the Champions League, whereas Palace are rank outsiders with +1600 on offer for them to cause one of the upsets of the season.
Liverpool vs Crystal Palace match analysis
Liverpool are on a four-match winning streak that has put them in prime position to qualify for the UEFA Champions League. The Reds entered the top four when disposing of Burnley with a 3-0 at Turf Moor in their midweek fixture. Liverpool are keeping Leicester out of fourth place on goal difference, so they cannot afford a slip-up this weekend.
Prior to their midweek loss to Arsenal, Palace had strung together two wins on the bounce by taking down Sheffield United and then Aston Villa. The match against Liverpool will be Roy Hodgson’s last as the gaffer of the Eagles, and he will be wanting a much better performance than they put up earlier in the year against Liverpool. One positive is that striker Christian Benteke has four goals when facing Liverpool at Anfield, second only to Andrew Cole (eight) for most goals by a visiting player.
Liverpool vs Crystal Palace betting tips
Sadio Mane to score 2+ goals
Sadio Mane is set to become the second player in Premier League history to score in eight consecutive matches against a particular club when he lines up against Palace this weekend. It has been two games since Mane put the ball in the back of the net, which was against Southampton back on May 9. We expect him to end his season on a high with two or more goals.
Sadio Mane 2+ goals
Liverpool to score 4+ goals
You do not have to go too far back in the domestic season to see that Liverpool netted four goals against Manchester United just over a week ago. The Reds will be looking to end their up-and-down domestic season on a high with a big haul of goals against Palace. Liverpool have netted four or more goals in two of their last three encounters.
Liverpool 4+ goals
Same game multi: 3 legs @ $12.77
Needing a win to book their ticket into the UCL, we expect Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool to be far too strong for Crystal Palace in Roy Hodgson’s last match as manager. Sadio Mane has netted in each of his last seven matches against Palace, and we expect him to continue that run as the Reds claim a big win.
Over 4.5 goals / Liverpool 4+ goals / Mane 2+ goals