Crystal Palace and Liverpool both had dream start to their English Premier League campaign and will be looking for more of the same as the season progresses. The Eagles will host Liverpool for their 2nd fixture of the season.
The Eagles started off their English Premier League campaign in the best way possible. Crystal Palace had a great preseason with 5 straight wins leading to their opening day fixture against the newly promoted Fulham. Goals from Zaha and Schlupp helped the Eagles to take all three points from the fixture against Fulham. Crystal Palace are boosted by the signing of a new long term contract by their star man, Zaha. Palace are likely to field the same team that played against Fulham after their impressive performance which means new signing, Cheikh Kouyate will have to wait at least another week for his first start for the club in a competitive fixture. Scott Dann is also ruled out of the fixture after a knee injury.
Liverpool had arguably the best transfer window this summer and put that on show against West Ham United as they thrashed the Londoners 5-0 in the opening game of the season. Liverpool lost just once in their 9 preseason games and have carried their lethal form into the English Premier League. With Salah leading the line, Liverpool are likely to continue their winning ways against Crystal Palace. Liverpool currently top the league table after one game and will be eager to retain their place when they face Crystal Palace.
Liverpool don’t have very fond memories at Selhurst Park as they threw away 3 goals lead to draw 3-3 that ended their title pursuit in 2013-14 campaign. Liverpool have won 27 times compared to the Eagles’ 14 wins. Liverpool pulled a double against Palace last season a feat that Eagles will be desperate to avoid.
Liverpool look firm favorites heading into the fixture. Crystal Palace are known for their surprise wins against Liverpool but it is very unlikely to happen after the summer recruitment and the way they have settled under Klopp.
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