Although their celebration has been delayed, a win on Wednesday will put the Reds one game away from clinching their first EPL title in 30 years.
Liverpool looks to take one step closer to their first English Premier League title since 1990, when they host Crystal Palace on Wednesday at 3:15 p.m. ET. Unsurprisingly, Liverpool is the heavy favourite at -401 on the soccer odds board, a Crystal Palace upset win is at +1000 and a draw is at +438.
Liverpool vs. Crystal Palace Soccer Odds
Liverpool’s 27 EPL wins have helped them hit 83 points this season, giving them a 20-point lead ahead of second place Manchester City. Although their celebration has been delayed by three months, a win on Wednesday will put the Reds one game away from clinching their first EPL title in 30 years.
Crystal Palace’s 2-0 road-win over Bournemouth, on Saturday, vaulted them into the top half of the EPL standings. On track to finish with their best EPL season ever, Palace comes into Liverpool on their longest EPL win streak ever, four matches.
Liverpool Odds and News
Expect a different Liverpool team than the sluggish side who left Everton with a scoreless draw on Sunday. The biggest boost for Liverpool will be the return of Mohamed Salah, whose presence on the bench on Sunday suggests he is healthy and fit.
Salah will need to chase his third straight EPL Golden Boot without midfielder James Milner and defender Joel Matip, who both left Sunday’s match early. They join midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri and defender Nathaniel Clyne as key Liverpool injuries. It is not all bad on the injury front though, as defender Andy Robertson is expected to join Salah in returning from injury on Wednesday.
It’s been pure domination for Liverpool over Palace in recent history. Liverpool has won six of the past seven matches between the two sides, including the last four-straight. In fact, Liverpool has not lost to any team at home since April 2017. Can you guess the opponent? Crystal Palace.
Crystal Palace Odds and News
Coming into Wednesday’s match relatively healthy, Crystal Palace is still suffering some injuries on the back end. Defenders James Tomkins, Martin Kelly and Jeffery Schlupp will all be out Wednesday, due to injury.
Crystal Palace is still very much in the hunt for a Champions League berth next season and with six of their last eight games coming against teams higher up in the standings, Wednesday will be a measuring stick match.
This will be Palace’s toughest match this season, but coming out with a win will put the rest of the league on notice to not underestimate this middle-of-the-pack team, down the stretch.
Liverpool vs. Crystal Palace Score Prediction
Liverpool 3, Crystal Palace 0