Crystal Palace vs LiverpoolEnglish Premier League, KO: 12:30 Dec 19, 2020, Selhurst Park
LIVERPOOL have climbed back to the top of the Premier League table and they will be looking to maintain their position at the summit of the standings when they lock horns with Crystal Palace on Saturday lunchtime
Roberto Firmino scored a last-gasp winner on Wednesday night to help the Reds leapfrog Tottenham to the top of the table, much to the delight of our man KevinMac who struck gold with his profitable match preview.
Jurgen Klopp's champs haven't been at their brilliant best this season but they continue to demonstrate a relentless desire to keep going in their bid to successfully defend their crown.
The Merseysiders, though, have taken just seven away points from a possible 18 this season, so Klopp and Co will be keen to cure their top-flight travel sickness when they head south to Selhurst Park on Saturday.
Crystal Palace, meanwhile, continue to punch above their weight under Roy Hodgson's astute management and having held Tottenham 1-1 last weekend the capital club will be confident of a similar outcome when Liverpool come calling.
The Eagles continued their encouraging start to the 2020/21 Premier League season with a hard-fought 1-1 draw at West Ham on Wednesday night.
Crystal Palace are winless in their last seven matches against Liverpool and the bookies expect that trend to continue here after pricing the hosts up at 11/2 with Bet 365.
Liverpool have drawn their last four away matches in the Premier League but an all square affair on Saturday is an unfancied 10/3 with Bet 365, while a Liverpool win is odds-on at 1/2 with the same firm.
Liverpool have notched up two or more strikes in 10 of their 13 top-flight tussles this term and that does bode well for a creaky Crystal Palace backline who are without a clean sheet since the opening weekend of the season.
With that in mind, I'll head to the Bet Builder market and combine at least one Liverpool goal and over one Crystal Palace card, a 20/23 shot with Bet Bet 365.
The Premier League pacesetters have scored in each of their 13 of their league matches this season and they will start the latest set of fixtures as the division's leading scorers.
What's more, 10 of the Reds 13 opponents to date have collected at least two cards when trying to shackle Klopp's star-studded side and I like the look of a repeat here when they come up against what is an ageing Crystal Palace team.
Klopp will be keen to see his side get back to winning ways on their travels this weekend and I fancy the reigning champions to record their first road success in five attempts.
However, backing Liverpool to win looks too short to put up, therefore, I'll happily throw in under 4.5 match goals to boost the price up to a much-more tempting 20/21 with Bet 365.
Taking this approach would have banked profit in seven of Liverpool's eight Premier League victories this season and I'm more than happy to support the same formula at Selhurst Park.
It's also worth noting that the above-mentioned combination has clicked in all five of Crystal Palace's defeats this term, and that only adds to the appeal of siding with a repeat in South London on Saturday.
This English Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Liverpool will be played on Dec 19, 2020 and kick off at 12:30. Check below for our tipsters best Crystal Palace vs Liverpool prediction.