On Saturday, Liverpool returns to Premier League action as they will welcome Crystal Palace to Anfield, after Champions League enthralling 3-2 victory over AC Milan. The Eagles travel to Merseyside looking to build on their 3-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur last weekend. Here is our expert guess on Liverpool vs Crystal Palace football prediction, team news, and lineup for the Premier League match of the season.
Roberto Firmino has not appeared in any Liverpool game this season and has also missed the 3-2 win over AC Milan in midweek.
In the midweek Champions League match Sadio Mane, Thiago, and Virgil van Dijk did not play but will almost certainly start here.
Mane has scored in all eight of his previous games against Palace.
In last weekend’s victory over Tottenham, Michael Olise and Luka Milivojevic played first time in the season as substitutes.
In a memorable debut, last time out Odsonne Edouard scored twice from the bench and will undoubtedly be unleashed right away here.
Aside from Edouard’s full debut, no other changes are expected from last weekend.
Liverpool vs Crystal Palace Prediction
Liverpool played a five-goal thriller in the Champions League in midweek against AC Milan. The Reds have won four of their first five games this season.
In the last Champions League game against Tottenham, Crystal Palace has won a 3-0 victory. In previous meetings against Liverpool, they have lost right games in a row.
With Edouard, Zaha, and Conor Gallagher all proving to be worthy sources of goals under the Vieira revolution Palace should have a more clinical attacking edge going forward.
As impressive as their win over Tottenham was, facing an 11-man Liverpool side could be too much for a team that has historically struggled in this fixture, and we expect the Reds to neutralize their opponents’ attacking forces during a straightforward victory.
Liverpool possible starting lineup: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Van Dijk, Matip, Robertson; Fabinho, Henderson, Thiago; Salah, Jota, Mane
Crystal Palace possible starting lineup: Guaita; Ward, Andersen, Guehi, Mitchell; McArthur, Kouyate, Gallagher; Ayew, Edouard, Zaha
Our Prediction: Liverpool 2-0 Crystal Palace