Two teams that made strong starts in the Premier League last week will now clash against one another. Crystal Palace will play host to Liverpool on Monday, in the final match of the 2nd Match-day. Both teams will look to grab the three points here, and we are in for a spectacular match.
Date/Time: 8-20-2018, 15:00 EDT
Spread: Crystal Palace +1.25
Total: 3 Goals
Crystal Palace (1-0-0) are coming off a strong win in their season opener against Fulham on the road. However, it did not come easy, as their opponents made a great start in that match. Even so, it was Crystal Palace who took the lead at the 41st minute, when Schlupp scored off van Aanholt’s assist. The second half was more balanced, but Crystal Palace were dead serious with their scoring chances. They had six shots on the opposing target, and Wilfried Zaha eventually sealed the three points with a goal at the 79th minute. Crystal Palace would now like to grab at least a point against Liverpool in order to continue their great start.
Liverpool (1-0-0) were electrifying in their first match of the season, where they destroyed West Ham by 0-4. Mohamed Salah opened his tab in the Premier League early in the season, taking the lead at the 19th minute. Sadio Mane extended that lead at the stoppage time of the first half, and extended that at the 53rd. West Ham were not very threatening at all, as Liverpool scored yet another goal at the 88th minute with Sturridge. Liverpool can make a great impact in the Premier League this season, especially with the reinforcements they got during the summer.
Liverpool came back from one goal behind to eventually win by 2-1 in this venue last season. They won by 0-1 at home in the first round, and four of the last five against Crystal Palace. Results in this venue have been pretty balanced (4-4-2), but Liverpool have won each of the last four.
Each of the last seven matches in this venue featured goals from both sides and Over 2.5 Goals. Moreover, 11 of the last 12 matches between the two featured goals from both sides and at least Over 2.5 Goals. I will gladly take the Over 3 Goals here, in a match that can easily feature four or five goals.
Premier League Crystal Palace vs Liverpool Prediction: Over 3 Goals (-107)
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