In the Champions League Liverpool secured a 3-2 victory over AC Milan and now returns to Premier League action on Saturday with the visit of Crystal Palace to Anfield. Meanwhile, the Eagles travel to Merseyside looking to build on their 3-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur last weekend. Here is everything you need to know about Liverpool vs Crystal Palace football prediction, team news, and lineup for the Premier League match of the season.
Having missed the 3-2 win over AC Milan in midweek Roberto Firmino has yet to make an appearance for Liverpool this season.
Sadio Mane, Thiago, and Virgil van Dijk did not play in the Champions League in midweek but will almost certainly start here.
In all previous eight games against Palace, Mane has scored goals.
Michael Olise and Luka Milivojevic made their first appearances of the season as substitutes in the last weekend’s 3-0 win over Tottenham.
Odsonne Edouard scored twice from the bench in a memorable debut last time out and will undoubtedly be unleashed right away here.
No other changes are expected from last weekend aside from Edouard’s full debut.
Liverpool vs Crystal Palace Prediction
Liverpool has won four of their last first games of the season, and in the last Champions League match the Reds defeated AC Milan.
Crystal Palace smashed London rivals Tottenham Hotspur in a recent 3-0 victory. Unfortunately, they’ve now lost to Liverpool eight times straight.
Going forward, Palace should have a more clinical attacking edge, with Edouard, Zaha, and Conor Gallagher all proving to be worthy sources of goals under the Vieira revolution.
Facing an 11-man Liverpool side could be too much for a team that has historically struggled in this fixture, as impressive as their win over Tottenham was. 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