Mon, May 5, 2:30pm by Clarinda Campbell
Match: Crystal Palace ($8.50), Draw ($4.50), Liverpool ($1.40) – EPL Week 37
When/Where: 5:00am (AEST), Tuesday, May 6 at Selhurst Park
Bet on Crystal Palace vs. Liverpool: IASbet.com
The title race has taken a turn on the home straight. Manchester City has climbed back to the top after its win against Everton. Liverpool is on equal points with City and needs the win to step back into the prime position.
Liverpool defeated the 11th-placed Crystal Palace 3-1 back in October of last year. In that game, Liverpool scored all three goals in the first 38 minutes with Gerrard, Sturridge and Suarez all in on the action.
Liverpool has scored in 17 of its 18 away games this season with a huge 61 goals in its last 17 EPL games in London. Comparing the two teams, Liverpool has scored 96 goals this season and Crystal Palace has scored just 28.
Here’s a look at Liverpool’s top scoring chances for this match and the odds on offer.
Luis Suarez – Suarez has scored 30 goals this season with an average of one goal per game. He has scored more goals then Crystal Palace has scored for the season. Of those goals, 21 have come against teams currently in the bottom half of the competition. Suarez is $1.62 with IASbet.com ($1.52 with Sportingbet) to score at any time during the match. In first goal-scorer betting, he is $4.00 with IASbet.com. History is on Suarez’s side. He was the first goal-scorer the last time Liverpool met Crystal Palace.
Daniel Sturridge – Sturridge has partnered well with Suarez this season and the other half of the Liverpool attack has netted 20 goals, which is an average of just under one goal per game. Sturridge is $1.91 with Centrebet.com to score a goal at any time ($1.80 with Sportsbet). If you like him for first goal-scorer, he is $4.50 with all bookmakers.
Steven Gerrard – the attacking midfielder has 13 goals to his credit this season. In Liverpool’s last match he scored a goal off a penalty. In betting he is $3.00 with Sportsbet.com.au to score at any time and $8.00 with IASbet to be the first one to put the ball into the back of the net.
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