In the final second-round match of the Premier League, it’s home team, Crystal Palace v Liverpool. Both teams won in the first round, and we, therefore, expect a very exciting game with many chances on both sides.
Our Tips and Predictions For This Game:
Liverpool is the firm favourite here, but the odds on their win are too low. Since we expect a very open game, and Crystal Palace is playing at home, we think that the value bet is in Total Shots on Target by Home Team. 888sport offers 2.10 on Crystal Palace over 3.5, and we think that they will shoot at least four times on Alisson’s goal.
Crystal Palace opened this season with a great 2-0 win away at Fulham. Even though they had just 34% ball possession, they managed to get 10 shot attempts with 9 of them on target. Roy Hodgson’s side always looked for the best shooting opportunity, and many shots came from a distance. They will play a similar game this time again, and we believe they will have at least four shots on target.
In the first-round match, Liverpool thrashed West Ham 4-0 at Anfield. The Reds dominated the game, took 18 shots (8 on goal) with a 65% ball possession. On the other hand, their opponents played very defensively and took just 5 shots, 2 of them at goal. Liverpool’s defence is leaky at the start of the season and they give their opponents many opportunities to shoot from outside the box. The main weakness is with Naby Keita as a defensive midfielder; the man who should prevent those shots that haven’t quite fit in 100% yet.
Crystal Palace last 5 games:
Liverpool last 5 games:
Reasons For and Against The Tip:
✓ Crystal Palace defended in the first round away at Fulham and they still managed to get 9 shots on goal.
✓ Liverpool tends to give their opponents chances to shoot from outside the box.
✘ Liverpool will have ball possession over 65% and Crystal Palace might defend heavily if they manage to play 0-0 as long as possible.
Tip: Total Shots on Target by Home Team Over 3.5
Odds: 2.10 @ 888sport
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