Liverpool vs Crystal Palace: Prediction, kick off time, TV, live stream, team news, lineups, h2h results, odds

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Liverpool are today on course to complete a remarkable end-of-season run-in by qualifying for the Champions League, as Crystal Palace bid farewell to Roy Hodgson.

Crystal Palace stand between Liverpool and the top four, with Jurgen Klopp’s Reds hitting form at exactly the right time to capitalise on Leicester City’s poor run-in.

Liverpool beat Burnley 3-0 on Wednesday to leapfrog Leicester into fourth place on goal difference, and a +4 advantage means the Reds only have to match Leicester’s result on the final day of the season.

As for Palace, Roy Hodgson is stepping down as manager this summer, and this visit to Anfield is his final game as Eagles boss - so don’t rule out some late drama in the top four race courtesy of a Palace team motivated to give Hodgson a fitting send-off.

Date, kick-off time and venue

Liverpool vs Crystal Palace is scheduled for a 4pm BST kick-off on Sunday, May 23, 2021.

Fans will be back at Anfield following the easing of coronavirus restrictions in England.

Where to watch Liverpool vs Crystal Palace

TV channel: The match will be televised on Sky Sports Main Event.

Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers will be able to watch the match online via the website or Sky Go app.

Liverpool vs Crystal Palace team news

Liverpool’s injury list remains substantial, with Jordan HendersonJoel Matip, Joe Gomez, Ozan Kabak, Virgil van Dijk and Ben Davies sidelined. Naby Keita and Diogo Jota are unlikely to be available, but have a small chance of being included.

As for Palace, Christian Benteke is a doubt along with Luka Milivojevic, Tyrick Mitchell and Scott Dann. Mamadou Sakho, James McArthur, Connor Wickham and Nathan Ferguson are out, while Eberechi Eze has suffered a serious Achilles injury and will be sidelined for months.

Liverpool vs Crystal Palace lineups

Liverpool predicted XI (4-3-3): Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Phillips, Rhys Williams, Robertson, Thiago, Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Salah, Firmino, Mane

Crystal Palace predicted XI (4-4-2): Guaita, Ward, Tomkins, Cahill, Mitchell, Kouyate, McCarthy, Schlupp, Townsend, Benteke, Zaha

Liverpool vs Crystal Palace prediction

Palace will want to send off Hodgson with one final famous away win, but Liverpool’s experience and quality should tell. The Eagles faded late on against Arsenal, and there could be similar late drama at Anfield.

Liverpool 3-1 Palace

Head to head (h2h) history and results

  • Liverpool wins: 15

  • Crystal Palace wins: 5

  • Draws: 3

  • Last meeting: Crystal Palace 0-7 Liverpool (19/12/2020)

Betting odds and tips

  • Liverpool win: 1/7

  • Draw: 13/2

  • Crystal Palace win: 16/1

  • Liverpool to win and over 4/5 goals: 23/10

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