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Crystal Palace vs Liverpool. Premier League.

Selhurst ParkAttendance25,486.

Crystal Palace 1

  • W Zaha (82nd minute)

Liverpool 2

  • S Mané (49th minute)
  • R Firmino (85th minute)

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Friday 22 November 2019 13:51, UK

Wilfried Zaha has shaken off a hamstring concern to be passed fit
Image: Wilfried Zaha has shaken off a hamstring concern to be passed fit

Team news, key stats and prediction ahead of Crystal Palace vs Liverpool in the Premier League.

Team news

Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha and defender Joel Ward have both been passed fit for the clash at Selhurst Park.

The Ivory Coast international sustained a foot injury during the 2-0 defeat at Chelsea, while Ward was substituted due to a groin strain at Stamford Bridge, but Roy Hodgson has a fully fit squad.

Mohamed Salah and Andrew Robertson are set to miss the game for Liverpool after failing to recover from ankle injuries while Joel Matip is struggling with a knee injury.

Mohamed Salah 1:22
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says the club must be sensible in their handling of Mohamed Salah's ankle injury

However, Jordan Henderson is set to return after illness during the international break and Xherdan Shaqiri has returned to training after missing the last two months with a calf injury.

Liverpool are also hopeful that Joe Gomez will be fit to play after he was forced to miss England's win over Kosovo on Sunday with a knee problem.

A look at some of the key stats surrounding this weekend's Premier League action, including Chelsea's trip to Man City and José Mourinho returning to the Premier League as Tottenham manager. 2:03
A look at some of the key stats surrounding this weekend's Premier League action, including Chelsea's trip to Man City and Jose Mourinho returning to the Premier League as Tottenham manager

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Opta stats

  • Crystal Palace have lost six of their last seven Premier League meetings with Liverpool (W1), including each of the last four in a row. They'd won the previous three in a row before this run.
  • Liverpool have won their last four away league games against Crystal Palace, more than they had in their previous 12 against the Eagles in the top-flight (W3 D5 L4).
  • Liverpool are unbeaten in their last seven Premier League games in London since a 0-1 loss at Chelsea in May 2018 (W4 D3). It's their longest unbeaten run in the capital in the top-flight since a run of 16 between May 1987 and October 1989.
  • Liverpool are unbeaten in 29 Premier League games (W24 D5) - only four times in the competition's history has a side had a longer unbeaten run in the competition: Arsenal (49, May 2003-Oct 2004), Chelsea (40, Oct 2004-Oct 2005), Arsenal (30, Dec 2001-Oct 2002) and Man City (30, Apr 2017-Jan 2018).
  • Crystal Palace have lost three of their last four Premier League games, all by a 0-2 scoreline. The other finished 2-2 at Arsenal with the Eagles also having been 0-2 down in that match.
  • Liverpool have had more different goalscorers than any other side in the Premier League this season (13), while Crystal Palace have had the fewest (4). Indeed, Liverpool have used just 18 different outfield players this season, meaning 72% of them have found the net for the Reds this season, another league-high (21% for Crystal Palace, also a league-low).
  • Crystal Palace haven't lost three consecutive home league games since March 2018, with the third game in that run back then coming against Liverpool (1-2).
  • Liverpool's Sadio Mané has scored seven goals in nine Premier League games against Crystal Palace, more than he has vs any other side.
  • Liverpool's Sadio Mané has scored in each of his last four Premier League games against Crystal Palace - the only players to score in five consecutive games against an opponent for the Reds in the competition are Michael Owen against Newcastle and Luis Suárez against Norwich.
  • Liverpool's Mohamed Salah has scored more winning goals than any other player in the Premier League this season (4), including netting the decisive goal in their 3-1 win against Manchester City last time out.
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Charlie Nicholas' prediction

We keep tipping Liverpool to slip up and they aren't doing it, despite not being at the top of their game and showing they are an efficient machine. Crystal Palace have been awkward for Liverpool in past.

Their players have been travelling a lot and there is no rest for Liverpool. Virgil van Dijk should be back after missing the last Netherlands game for personal reasons and Jurgen Klopp needs to get by with same three because there is no reason to change it up. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is fighting fit and looking as though he deserves a starting berth and with Andy Robertson not playing for Scotland, he should be fit too.

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Dare I say, Christian Benteke may be a threat to his old team? He needs goals badly and it is something to consider, but I think Liverpool will edge it.

CHARLIE PREDICTS: 1-2 (15/2 with Sky Bet)

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