Liverpool vs. Crystal Palace – English Premier League, May 23, 2021

| May 21, 2021 6:26 am PDT

It looked unlikely just a few months ago, but now Liverpool holds its Champions League fate in its own hands as it prepares to face Crystal Palace on Sunday.

A win should be enough to finish in the top four and qualify for the prestigious tournament – unless Leicester scores much more against Spurs.

Liverpool vs. Crystal Palace Odds

Liverpool to Win-575
The Draw+500
Crystal Palace to Win+1300

There is no disguising how BetOnline thinks this one will go at the weekend.

The pricing seems fair, considering Liverpool needs to win to make sure of a top-four finish. Crystal Palace has been merely seeing out the last few weeks of the season after securing it’s Premier League status weeks ago.

Liverpool vs. Crystal Palace Preview

When Liverpool lost its sixth game in seven at the start of March, it dropped down to eighth in the Premier League and out of the European places entirely, let alone the Champions League berths. Since then, Jurgen Klopp’s team has won seven of nine without losing a single game.

It is that kind of form that has the club on the brink of qualifying for the Champions League when it had looked like a lost cause. That would have been a big news story just a season after winning the league. Klopp has had more than his fair share of injury problems this year. Still, anything but making the top competition would have been a notable failure.

Roy Hodgson will have other things on his mind as he gets ready for his last game as a head coach.

He announced he would be stepping away from Palace – and retiring from soccer – just before the midweek defeat to Arsenal and has received plenty of plaudits from across the Premier League.

His Crystal Palace team has not played particularly well in the last two months. It will have been glad that better results earlier in the season – and three far more limited sides at the foot of the table – meant that there has been no worries about relegation. Hodgson has many injuries to consider when picking his side, but all eyes will be on Liverpool.

My Liverpool vs. Crystal Palace Betting Pick

Pick
  • Liverpool to Win
    -575

It is probably more worthwhile to look at the goals markets rather than betting on Liverpool to win this game at these odds. I can’t see Palace getting anything from the game, so a totals bet – or markets relating to individual goal scorers – will have far more profit potential.

Dan Roberts
Dan Roberts

Dan Roberts is an experienced freelance writer specialising in sports and sports betting. He is particularly knowledgeable about world soccer, but also writes about football, basketball and cricket.

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