Following an impressive comeback win in the Champions League, Liverpool will host Crystal Palace at Anfield. Klopp’s men remain unbeaten so far in the Premier League. On the other side, Crystal Palace had an impressive victory in their last game against Tottenham Hotspur.
Can Liverpool continue their unbeaten run or will Crystal Palace continue their impressive form and claim another victory?
Let’s have a look at a few stats to understand who stands a better chance.
Liverpool currently sit in the third position having won three and drawn one. They top the xG chart with an expected goal per 90 value of 2.57. The team is looking strong and the current form of Salah, Jota and Mane is expected to give them an edge over their opponents.
On the other hand, Crystal Palace stands with an xG per 90 value of 0.95, they have been struggling to create a good xG and xT however in their previous game, Odsonne Edouard made an impressive debut for Palace as he scored twice to lead his team to a victory. It would be interesting to see Zaha and Edouard performance against the Reds.
The Eagles stand ahead of the Reds in the dribbles with a successful value of 30.61 while Liverpool stands with a dribbles per 90 value of 27.32. The last game saw the Eagles making some successful dribbles throughout the game. Though the stats are close enough yet it would be interesting to see which side plays to its strength.
The Eagles have an edge on the defensive duels chart as well with a defensive duels per 90 value of 58.83 and Liverpool following two places behind with a defensive duels per 90 value of 54.87. Crystal Palace have been successful in pushing their opponent back in their previous game however it would be interesting to see if they will be able to stop the attacking Reds.
Overall, Liverpool has been a better side in terms of attacking while Crystal Palace has been good defensively. Liverpool will be playing without their young midfielder Harvey Elliott after he suffered a dislocated ankle against Leeds United last weekend. Meanwhile, for Crystal Palace Jeffrey Schlupp, Nathan Ferguson and Eberechi Eze will miss the match due to injury. It will be interesting to see Liverpool try to grab another win and make a progressive step ahead in the table while Crystal Palaces’ fresh win has filled the squad with confidence and they will look forward to holding the Reds.
This is a close game to call, a draw looks to be more likely with both scoring one goal each.