Crystal Palace 0-0 Liverpool – Betting Review



Betting Analysis

Looking at the 1×2 market first. Crystal Palace fought hard and had the same level of quality chances as the visitor who arrived as the odds-on jolly. The draw won @ 3.85.

Moving onto the Asian market betting for this contest. A sad and inconsistent Liverpool -0.75 looked a big ask needing to win at all, let alone by two goals, as was mentioned in the preview. Crystal Palace won with the draw onside +0.75 @ 1.89.

Looking at The Under/Over goal betting last of all. The line was set at 2.5 but chances were hard to come by and so Over backers never got a run for their money. Under won @ 2.00


Match Summary

It was an incredibly drab 0-0 draw at Selhurst park, with Liverpool completely unable to bring the spark needed to break down a committed Crystal Palace.

Arriving off the back of conceding five goals in the UEFA Champions League against Real Madrid, it was always going to be a game where the Reds wanted to react well defensively.

And to be fair they defended well as Palace rarely came close but when they did, it was from Liverpool’s mistakes.

In a frenetic game without composure or quality, Liverpool were lacking at the other end and forced to settle for a point which does little for them. Fair scores 1-1 and 0-0.

Darwin Nunez’s absence caused Jürgen Klopp a headache, though it gave him the chance to hand Diogo Jota a first start since October, with Liverpool starting the game quite brightly.

It wasn’t long before all-too-familiar nerves started to surface, with Trent Alexander-Arnold’s risky passing or just giving the ball away too cheaply.

One misplaced back pass gave Mateta an early opening, though the Palace forward fluffed his lines when one-on-one with Alisson.

That was as good as it got for the home side. The best chance of a low-quality half fell to Jota, but he headed onto the post.

Alexander-Arnold was subbed off soon after another mistake when he was pushed off the ball by Jeffrey Schlupp. The ball came to Mateta who, lacking composure, smashed onto the bar

Salah was the next to be denied by the woodwork after the restart as his curling strike gave the home side a fright.

The second half petered out badly and was even. Klopp made changes to try and breathe life into his stifled Reds, who looked at risk of being caught out on the counter as a result.

Liverpool’s difficult outing was typified up as Cody Gakpo chipped wide when through on goal in the final 10 minutes.

The bad result and dull performance  provided more evidence of Liverpool’s short comings this season.