Premier League Preview 15/16: Crystal Palace (H)

Premier League Preview 15/16: Crystal Palace (H)
November 6, 2015 Gary Fulcher

By Gary Fulcher and Daniel Rhodes.

jason-puncheon-steven-gerrard-liverpool-crystal-palace_3304360Liverpool are back at Anfield on Sunday with Crystal Palace the visitors – 4pm kick off UK time – hoping to continue their recent success against the Reds. Since the Eagles returned to the top flight in 2013, they’ve recorded two wins, one draw and one defeat against Liverpool. The Reds won the first match during the 2013/14 season at Anfield (3-1) before losing a three goal lead at Selhurst Park in May 2014 with the match ending 3-3. Palace then did the league double over us last season, winning 3-1 at Selhurst Park and 3-1 at Anfield, only the second time in their history they’ve achieved the double over us and the first time in 23 years.

Crystal Palace currently sit in 10th two places and one point below the Reds in 8th. The Eagles have won five, drawn one and lost five in the league with three of those five victories coming away from home: 3-1 at Norwich, 2-1 at Chelsea and 1-0 at Watford. Two of the their five defeats have come on their travels, going down 0-1 at both Tottenham and Leicester. Their 0-0 draw at home to Manchester Utd last Saturday was their first stalemate in any competition since the 1-1 Premier League draw at Selhurst Park with Newcastle back in February; a run of 27 matches.

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