Best bets and Premier League preview
Fit Liverpool face improving Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon. Joe Townsend previewed the game and picked two best bets.
Football betting tips: Premier League
1pt Joel Matip 1+ shots on target at 11/4 (Sky Bet)
0.5pt ew Joel Matip to score first at 33/1 (Overall) (1/3 odds 1-99 places with Sky Bet)
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Liverpool have started the season on fire, especially from an attacking point of view.
No Premier League team has been more creative, with the Reds (12.7) leading the expected goals table for (xGF) ahead of Manchester City (12.2). These two are also a mile apart, with no one else coming close to double after four matches.
But Saturday’s visitors Crystal Palace won’t make things any easier for Jurgen Klopp’s men.
Kick-off time: 3:00 p.m. BST, Saturday
Their 3-0 teardown from Tottenham last weekend cannot be undone just because of a Spurs red card.
Patrick Vieira’s influence on this Palace team showed proof of his effectiveness ahead of this London derby, with results and performances (according to xG) improving with each match. The 1/4 overall win at Liverpool therefore makes any combination that supports the home team difficult. It sounds likely, but the value just isn’t there.
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A tempting bet is that Liverpool will keep their clean sheet at 5/6 as the Reds have conceded just one goal in their last six Premier League appearances. But after limiting their opponents to less than 1.0 xG in three consecutive league games this season, they looked a bit too fragile against AC Milan in their 3-2 midweek victory. (xG: LIV 2.71 – 1.47 MIL).
Instead, it’s best to stay away and look towards one of the ‘obvious’ attack weapons – Joel Matip.
The center-back has already scored eight attempts at goal in four league games this season. Somehow, half of these were blocked, with the other half missing the target.
The price approximately 11/4 JOEL MATIP 1+ SHOOTING ON TARGET definitely worth supporting.
And it’s also another award involving the former Cameroonian international.
He managed to accumulate 1.43 xG of his multiple efforts so far, so we’re fair enough to think that if he continues to position himself in strong scoring positions, in a team creating a lot of chances, then a goal will come soon.
The 20/1 available with Sky Bet to score a header will undoubtedly attract many punters, however, anyone who saw Matip walk through the Leeds United defense last week and seem destined to score before helping out. selfless way to set up Mo Salah would be foolish to limit oneself to this method of goal.
The 33/1 one-way fare available on MATIP TO SCORE THE FIRST definitely worth a visit for small stakes. Crystal Palace have conceded once on a free kick this quarter, while Liverpool have found their way twice in such situations.
Seems like it’s a matter of time before Matip finds the net.
Hopefully it will be at Anfield on Saturday.
Liverpool v Crystal Palace score prediction and best bets
- 1pt Joel Matip 1+ shots on target at 11/4 (Sky Bet)
- 0.5pt ew Joel Matip to score first at 33/1 (Overall) (1/3 odds 1-99 places with Sky Bet)
Score prediction: Liverpool 2-0 Crystal Palace (Sky Bet Odds: 11/2)
Correct odds at 1615 BST (09/16/21)
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