Palace managed their first win in eight games against the Terriers last time out, having had a difficult run of matches leading up to that as they lost to top-six teams Arsenal, Spurs, Man Utd and Chelsea during that period. In Liverpool they face another of these ‘Big Six’ sides, against whom they’ve lost nine of their 11 fixtures this season, failing to score in six of these and conceding an average of more than two goals per game. Meanwhile, excluding results against the top-six teams, Liverpool have won each of their last five, finding the back of the net at least twice in all of them and conceding just the solitary strike.
The Reds have notched up more goals than any other Premier League team on the road this term with 35. They’ve scored in 13 of their 15 road trips and have netted at least three times on eight separate occasions. Sadio Mane has contributed 14 goals in his 33 outings already this season in all competitions, five of which have come in his last six games, and he’ll be eyeing up this next fixture against the Eagles. They’re one of his favourite sides to play as he’s scored in four of his six league games against them since 2014/15.
Palace lost 1-0 at Anfield at the start of the season but that’s uncharacteristic of meetings between these two since they were promoted in 2013, with nine of the 10 encounters across all competitions in that time seeing at least three goals as well as both teams scoring, while half of these games saw at least four strikes. With half of Liverpool’s last 16 trips to bottom-half teams seeing at least four goals it’s worth backing on more entertainment this weekend.