Liverpool v Crystal Palace Betting: Benteke ready to haunt Reds

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Both teams are in need of points and our tipster is expecting a goal-laden game when Sam Allardyce's Eagles take on Jurgen Klopp's men on Merseyside

Liverpool moved back into third place in the Premier League with a vital 1-0 win against West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthorns on Sunday afternoon.

Liverpool edged home by a single goal margin for a second successive week in beating the Baggies and Jurgen Klopp's charges will be hoping for a hat-trick of Premier League wins when Crystal Palace visit Anfield this weekend.

The Eagles, though, are sure to provide a stiff test, for Sam Allardyce's charges have lost just one of their last seven matches - a run of results that includes impressive wins against both Chelsea and Arsenal. Furthermore, the south Londoners showed steely resolve as they came from 2-0 down to pick up a precious point against Leicester City at Selhurst Park last Saturday afternoon.

Betfair Sportsbook go 11/2 (6.50) that the south Londoners take another step towards safety with a win and  7/2 (4.50) that the Eagles collect a point from the match in Merseyside.

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The Reds, unbeaten in seven, are closing in on a place in the top four and they can move a step nearer to achieving that objective with a win against Palace, with  1/2 (1.50) that Klopp's charges maintain momentum by taking maximum points against the Eagles.

Liverpool enjoyed a thrilling 4-2 victory against Palace when these teams met at Selhurst Park back in October and there is certainly plenty of potential for the goals to flow when the rivalry is renewed. Indeed, Betfair Sportsbook offer 4/6 (1.67) that there are more than two goals scored and  17/10 (2.70) that this fixture produces at least four goals - both teams can be backed to find the net at 5/6 (1.83)  ahead of this crucial clash.

In the absence of top scorer Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino has stepped up to the plate for Klopp's charges, netting the decisive goal in both of his last two appearances and there is  13/10 (2.30) that the Brazilian maintains his scoring streak with a goal against Palace.

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The Eagles, too, pack a punch in attack and front man Christian Benteke may feel that he has a point to prove having joined Palace in the summer after an unsuccessful spell at Anfield last term. The Belgian has bagged five goals in his last five games for club and country and there is  11/5 (3.20) that he scores against his former employers this weekend.

Those who fancy the hosts to march on may be tempted by the  23/20 (2.15) quote for Liverpool to win a match in which both teams are on target, while the Eagles can be backed at 17/2 (9.50) to take three points from a game in which there are goals at both ends.

Better value, though, may lie in simply backing goals galore when these teams meet and, as such, Betfair Sportsbook's 17/10 (2.70) quote for more than three goals to be scored could offer good value for punters.

Over 3.5 goals at 17/10 (2.70) for a 2pt stake with Betfair Sportsbook