Soccer Picks: Liverpool vs. Crystal Palace Tips & Odds

Nila Amerova

Monday, September 30, 2013 7:32 PM GMT

Premier League enters week 7 at the weekend with a bill of fare that sports fans can sink their teeth into with readily available soccer odds across all sportsbooks. Here’s a quick primer on the clash between Liverpool and Crystal Palace complete with choice picks for your consideration.

Leading the table was short lived for Liverpool as they came crashing back to reality with a gentle thud following a 2-2 draw at Swansea City and a 1-0 defeat to Southampton, back-to-back missed opportunities that saw them plummet all the way down to second place in the table behind Arsenal. Obviously those results weren’t life altering; Reds are just two points adrift of Arsenal, thereby still in the race for the title, a sports pick that is now listed at futures odds of +900 at Bet365 to win outright for those interested. And of course all that was before Luis Suarez rejoined the ranks.

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The biting Uruguayan striker had his 10-match ban expire just in time for the midweek League Cup clash with Manchester United. Yet despite the undeniable “super quality” he gives Liverpool, it was obvious he was still rusty and short on match play when several opportunities went begging with uncustomary inaccuracy and Reds went on to lose 1-0.

The pint-sized striker however found form against Sunderland at the weekend, scoring a brace in Liverpool’s 3-1 victory over the Black Cats. And judging from that performance, Suarez’s contributions are only going to improve as the Barclay’s schedule moves forward. What is a positive sign for Liverpool fans as a date with Arsenal looms on the horizon (early November to be exact).

Suarez’s return comes at the perfect time for Liverpool, during a stretch of games against middleweight and lightweight clubs currently struggling in the league: hapless Sunderland prop up the league, in 20th place without a win on the season yet (0-5-1); while Crystal Palace sit in 19th place on a 1-5-0 mark after six rounds, the lone victory ironically earned against Sunderland. After which Liverpool take on Newcastle United (16th ahead of week 7) and West Bromwich Albion (tenth ahead of week 7) before taking on Arsenal. All these games should serve as a perfect warm up for the Uruguayan striker to sink his teeth into (no pun intended).

Liverpool vs. Crystal Palace match betting

Across all sportsbook platforms odds makers have rolled out a rather one-sided market on this game with Liverpool firmly cornering it in their camp, which is hardly surprising given the current status quo. Bet365 quotes as high as -500 soccer odds for a Liverpool win while William Hill is offering a Liverpool win for -450 – slightly better value with the latter. On the flipside of the coin, a Crystal Palace victory is quoted at +1200 at both Bet365 and William Hill while the draw is quoted at +550 with the former and +500 with the latter. 

On the whole, a Liverpool win is the obvious choice for your soccer picks here, but it’s clearly not going to pad your pocket. So if you’re looking to make some money on this game, looking elsewhere is your best bet. Markets such as double results offer additional angles for profit with Liverpool winning both halves quoted at -175. Less likely, but still possible, a draw-Liverpool result that is going for +250 could be a nice alternative.

Betting on the totals is another good market to delve into where this matchup is concerned. The choice pick obviously being the Over 2.5 at -188 with Liverpool contributing entirely to the score. 

Soccer Free Picks: Liverpool to win outright at -450 at William Hill and Over 2.5 at -188 at Bet365
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