Football Tips: Thommo’s 4 best bets for Palace v Liverpool with 12/1 punt

And now for Phil Thompson's specialist subject, Liverpool FC.

Thommo Diogo Jota Liverpool PL


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Liverpool hero turned Paddy Power ambassador Phil Thompson is very much looking forward to seeing his beloved Reds return to league action on Sunday. They take on Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park which has been a venue for some of their most painful results in recent years.


Liverpool hammered Palace 7-0 in this fixture last season though so it’s not always the toughest of places to go. The Eagles will be well rested and up for the fight so how does Thommo see this playing out? Here’s his Crystal Palace v Liverpool tips.

Sunday 2pm: Crystal Palace v Liverpool

TV: Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League

This should be a good one. It’s always a good yard stick for me as a Liverpool fan, how well you do at Palace because they always turn up against them – except last season! If you remember, Liverpool won this 7-0.

I think they had eight shots on target and scored seven goals. It was quite an astonishing score line. Palace, they’re having quite a good time of it. Patrick Vieira seems as though he’s doing well. They’ve only won two of their last 10 Premier League games.

Get this, they’ve conceded 13 Premier League goals from set pieces and that is quite something. If you’re having a look at potential goals from corner kicks I think that’s a goer. They’ve lost just two of 11 at home.

There’s no Wilfried Zaha, you know all the stats about Zaha not playing. Liverpool have scored at least two goals in 25 of their last 29 Premier League games. It’s quite an astonishing scoring rate. They’re the top away scorers with 30 in the Premier League, eight more than any other side.

I’ve gone for Liverpool to Win this To Nil. I’ve gone for 2-0 to Liverpool on my sheet here and I’m looking at it, I went for Diogo Jota in the week against Arsenal and I’ve got him here to Score Anytime.

But, have a look, if Joel Matip plays, I always think he’s got a great chance, more than Virgil van Dijk, of scoring at a corner kick. Joel Matip to Score Anytime will be a long shot but if he plays I would fancy him to get on the scoresheet.

Palace v Liverpool tips

Liverpool To Win to Nil
Liverpool to Win 2-0
Diogo Jota to Score Anytime
Joel Matip to Score Anytime

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