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PREVIEW: Crystal Palace v Liverpool

4 May 2014


ABOUT
Palace’s 2-0 defeat to Manchester City last weekend ended their five match winning run, but Tony Pulis' men will be eager to bounce back on Monday night as they bid to secure a top half Premier League finish.

Win, lose or draw, there is sure to be a fantastic atmosphere under the lights at Selhurst Park for the Eagles' final home game of the 2013/14 season. 
 
That aforementioned loss against the Citizens meant the title pendulum swung back in the favour of Manuel Pellegrini's men, after Monday night's opponents Liverpool were beaten at home by Chelsea. 

That result ended a run of nine consecutive Premier League wins for Brendan Rodgers' men, who desperately need all three points at Selhurst Park to maintain the pressure on City. 

The Reds remain the in-form side in the country, though, having only lost one game in their last 20 in all competitions, with the lethal SAS partnership of Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge sure to provide a stern test to the Eagles' impressive defensive record under Pulis.

TEAM NEWS
Crystal Palace: Manager of the Month for April Tony Pulis has no fresh injury concerns ahead of Monday night's clash. 

Liverpool: The SAS are set to be reunited from the start on Monday after Daniel Sturridge returned from injury as a substitute in the 2-0 defeat against Chelsea last weekend.

Spanish defender Jose Enrique is still out with a long-term knee injury, but Brendan Rodgers has a fully-fit squad besides his absence, although midfielder Jordan Henderson serves the final game of his three-match suspension.

MATCH OFFICIALS
Referee: Mark Clattenburg
Assistants: S Beck and S Long
Fourth Official: A Taylor

HEAD-TO-HEAD RECORD
Palace winsDrawsLiverpool wins
League5616
FA Cup232
League Cup313
Total101021

LAST MEETING AT SELHURST PARK
The teams last met in SE25 during the 2005/06 season in the League Cup, when Palace secured a memorable 2-1 win over the Reds.

The Eagles were drawn against Liverpool in the third round of the competition after beating Walsall and Coventry to set up the tie. 

Dougie Freedman put the Eagles ahead just before half time but the lead didn’t last long as Steven Gerrard equalised four minutes later.

One goal in the second half was enough to win the game and Marco Reich scored it just after the hour mark to set up a fourth round match with Middlesbrough. 

TICKET UPDATE
Supporters are reminded that tickets for Monday night's game are now completely SOLD OUT.

Crystal Palace Football Club retain the right to resell or transfer tickets - we are not affiliated to any third party sellers/websites. 

Should tickets be found in the possession of supporters that have not purchased directly from us, then the club reserves the right to make that ticket void and the holder may be refused entry or ejected from the stadium. 

The original owner of the ticket may also face a possible ban from the club. This applies to season ticket holders and members.

BETTING
Crystal Palace: 13/2
Draw: 18/5
Liverpool: 2/5
Odds are courtesy of SkyBet and subject to change. 
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LIVE COVERAGE
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Alternatively, you can follow live text updates from the match on the club’s official Twitter account, @Official_CPFC, or via #EaglesFeed


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