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Preview: Crystal Palace v Liverpool

13 February 2015



CLICK HERE to join the debate in the Crystal Palace v Liverpool fanzone ahead of this FA Cup fifth-round clash. 


ABOUT
Palace aim to reach the quarter-final of the FA Cup for the first time since 1995 against a Liverpool side who haven't won at Selhurst Park since 1997.

The clubs have an identical record in the FA Cup with two wins and three draws apiece, with the Eagles famously winning in the semi-final in 1990 as well as a fourth-round replay victory at Anfield in 2002/03.

That was the last time the Reds and the red and blues locked horns in the competition, which remains as Brendan Rodgers' side last hope of silverware this season with their title hopes dead as well as exits from the UEFA Champions League and Capital One Cup.


TEAM NEWS
Crystal Palace: Yaya Sanogo picked up a hamstring injury in the midweek draw against Newcastle United and is out for a couple of weeks. 

Yannick Bolasie could return to the Palace line-up after making an impact from the bench against the Magpies, but Mile Jedinak is struggling with an ankle problem.

Scott Dann could return after suffering a head injury against Leicester City last Saturday, but Lee Chung-yong (leg) and Shola Ameobi (fitness) remain out.

Pape Souare could make his debut though after receiving his work permit, but James McArthur has a thigh problem and will face a late fitness test.

Wayne Hennessey has played in all four of Palace's cup ties this season, so could start ahead of Julian Speroni once again.

Liverpool: Steven Gerrard has been ruled out for a few weeks after suffering a hamstring injury in the midweek win against Tottenham Hotspur.

Raheem Sterling could return to action after missing that game with a foot problem but faces a late fitness test, but Lucas Leiva is out with groin strain.

Daniel Sturridge started his first game since August after his thigh injury against Spurs, so it remains to be seen if he gets the nod from Rodgers tomorrow.


MATCH OFFICIALS
Referee: R Madley
Assistants: J Brooks and H Lennard
Fourth Official: M Jones


HEAD-TO-HEAD RECORD
Palace winsDrawsLiverpool wins
League6716
FA Cup232
League Cup313
Total111121


LAST MEETING AT SELHURST PARK

23rd November 2013
Crystal Palace 3-1 Liverpool
Premier League

Liverpool endured another miserable trip to Palace as two late goals gave the south London club their third win of the season.

The Reds, whose title bid last season was damaged by a 3-3 draw at Selhurst Park, took the lead through Rickie Lambert's strike in the second minute.

But Dwight Gayle equalised after Yannick Bolasie's shot came off a post.

Joe Ledley then slotted Palace in front before Mile Jedinak converted a free-kick from 25 yards.

Watch highlights here on Palace Player.


TICKETS
Tickets are priced as follows and are now on sale to season ticket holders and members with a maximum of TWO per person available. 

Season ticket holders seats that have not been purchased are now available for sale. 

A reminder that season tickets holders seats can be loaded onto their cards online. Simply select 'loaded to card' option during the checkout phase when purchasing online.   

This opportunity will also be available to Season Ticket Holders phoning or to personal callers visiting the Box Office. Season Ticket holders who wish to purchase seats other than their regular seat should purchase in the normal way either online, selecting the e-ticket or paper ticket option, via the booking line or from the box office.
 
The admission prices will be for all stands, (except Directors Box),: Adults £25, Concessions: seniors aged 65+ £15, Students and young adults aged 18-21 yrs £10. 
 
Members can purchase in the normal way either online via the booking line, or from the box office. 

CLICK HERE to purchase your tickets or you can call the box office on 08712 00 00 71.

For the this game only, away fans will use the turnstiles at E6 and E5 in Park Road
 
This means that the turnstiles for home fans in the Arthur Wait Stand will be at E4.

BETTING

Crystal Palace to win: 5/2
Draw: 12/5
Liverpool to win: 21/20
Odds courtesy of SkyBet. 

CLICK HERE to place your bets or sign up today to receive a free matched bet worth up to £30. 


LIVE COVERAGE
Live commentary of all 90 minutes from Selhurst Park will be available on Palace Player. CLICK HERE to log in or sign up. 

You can also make predictions and debate the game at Sport Lobster here


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