Barclays Premier League. Saturday 16th May, Kick-off 5.30pm. Live on Sky Sports 1
There’ll be tears and cheers as Steven Gerrard waves goodbye to the Kop. Will it be a winning farewell? Lets consult the stats…
Liverpool have lost only one of their previous 14 home league games against Crystal Palace, winning 11 (D2). Liverpool to win is 1/2 at Coral.
Crystal Palace have found the back of the net in each of their last six Premier League matches against the Reds, including exactly three goals in their last two. Palace to score is 4/6 at Betfred.
Palace have scored more goals in their past six league games against Liverpool (11) than the previous 19 (10). Palace to score is 4/6 at Betfred.
51 of Gerrard’s 92 Premier League assists have arrived at home. Only three players (Ryan Giggs 84, Dennis Bergkamp 66 and Frank Lampard 52) have provided more assists at home for a single club than the Liverpool captain has in the Premier League. Gerrard to be Man of the Match is 5/2 at Betfair (£10 max stake)
However, Gerrard has recorded just one assist this campaign, his lowest total since his debut season in the Premier League in 1998/99 (0 in 12 games).
Simon Mignolet and Jordan Henderson could make their 53rd appearance of the campaign in all competitions, more than any other Premier League player has managed. Henderson to score is 11/2 at Coral.
Jason Puncheon (12) has had a hand in more Premier League goals than any other Crystal Palace player this season (five goals, seven assists). Puncheon is 13/2 (StanJames) to score anytime.
Crystal Palace have scored a joint league-high 21 goals from set-pieces this season – level with Arsenal.
The Eagles have lost their last four matches; they’ve not suffered five consecutive defeats since November 2013 (a run of seven). Palace or Draw Double Chance is 9/5 at Boylesports.
Jordan Henderson has managed his best tally of goals in a single PL season (6) and also the best tally of assists (9). Henderson to score first is 14/1 at Coral.