Crystal Palace v Liverpool team news & stats

Date published: Friday 4th March 2016 3:04

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Crystal Palace have won six of their last 11 games against Liverpool going into Sunday’s Premier League clash at Selhurst Park.

Team news

Crystal Palace have doubts over Connor Wickham, who has a thigh injury, and Wayne Hennessey, who could be replaced by Julian Speroni if he is not passed fit.


Pape Souare returns from suspension, leaving James McArthur and Jason Puncheon – expected to return to training on Monday – as Palace’s only definite absentees.

Liverpool, meanwhile, will be without Lucas Leiva, who has been ruled out for up to six weeks with a thigh strain.

Daniel Sturridge and Philippe Coutinho could return to the starting line-up after being rested for the midweek win over Manchester City.

Kick-off at Selhurst Park on Sunday is at 1.30pm.

Opta stats

  • Crystal Palace have won six of their last 11 meetings with Liverpool in all competitions (W6 D2 L3).
  • Liverpool won five and lost none of the first seven Premier League meetings with Palace, but the Eagles have won four and lost just one of the last six.
  • In four of the last five matches in all competitions between these two sides, the team scoring first has not won (W1 D1 L3).
  • The last two Premier League meetings at Selhurst have seen the Reds take a 1-0 lead and lose 3-1, and a 3-0 lead only to draw 3-3.
  • Jordon Mutch has scored three goals in four Premier League appearances against Liverpool.
  • Liverpool have won just one of their last seven Premier League away games against London teams (W1 D3 L3).
  • However, Palace have won none of their last five Premier League games at Selhurst Park and have lost the last four in a row.
  • The Eagles have gone 11 Premier League matches without a win (D4 L7).
  • Palace have gone nine Premier League games since they last kept a clean sheet, conceding 21 goals in that run.
  • Connor Wickham has bagged a brace in each of his last two Premier League matches, having scored one goal in his 18 PL games before that.


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