Alan Pardew
Alan Pardew's Crystal Palace is currently struggling in the English Premier LeagueGetty

Crystal Palace take on Liverpool in the weekend Premier League clash at Selhurst Park on 6 March.

Where to watch

Kick-off is scheduled for 1.30pm GMT. Live coverage of the game is available on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 1 HD in UK. Catch the highlights of the game on Match of the Day on BBC One and BBC One HD at 10.20pm GMT.

Overview

Sunday's clash at Selhurst Park see's struggling Crystal Palace take on an inconsistent Liverpool side, in what is a very important game in the English Premier League for both sides. The hosts come into this game having won none of their last five games at home and currently occupy the 15th spot on the table with 33 points.

A nine-point gap means that Alan Pardew's men in all probability will not be dragged into a relegation scrap, however a season that promised so much for Palace is in danger of ending with little progress from last year. The last time these sides met, Palace beat Liverpool 2-1 in November and Pardew will be hoping for a similar result.

Connor Wickham and Wayne Hennessey will undergo late fitness tests to determine if they are fit enough to play while Jason Puncheon (hamstring), James McArthur (ankle) and Kwesi Appiah (cruciate ligament) will miss the tie.

Adam Lallana
Adam Lallana has been in good form for LiverpoolGetty

Liverpool on the other hand, come into this game on the back of a morale boosting 3-0 win over Manchester City , but inconsistency has plagued Liverpool so far. They have not beaten Palace at Selhurst Park since 1997, however coach Jurgen Klopp will be confident that they can go on a run of victories considering that Daniel Sturridge is fit while Adam Lallana, Phillipe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino have all been in good form.

Liverpool will be missing midfielder Lucas, who has been ruled out up to six weeks with a thigh strain, otherwise they have no major injury worries ahead of the Sunday clash.

What manager says

Alan Pardew:"Liverpool were terrific (in midweek). That high pressing game is terrific to watch, it dosen't always work though. If we can find a way around that (high pressing), we can cause Liverpool problems like we have done in the past. We improved at Sunderland. The boys coming back (from injury) will help us progress. It's a different team to the one of four or five weeks ago."

Jurgen Klopp:"Six points is not the world. We have to show it. Consistency has not been our hobby till now. We need to improve that. Our starting position isn't a masterclass but we are still in a good enough position to achieve something. I have some hard selection decisions to make. We haven't had this before. We have to use this new quality to change and rest."

Betting odds (betfair)

  • Crystal Palace to win: 5/2
  • Draw: 12/5
  • Liverpool to win: 11/10

Team form

Crystal Palace

  • Last five: D L L D L
  • Last result: Sunderland 2-2 Crystal Palace

Liverpool

  • Last five: W D W D W
  • Last result: Liverpool 3-0 Manchester City

Team news

Crystal Palace

Possible XI: Hennessey, Dann, Delaney, Ward, Souare, Jedinak, Cabaye, Zaha; Mutch, Bolasie, Wickham.

Liverpool

Possible XI: Mignolet; Lovren, Toure, Clyne, Flanagan, Can, Henderson, Milner, Lallana, Firmino, Sturridge.