The only Premier League game this Sunday is the clash between Everton and Crystal Palace. The match takes place at the Goodison Park in Liverpool, where Everton have lost only three matches in 2018. That’s one of the reasons why they’re favorites against Crystal Palace, who are hoping to cause an upset and beat Everton for the first time in four years. So, who’s gonna make their plans come true? Find out in this Everton vs Crystal Palace match preview, at the end of which are a couple betting tips you may find useful!
Considering how big problems they had with injuries earlier in the season, the Toffies really did okay. They’re at the 11th place right now, but if they beat Crystal Palace, they could get even higher. And if they keep up the good work, they could even get to a spot that leads to the Europa League.
They definitely have the player quality for that. And their manager, Marco Silva knows how to get the most out of his players. This is why you shouldn’t be surprised by the fact that the Toffees beat Leicester City in an away game last round. They also beat Fulham 3:0 a round before.
Unfortunately, Everton still have a few injured players, but the situation is much better than it was a month ago. Most of their key men are fit and ready for the game. If you’re wondering who those men are, I’m talking about Richarlison, Walcott, and Sigurdsson, who have scored 10 goals between them.
Apart from scoring a decent number of goals, the Toffies have also done well at defending their net. It’s not a surprise knowing that the man between the posts is England’s first-choice goalkeeper Jordan Pickford. This team also has some fantastic defenders in the team and their back line is gonna get even stronger soon when Yerri Mina completely recovers from injury.
Unlike Everton who are getting over their injury problems, Crystal Palace are currently at the pick of their injury crisis. Although the number of injured players isn’t high, the players who are injured are very important to this team. And even those who aren’t injured are reportedly struggling with fitness. So, it’s not a big surprise that they lost their previous two Premier League games, even though they didn’t play against top-ranking teams. The teams they lost to were Bournemouth and Wolves.
And getting back on the right track is going to be super-difficult for this team, because they have a very tough schedule ahead. After playing with Everton at the Goodison Park, they will play Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham, and Manchester United in a row!
So, getting even a point against Everton would mean the world to Roy Hodgson’s boys. But, the history has shown the style of football the Toffies play does not suit them well. In fact, they are without a win over Everton since September 2014.
- James McCarthy (injury)
- Seamus Coleman (doubtful)
- Andre Gomes (doubtful)
- Idrissa Gueye (doubtful)
- Yerry Mina (doubtful)
Crystal Palace absentees:
- Christian Benteke (injury)
- Scott Dann (injury)
- Connor Wickham (injury)
- Wilfred Zaha (doubtful)
Pickford – Keane, Zouma, Kenny, Digne – Davies, Schneiderlin, Sigurdsson – Bernard, Walcott, Richarlison
Hennessey – Tomkins, Sakho, Wan-Bissaka, Van Aanholt – McArthur, Milivojevic, Townsend, Schlupp – Zaha, Ayew
Everton vs Crystal Palace Match Prediction
Everton are a much better team in my opinion and should win this easily. And we should see a couple of goals in Crystal Palace’s net, considering that Everton are always extra lethal when playing in front of their own crowd.
Everton vs Crystal Palace Betting Tips
- Everton @1.85 (bet365)
- Everton -1.5 AH @3.50 (Unibet)