Everton vs Crystal Palace 101 Great Goals prediction Everton 2-1 Crystal Palace
Roy Hodgson’s Crystal Palace cannot buy a win at the moment, and come up against an Everton side in brilliant form under Carlo Ancelotti.
The Eagles have really struggled in recent weeks and are currently without a win in their last six Premier League games.
That has seen Roy Hodgson go into second-favourite to be the next manager sacked, behind Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Safe to say, he can’t afford many more losses in the next couple of weeks.
Meanwhile, Carlo Ancelotti is in a very different position.
Only Liverpool have picked up more points than Everton since he joined the Toffees.
That has just gone to show how brilliant the Blues have been in recent weeks.
They are unbeaten in their last ten Premier League games, and came from 2-0 down to win 3-2 against Watford in their last outing.
Now, Everton will be looking to continue their run with a win against a vulnerable Crystal Palace side.
Everton vs Crystal Palace: Who will win?
It will come as no surprise who the favourites are for this clash.
The bookies certainly expect Everton to win this one, priced at 8/13.
Meanwhile, Roy Hodgson’s Crystal Palace are the outsiders, priced at a whopping 9/2 to win.
A draw is also priced at 14/5.
Right now, it would take some courage to back Crystal Palace with the form they’re in, and Everton’s recent results.
Despite Palace’s struggles, they do have some good players in attack and could cause the Toffees some problems.
As a result, our best bet is Everton to win and both teams to score, priced at 3/1.
Moving onto the goalscorers market, Everton’s Richarlison tops the list.
The Brazilian is priced at 4/1 to score first, having scored eight goals in the Premier League so far this season.
He’s then followed by Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Moise Kean, both priced at 9/2 to net first.
Crystal Palace’s most likely players to score first according to the bookies are Christian Benteke, Jordan Ayew and Wilfried Zaha, who are all priced at 10/1.
Our pick of the bunch goes to Moise Kean to score first.
While it’s hard to say whether he will start, Dominic Calvert-Lewin is due a break in the team and we could see Richarlison and Kean feature upfront.
In his last start, the Italian scored his first Everton goal in the draw with Newcastle.
Everton vs Crystal Palace: match preview
What a turnaround it’s been for Everton under Carlo Ancelotti.
The Italian raised eyebrows (quite literally) when he joined the Blues, having had an illustrious career with multiple elite clubs.
Ancelotti’s experience and ability have no doubt already had an effect, with only Liverpool picking up more Premier League points than Everton since Ancelotti joined.
The Blues look more tactically astute compared to the Marco Silva era, and their commitment cannot be questioned after the win over Watford.
Everton were 2-0 down approaching half-time, with the game looking beyond the Toffees.
However, a quick-fire double from central defender Yerry Mina brought them level before the break.
The Blues then suffered another setback when midfielder Fabian Delph was sent off late in the game.
Despite that, Everton won the game through Theo Walcott with almost the final kick of the match.
Following that win, Ancelotti’s side are now just three points off the top six.
Safe to say, they’ll be looking to close the gap when they face Palace this weekend.
Can the Eagles escape with a point?
Crystal Palace’s fortunes have been quite the opposite recently.
The Eagles are in a very poor run of form, and that has raised questions over the future of Roy Hodgson.
Palace are without a win in their last six Premier League games and were also knocked out of the FA Cup by Derby in the third round.
Wilfried Zaha’s form is also a big worry for Hodgson and the Palace fans.
Despite almost single-handedly dragging the Eagles out of a relegation battle last season, Zaha hasn’t quite been himself in the current campaign.
So far the Ivorian has only scored three goals in 24 Premier League games.
If Palace are to get anything at Goodison Park this weekend, they need him to recapture his form and put on a show.
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Everton team news vs Crystal Palace
Everton came through their last game unscathed but are still without their long-term absentees.
Jean-Philippe Gbamin recently suffered a setback in his return, and could miss the remainder of the season.
Andre Gomes, however, is getting closer to his Everton return.
The midfielder suffered a fracture-dislocation in his ankle late in 2019, but could return against Arsenal after Everton’s winter break.
Though, Gomes is certain to miss this one.
Fabian Delph will also miss this clash, having been sent off in Everton’s last game against Watford.
The Englishman picked up two yellow cards, meaning he will serve a one-match suspension.
Crystal Palace team news vs Everton
Crystal Palace also have a couple of injury problems.
Jeffrey Schlupp suffered an injury towards the back end of 2019 and looks set to miss another couple of weeks yet.
Mamadou Sakho also picked up a hamstring injury at the beginning of this year, with Roy Hodgson claiming he could be out for a ‘considerable’ period.
He has no return date yet and will very likely miss the clash at Goodison Park this weekend.
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