Everton vs Crystal Palace betting tips: Premier League match preview

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Everton are a side hitting form while Roy Hodgson’s Crystal Palace are without a win in three and in desperate need of points.

The Toffees have had an up and down season so far but have back-to-back victories and impressive wins at that.

Meanwhile, Crystal Palace are struggling to get results of late and their lack of wins over the past three games has seen them fall to 14th in the Premier League table.

Everton vs Crystal Palace: Who will win?

As expected, Marco Silva’s Everton go into the game as heavy favourites.

The Toffees can be found at odds of 17/20 to win the game while Crystal Palace are 15/4.

Everton’s odds are actually pretty good considering their recent form and Palace’s recent results.

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That becomes even more attractive with suggestions Wilfried Zaha could miss the game due to injury.

While Everton may be the favourites, they are very leaky in defence and prone to conceding.

They have only kept one clean sheet so far this season and with both teams to score and Everton to win priced at 3/1, that makes for a very attractive selection.

A 3-1 win for the home side is also priced at an attractive 16/1.

Following his impressive performance up front for Everton against Leicester, Richarlison goes into the game as favourite to score first.

He can be found at odds of 9/2 while Cenk Tosun is second favourite at 5/1.

Gylfi Sigurdsson, who has scored in his two last games against Fulham and Leicester, is 15/2 to score first.


BLACKBURN, ENGLAND – JULY 26: Richarlison of Everton during the Pre-Season Friendly match between Blackburn Rovers and Everton at Ewood Park on July 26, 2018 in Blackburn, England. (Photo by Nigel Roddis/Getty Images)

Everton vs Crystal Palace match preview

It’s been a very up and down campaign for Marco Silva’s Blues so far.

Their season started off fairly decently with a draw against Wolves on the opening day.

Despite going down to 10 men, they could have won the game if not for a Ruben Neves stunner.

A win against Southampton followed but then it all started to go downhill.

Draws with Huddersfield and Bournemouth followed as fans started to get frustrated yet again.

Losses against West Ham and Arsenal then followed as it looked to be another lost campaign for the Blues.

This is all without a single clean sheet up to this point, emphasising just how poor Everton had been at the back.

 

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The turning point

Though, there has been a revival over the past couple of weeks and performances have improved drastically.

First came an impressive win over Premier League new boys Fulham.

Despite a slow start in the first-half, the Toffees came out swinging in the second and scored three impressive goals.

Gylfi Sigurdsson missed a penalty before scoring a lovely low shot into the corner of the net to make it 1-0.

Cenk Tosun then followed that up with a header at the back post before Sigurdsson secured his brace and Everton’s third.

While that second half performance was impressive, it was their performance over 90 minutes against Leicester that has fans cautiously optimistic.

Everton largely dominated the game and produced some lovely stuff throughout.

Richarlison scored the opening goal after some brilliant work from compatriot Bernard on the wing.

While Leicester did get back into it through Ricardo Pereira, it all went south again when Wes Morgan was sent off.

Gylfi Sigurdsson’s stunning goal sealed all three points for the Toffees on the road, but this was no smash and grab.

This was a performance that showed Everton were going in the right direction again and a win over Crystal Palace this weekend would emphasise that.

With Richarlison, Sigurdsson, Bernard and many more starting to hit form, this could get ugly for Palace if they are not able to keep them quiet.

LEICESTER, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 06: Theo Walcott of Everton is challenged by Ben Chilwell of Leicester City as he shoots during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Everton FC at The King Power Stadium on October 6, 2018 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Can Palace perform without Zaha?

A bit like Everton, Crystal Palace have had a stop-start campaign so far.

They started the season off with a win against Fulham, a very positive result given the Cottagers summer spending.

A loss to Watford followed, falling to a 2-0 defeat after goals from Roberto Pereyra and Jose Holebas.

Another loss to Southampton came after as things slowly started to look grim again for Roy Hodgson’s side.

The Eagles were then able to secure a win against Huddersfield, talisman Wilfried Zaha scoring the only goal.

Since then, they have drawn against Newcastle and lost games to Bournemouth and Wolves.

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BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 01: Mamadou Sakho of Crystal Palace fouls Jefferson Lerma of AFC Bournemouth which leads to Bournemouth being awarded a penalty by Referee Mike Dean during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Crystal Palace at Vitality Stadium on October 1, 2018 in Bournemouth, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

Without even facing any top six side, Palace look in trouble.

They sit 14th in the table, could be without Zaha this weekend and will soon face a flurry of difficult fixtures.

Their only key to victory against Everton would be Wilfried Zaha making the game.

He is a doubt for the clash at Goodison Park and despite Everton’s poor defensive record, it could be a field day for them without Palace’s talisman.

If he is cleared to play, however, he will be hoping to give Roy Hodgson’s side that cutting edge in attack that could see them travel back down to London with at least a point.


 

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Everton team news vs Crystal Palace

Idrissa Gueye is the first injury worry for Everton.

The Senegalese midfielder looked to have injured his ankle during the international break and could be a doubt.

James McCarthy, Yerry Mina and Andre Gomes, who have all been out injured, are said to be in contention and could be set to feature but likely not start.

Richarlison is likely to start up front again this weekend after his performance against Leicester.

Bernard should also keep his spot in the team following his impressive showing at the King Power.

Crystal Palace team news vs Everton

Starting off Palace’s injury problems, Christian Benteke will miss the game due to his long-term injury.

Wilfried Zaha is also a doubt for the game.

Should the Ivorian miss the game, it would be a huge blow for the Eagles.

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