Crystal palace vs Everton preview
Watch Crystal palace vs Everton preview, as palace welcomes Everton in a premier league premises at Selhurst park in today afternoon meeting.
As Crystal palace is placed in the 12th position of the premier league, Everton is placed on the 17th position of the points table.
The Roy Hodgson resurgence continued for the Eagles in a 2-0 win over Southampton last time out, while the Toffees were defeated 3-1 at home by Fulham.
While a customary case of new manager bounce was expected, few could have anticipated the remarkable revival for those in blue and red upon Hodgson’s return to the dugout, securing their third successive win at basement side Southampton last Saturday.
Needing a spark of inspiration after a goalless first 45 minutes, Eberechi Eze delivered for the Eagles, breaking the deadlock in the 54th minute before a sharp turn and stunning solo effort just 14 minutes later, steering Palace well clear of the dreaded dotted line.
The Eagles are not out of the woods by any stretch, but they are the best-placed team in the relegation dogfight, sitting pretty in 12th place in the table – only one spot and three points worse off than Chelsea – and nine clear of the relegation zone heading into the final straight.
As such, Hodgson‘s men could incredibly draw level with the faltering Blues if they can stretch their winning run to four games this weekend, and the 75-year-old was the last man to oversee a quartet of top-flight wins for Crystal Palace, doing so in the behind-closed-doors days of June 2020.
A shut-out at St Mary’s also ended a six-game run without a clean sheet for Crystal Palace, but the Eagles have already won six times this season after going behind, so the panic button will not be pressed if Everton can draw first blood in the English capital.
Team news and Injury
Palace are expected to remain without the services of Wilfried Zaha (groin) and Vicente Guaita (calf) for this weekend’s encounter, but both men are on course to be fit before the end of the month, and the same can be said for long-term absentee Nathan Ferguson.
Right-back Nathaniel Clyne was the victim of a knee injury before the win over Southampton, which should not keep the Englishman out for long, but Palace have coped just fine without their infirmary occupants and should stick with their winning formula on Saturday.
Eze could score in three successive fixtures for the first time in English football this weekend, and he will be joined in the final third by the promising Michael Olise, who is reportedly planning to snub interest from Arsenal to remain at Selhurst Park.
Meanwhile, Everton’s Andros Townsend will not reunite with his old employers this weekend as he recovers from a knee injury, while Abdoulaye Doucoure is serving the third and final game of his three-match ban.
Dyche’s midfield ranks were decimated further when Amadou Onana missed last week’s loss with a groin strain, joining Seamus Coleman (thigh), Ruben Vinagre (Achilles) and Dominic Calvert-Lewin (thigh) on the sidelines, but the former Lille man is in with a chance of coming back for this one.
Calvert-Lewin is unlikely to be risked from the off amid his persistent fitness troubles, though, while Ben Godfrey’s spot is certainly at risk after he was singled out for Wilson’s goal last weekend.
Crystal palace vs Everton Head-to-head stats
Everton have a good historical record against Crystal Palace and have won 24 out of the 57 matches played between the two teams, as opposed to Crystal Palace’s 15 victories.
Crystal Palace have won only one of their last 16 games against Everton in the Premier League but did win this exact fixture last season. Everton won the reverse fixture by a comprehensive 3-0 scoreline and could complete a Premier League double over Crystal Palace for the first time since the 2004-05 campaign.
Crystal Palace have won their last two matches at home against Everton in all competitions – as many victories as they had achieved in the 15 such games preceding this run. Crystal Palace have won all three of their Premier League games under Roy Hodgson as many victories as they had achieved in the 18 league games preceding this run.
Crystal palace vs everton prediction
Crystal Palace have an impressive squad at their disposal and have come into their own under Roy Hodgson. Wilfried Zaha and Eberechi Eze can be effective on their day and will look to make their mark this weekend.
Everton have been in poor form this season and are dangerously close to the relegation zone at the moment. Crystal Palace are the better team at the moment and should be able to win this game.