England Premier League
Saturday 11th November 2023
Kick off at 3pm GMT
Venue: Selhurst Park
Crystal Palace’s objective will be to try and finish in the top half of the table and they are just off course for this to happen. Recent form hasn’t been good enough with just one win from their last four games but Roy Hodgson’s side did win their last game as they beat Burnley 2-0 away from home.
Palace’s last home game finished in a 2-1 defeat against Tottenham and generally at home the club have been underwhelming with just one victory from five games so far. That win came against Wolves in a game that finished 3-2 but that was back at the beginning of September. The Eagles have gone on to draw at home against Nottingham Forest and Fulham and then came the loss to Spurs. Palace come into this game in 11th place with 15 points and would make a push and claim for 9th place with a win here depending on other results.
Everton have started the campaign poorly but over the last month form has slowly improved and it’s just 1 defeat from their last four games and that came away to Liverpool so would have been expected. Last weekend probably felt like a defeat though as they were heading for a narrow 1-0 win over Brighton but the Seagulls equalised in the last few minutes for a draw. Everton won their last away game as they beat West Ham 1-0 and on the road the Toffees have fared better so far with seven points earned from a possible 15, on away form alone Sean Dyche’s side would be in 12th place. In reality Everton are in 16th which is not where the club want to be at all, not after the two miserable previous seasons which have almost seen the club go down. The good news for now is that Everton despite being low in the standings are 5 points clear of the bottom three but that could change quickly and at this point three points will feel like six for them.
Crystal Palace: Michael Olise has recovered from injury but has a lack of match fitness and will need to be assessed. James Tomkins will be assessed after his calf injury but remains 50/50 for this game. Jesurun Rak-Sakyi is out long term with a hamstring injury. Dean Henderson is still sidelined with his thigh injury
Everton: Abdoulaye Doucoure is being tipped to recover from illness for this game but will be assessed. Amadou Onana is being tipped to be fine for this game after a recent calf injury. Seamus Coleman has a chance to return but may be rested until after the international break after his lengthy spell out. Dele Alli and Andre Gomes remain sidelined long term with respective hip and calf injuries
Crystal Palace vs Everton Head to Head:
The teams drew 0-0 in this fixture last season.
Everton have not won at Crystal Palace for three games and have conceded 7 goals in that time.
There is a 60% chance to see over 2.5 goals.
Crystal Palace vs Everton Prediction:
Crystal Palace need to find an extra gear and you can’t help thinking that they haven’t been able to replace the services of Wilfried Zaha just yet. Palace have not been convincing at home and Everton have played quite well away from home. You get the feeling that with the heat off their back at home that Everton are currently happy to travel, but this will be a tough and physical game and we don’t expect it to be a very memorable one quality wise.
At the end of the day three magical points is all that counts and while Everton have struggled here recently they are playing decent football and creating chances and it is tempting to back them at very good value. Dominic Calvert-Lewin is looking his sharpest for the away side in a long time and he did score the only winning goal the last time the club were away from home and we will also be backing him to do so here, though he needs to register a few more goals.
Crystal Palace vs Everton Betting Tips:
Draw no bet (Everton) at 2.15
Anytime goalscorer: Dominic Calvert-Lewin at 3.75
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