Crystal Palace v Everton Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
November 15, 2017
Selhurst Park - Premier League
Crystal Palace need a Premier League win against Everton for two big reasons. They need the points themselves and they will want to stop relegation rivals Everton gaining momentum after winning last time out.
Bottom of the table Palace have failed to score on Everton’s last four visits, when only two goals have been scored in total as Everton have twice won 1-0, while there have been two goalless draws. The Toffees hold the upper hand overall with 18 wins to the Eagles' 11 while 15 fixtures have been drawn.
Ruben Loftus Cheek hobbled out of England’s Tuesday night game against Brazil before half time and must be a doubt. Palace are also expected to be without Patrick van Aanholt and Lee Chung-Yong who have hamstring injuries. There is better news on striker Christian Benteke as the club’s record buy is recovering from a knee ligament injury although the Everton game is likely to come too early for the former Liverpool man.
Everton have Ross Barkley, James McCarthy and Cuco Martina on the mend but like Benteke the game will come too soon for them. David Unsworth’s chances of leading the Toffees to another good result have been held back by the news that Tom Davies has been injured on England Under 21 duty.
Crystal Palace v Everton Preview and Predictions
Roy Hodgson’s Palace are 14/9 to win with Everton 24/11 and the odds on a draw 23/10.
It may only be November but this is a relegation six-pointer which neither side can afford to lose. Bottom side Palace should be a side Everton can beat but even in better times The Toffees record against last placed teams is dismal. Victory at Wolves in 2004 is their only away win against sides propping up the table on the last 20 times they have travelled to the back-markers in the Premier League.
With caretaker-manager David Unsworth still seeking to stake a claim to be Everton’s new boss the visitors will look for all three points as Unsworth needs a win to enhance his own chances. If his team succeed then Palace will equal a record Everton share with QPR for the fewest Premier League points after 12 games.
Both sides average less than a goal a game - 0.36 for Palace and 0.91 for Everton - and with Jordan Pickford boosted by his excellent performance on his England debut this match is likely to be a low scoring meeting.
Wilfried Zaha is the home player most likely to produce a piece of magic in front of goal and you can back him at the attractive price of 31/5 for the first goal.
Palace to win 1-0 at 13/2
Palace are at home and slowly improving. Everton are brittle this season and The Eagles may manage a narrow victory.
Pickford to keep a clean sheet 23/10
Palace struggle to score and Britain’s costliest and best young goalkeeper Pickford is boosted by an outstanding clean-sheet on his international debut against the world champions.