Crystal Palace v Everton Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
April 23, 2019
Selhurst Park - Premier League
Two teams who both enjoyed excellent results at the weekend lock horns this weekend, as Crystal Palace welcome Everton to Selhurst Park. Confidence should be running high in both sets of players, so who’s coming out on top on Saturday afternoon?
Everton are unbeaten in their last seven games against Palace, winning four of those including each of the last two. The teams drew 2-2 at Selhurst Park last season, while the Toffees were 1-0 winners in this fixture the season before.
Roy Hodgson will be without a number of key players this weekend, including James Tomkins and Jeffrey Schlupp, who are out for the season. Mamadou Sakho is also recovering from surgery and expected to miss the remainder of the campaign.
Richarlison is a doubt for this game after going off early in the second half of Everton’s game on Sunday. Lucas Digne also went off with an injury late on, but he should be okay for this one. Yerry Mina is injured, while Andre Gomes is suspended.
Crystal Palace v Everton Preview and Predictions
Crystal Palace sealed Premier League football for next season with an impressive victory at Arsenal on Sunday, not long after Everton had demolished Manchester United to boost their hopes of finishing seventh. Both teams are in decent form and looking to end the season well.
Palace put in a fantastic performance to beat Arsenal 3-2 in their own backyard, their third victory in their last five games to move 11 points clear of the relegation zone with three games left. The two defeats in that run came against Tottenham and Manchester City. Everton meanwhile have won four of their last five, although their defeat was an unexpected one away to Fulham.
As well as Sunday’s comprehensive 4-0 victory over United, the Toffees have recorded victories over Chelsea and Arsenal in recent weeks. There are real signs of progress under Marco Silva, and the Merseysiders have a strong record against their hosts this weekend. Considering their recent form, Everton look good at 7/4 for the win. Palace are available at the same price, while the draw’s 23/10.
The big question for the Toffees is whether they can banish the inconsistency they’ve suffered from throughout the season, which reared its head in their last away game at Craven Cottage. If they can, they should get a win that boosts their chances of finishing seventh, with Watford and Wolves set to take points off each other this weekend.
Everton to win and BTTS at 9/2
The Toffees have kept six clean sheets in their last eight matches, but only two of those were away from home and Palace banged in three against Arsenal at the weekend.
Gylfi Sigurdsson to score anytime at 14/5
The Iceland international has 13 Premier League goals so far this season, making him Everton’s joint top scorer, while he’s 15/2 to score first.