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Crystal Palace v Everton: Toffees To Pluck Eagles!

Everton Will Look To Take Advantage Of Palaces Poor Form At Selhurst Park To Strengthen Their Chances Of Finishing Best Of The Rest. Team News. Manager Comments. Stats, And Prediction.

By: Marc Gingell

In recent weeks Everton have picked off Chelsea, Arsenal, and Manchester United without conceding a goal. They battered Arsenal and the 1-0 scoreline could well have been 5-0. Last time out United took the full force of those missed chances and lost 4-0. They had a blip, on the road at Fulham, but apart from that, it’s four out of five wins and at Crystal Palace they can make it five out of six.

Match Details

27-04-2019 Selhurst Park Crystal Palace (12) v Everton (12)
KO:15:00 REF: L Mason

Crystal Palace Team News

  • Unknown Return Date: Jeffrey Schlupp Ankle injury. Mamadou Sakho Knee injury. James Tomkins Groin injury.
  • Expected Back 04 May: Pape Souaré Knock.

Everton Team News

  • Suspended Until 12 May: André Gomes.
  • 25% Chance of Playing: Richarlison Rib Injury.
  • 75% Chance of Playing: Yerry Mina Hamstring injury. Theo Walcott Illness.

Marco Silva Comments

“In my opinion, they have really high quality in their attack line with one player who is the key player who I know very well. Luka Milivojevic who will play in the middle zone and can support really well their attack line.

They will be tough, it is a tough place to play but in my opinion, it is a good place to play, also. It’s up to us to do our best and if we reach our best level we can win the match.

I’m really happy when I can see our team perform like we did (against United), our players enjoying the game and our fans also. But it was just three points for us.

Pattaya One: Everton boss Marco Silva.

We have to keep working hard to achieve what we want the week after. This season hasn’t finished yet, there are many things to keep winning until the end, even if you are talking just about three games.

Next season will be the same, in the right moment we will talk about next season, it is not the moment to talk now. Now, for us, it is really important to put full focus on the Palace match, nothing more.”

Opta Stats

  • Crystal Palace are winless in their last eight Premier League meetings with Everton (D4 L4) since a 3-2 win at Goodison Park in September 2014.
  • Everton are unbeaten in their last seven away games against Crystal Palace in the Premier League (W4 D3), with their last defeat against them at Selhurst Park coming in October 1994. An Everton win is 2.84.
    Crystal Palace have alternated between victory and defeat in their last nine Premier League games, winning 3-2 at Arsenal last time out.
  • Only Huddersfield (8) have won fewer home points in the Premier League this season than Crystal Palace (16). Indeed, the Eagles have won 10 points more on the road (26) than they have at Selhurst Park this season (16), the biggest such difference in the competition.
  • Everton have won four of their last five Premier League games (L1), as many as they had in their previous 17 (W4 D3 L10). They’ve kept a clean sheet in each victory.
  • Everton have won four points from their four Premier League games in London this season (W1 D1 L2). They last won more points in the capital in the 2014-15 campaign (W3 D0 L3).
  • Crystal Palace’s Christian Benteke netted his first Premier League goal of the season last time out against Arsenal – the Belgian last netted in back-to-back games in April 2017.
  • Everton’s Gylfi Sigurdsson has been involved in seven Premier League goals against Crystal Palace (3 goals, 4 assists), only against Manchester United (9) has he been involved in more in the competition.
  • Luka Milivojevic has scored 50% of Crystal Palace’s home Premier League goals this season (7/14). The Serbian is the only Palace player to score more than once at Selhurst Park this term.
  • Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha has scored nine Premier League goals this season – he’s never reached double figures in a single top-flight campaign before. However, eight of his nine goals this term have come away from home.

Prediction

Dominic Calvert-Lewin is leading the line well for Everton and he can be among the goals as the Toffees aim for a Palace 2-0 double this season. At Goodison Calvert-Lewin opened the scoring in the 87 minute but he might find the target a bit earlier at Selhurst Park

Crystal Palace 0 Everton 2

 

 

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