Crystal Palace will be looking to continue their impressive form under Roy Hodgson when they host Everton in the Premier League. Hodgson’s return to the club has seen the Eagles score nine goals in three games, which is as many as they had scored in their previous 16 league games. They now have the opportunity to register four straight league wins for the first time since June 2020 and move further up the table.
On the other hand, Everton have struggled away from home, conceding 2+ goals in six straight Premier League games (W1,D3, L2). They are also low on confidence after a 3-1 home defeat to Fulham last week, a result that left them outside the bottom three on goal difference alone. A positive result is necessary for the Toffees, but their recent record against Palace is not promising, having lost their last two games at Selhurst Park.
Eberechi Eze is a player to watch for Crystal Palace, having scored three goals in his last two matches. Meanwhile, Dwight McNeil is Everton’s joint-top scorer with four goals, including one in their 3-0 victory over Palace earlier in the season.
The last five competitive meetings between these sides have produced a goal beyond the 80th minute, adding to the drama and excitement of this fixture.
Crystal Palace is the favorite to win this game, with pre-match odds of 1.81, while Everton has odds of 3.31 to claim victory.