Crystal Palace – Everton : Preview & Prediction
Crystal Palace and Everton meet at Selhurst Park in a 12th round match of the Barclays Premier League. In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the visiting team, which has 2 wins and 2 draws in the last 4 games. In fact, the last time they faced at this stadium was on 21-01-2017, in a game for the Barclays Premier League that ended the victory of Everton by (0-1). The only goal of the match was scored by S. Coleman (87 ‘). In this match the home factor can play an important role, since both teams present significant differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
The home team is currently in 20th place with 4 points, after 1 win, 1 draw and 9 defeats. In the penultimate match, they drew at home to West Ham by (2-2). In the last match, lost out to Tottenham by (1-0). This is a stronger team when you play in your stadium, because in the last 30 games you have 3 wins, 1 draw and 11 defeats as a visitor; against 7 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses in his stadium. For the championship, Crystal Palace won 4 points in 15 chances, after 1 win, 1 draw and 3 losses in their last 5 games at their stadium. The team has not been very strong defensively, as they have always conceded goals in the last 10 games, and their attack needs to improve because they have not been able to do it in 8 of the last 10 matches in this competition. The team has had many difficulties in scoring first. Indeed, it has only opened the scoring once in the last 11 matches by the Barclays Premier League. In 11 games in this competition, he suffered the first goal 10 times and never managed to turn the score. In the last eight home games in all competitions there are 1 highlights: scored 3 of his 7 goals in the minutes (76’-90 ‘).
Crystal Palace enter this unmotivated round after a 1-0 away defeat at the Tottenham pitch. The home team usually plays on a tactical system in 4-4-2, favoring quick transitions, especially through the sidelines. In this drawing, the two men responsible for creating dangerous moves on the defensive opponent are Zaha and Townsend. The Crystal Palace coach will not be able to count on Wickham, Benteke, Chung-Yong and Aanholt for being injured.
After 3 wins, 2 draws and 6 losses, the visiting team is in 15th place, having won 11 points. In the last match, he won at Watford at home (3-2), having previously lost in a 2-0 win against Leicester City. This is a team affected by the home factor, stronger when played with the support of their fans, since in the last 30 games has recorded 3 wins, 4 draws and 8 losses as a visitor, with a total of 12 goals scored and 25 conceded. Already inside the home, he won 8 wins, 2 draws and 5 losses, with a total of 23 goals scored and 22 conceded. In the last 5 away games for the championship, Everton recorded 2 draws and 3 losses, having won 2 points out of 15.
For this competition, you do not win as a visitor for 5 games. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point as he has conceded at least one goal in each of the last 10 games for this competition. In 11 games in this competition, he suffered the first goal 8 times and only got 2 turns on the scoreboard. In the last 11 away games for all competitions there has been 1 period that stands out: suffered 8 of his 19 goals between minutes (76’-90 ‘).
Everton enter this motivated round after a 3-2 win at home to Watford: Niasse, Calvert-Lewin and Baines scored the winning goals. One of the great qualities of the visiting team is the ability that shows in a situation of disadvantage, being that most of the time they can give a good answer. Everton has some difficulties in aerial football due to the low average height of their players. The visiting team is expected to play 4-3-3, where the three most advanced pieces are Rooney, Niasse and Sigurdsson. The Everton coach will not be able to rely on Bolasie, Barkley, Martina, Coleman and Funes Mori for being injured. Schneiderlin will also be out for being suspended.
Crystal Palace – Everton : Betting Tips
Crystal Palace – Win Odds: 2.25
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70