Crystal Palace vs Everton
Competition: Premier League
Date: 21 January 2017
Kick-off: 16:00 CET
Everton are a team really on the rise in their last few games, they have picked up some big wins, and dented the hopes of some title challengers. Coming up against a struggling Crystal Palace side they will feel they have a chance to keep their roll going.
When Everton rolled over Manchester City 4-0 it forced Pep Guardiola to admit that his challenge for the top is over as the Toffee humiliated him, but this is not the first big result they have got. After a strong start to the season, they seem to be making a comeback as they have knocked over Southampton 3-0, as well as Leicester 2-0. All this has come after a late loss in their Merseyside derby and perhaps that’s the fire they needed because even prolific goal scorer Romelu Lukaku is back in form and scoring.
For Crystal Palace, they rung the Alarm bells and got rid of their manager, bringing in big am Allardyce to try and keep them up. So far it has been a failed experiment as under Allardyce they still have not won a game. They are also just out of the bottom three, but they are tie with Hull who top the relegation zone with 16 points. Palace have only picked up one point with their new manager, a draw with Watford in Allardyce’s first game, they have also lost to Arsenal, Swansea and West Ham.
Crystal Palace vs Everton: Head-to-Head Stats
There are enough games in this fixture to see a pattern, but the pattern is pretty even as there have been four draws, five wins for Palace, and just edging it is Everton with six wins in 15 games in total. The first encounter in this season was held at Goodison Park, and it ended in a 1-1 draw.
Crystal Palace vs Everton: Prediction
There is little denying that Everton are on a good streak at the moment, and with their strikers coming good, and their confidence high after beating Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City, they will see this as an easy fixture against a struggling side. Expect there to be a few goals in this Everton win.
Crystal Palace vs Everton: Tips
The man Romelu Lukaku is back to his best and seems hungry for goals. Against Palace who have scored a host of their own goals at the cost of defence, it will be a perfect time for him to get maybe even more than one.