Two clubs with similar objectives for the season go head-to-head in our Everton FC vs Crystal Palace preview today and with just three places and two points between the teams in current Premier League standings, next week’s contest at Goodison Park promises to be an extremely tight game. The match pits two former England bosses, Sam Allardyce and Roy Hodgson against each other.
The Toffees have had a terrible month, failing to win any of their seven matches ahead of today’s Everton FC vs Crystal Palace betting tips. It’s still very early days for Everton FC under the management of Sam Allardyce, though it’s already starting to feel like the Evertonian supporters are running out of patience. The Blues’ 1-1 draw against WBA last time out stopped a run of four straight defeats.
Crystal Palace are playing like a typical mid-table team at present, producing mixed displays which subsequently have led to mixed results. It took the Eagles until December before they won an away game in the Premier League in 2017/18 and having secured away victories at Leicester City and Southampton, they look to be slipping back into old habits and haven’t won on the road since. The Londoners have drawn their last two matches at Goodison Park. Scroll down to read our free English soccer predictions for the game.
After a bright start as the Blues boss, Allardyce’s influence already seems to be on the wane. Zero wins from seven matches is a hugely disappointing return for a club who had expected to challenge for European football this season. They don’t look like they have it in them to win against anyone at present, a fact that’s represented in the first of our Everton FC vs Crystal Palace bets.
The Toffees have drawn two of their last three Premiership contests at Goodison Park, ending level in their games against Chelsea and WBA. Only three teams in the EPL have drawn more fixtures than the Eagles this term. Hodgson’s men have finished level in eight of their twenty-five games so far. Their hosts next week have drawn just one game fewer.
When the teams played earlier in the season at Selhurst Park, the match ended 2-2 after a keenly contested affair. Interestingly, that was the fourth stalemate between the sides in their last five meetings since 2015. With each set of players struggling for consistency, a draw looks the likeliest outcome again. There are some fantastic Premier League football game odds for the draw at MrGreen, whose prices push them ahead of their competitors in terms of value.
The head-to-head record between the teams under examination for this week’s Everton FC vs Crystal Palace predictions: they have both scored in five of their last eight encounters with each other. As we explained above, each team scored twice when the clubs last met in mid-November 2018. When they do battle at Goodison Park, the numbers are even more compelling.
In 100% of their last four meetings in the blue half of Merseyside, both teams managed to score. Last season they drew 1-1 there and in 2015/16, the score was the same. The Eagles won 3-2 there in 2014/15 and won by the same scoreline a year earlier in 2013/14. Their current campaign has also been a relatively fruitful one in front of goal for the South East Londoners.
The Eagles have scored in ten of their last eleven fixtures in total – the only team to stop them from finding the net was Man City, who drew 0-0 at Selhurst Park on New Year’s Eve. Ironically, the same game was Palace’s only clean sheet during the same period. Their record suggests that goals at either end of the Goodison Park pitch are extremely likely on February 10th. The finest odds around for our second free pick can be found at Winner.