Crystal Palace vs Everton
English Premier League
Date: Saturday, 26 September 2020
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Selhurst Park.
The Toffees have been one of the best teams in the league so far, and they really have given their fans a newfound hope. They are led by one of the best managers in the world – Carlo Ancelotti, and recently made a great acquisition in James Rodriguez.
The flashy midfielder had been rotting on the sidelines of Real Madrid for the past several years, and this is a new chance for the Colombian to shine.
The team is taking on the Glaziers this weekend, and note that Roy Hodgson’s men had not been that great in 2019-20. In fact, towards the end of the last campaign, they were struggling to even secure draws against bottom tier teams.
This should give confidence to the Toffees, and on top of that, they also do have a great h2h record against the Glaziers.
Likely, a great performance by Everton is expected. However, they need to be careful of Hodgson’s men, who had shown signs of life in their past two games.
Crystal Palace vs Everton: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last time these two met on the field, Ancelotti’s men won 3-1 at home.
- They are on an 11-game unbeaten run against this opponent.
- They have conceded a total of one goal from the past four clashes.
- It’s been 26 years since the hosts have won at this ground.
- The guests had kept clean sheets in six of the former seven meetings at this stadium.
Crystal Palace vs Everton: Prediction
The Toffees are on a 100% winning record so far this season (in all competitions), and have raced to the top of the PL table as well. They really could get to the top of the table with another win this weekend.
On the other hand, their opposite number were one of the weakest teams in the league towards the end of 2019-10 season, and they also have had a total of just five wins at home in the past 12-month period.
On top of that, Ancelotti’s men had won their latest game with a 5-2 scorecard, against West Brom. They could make it five wins in a row in all competitions with a victory this Saturday.
The Glaziers did win their latest match-up 1-3 against Manchester United. But it was more due to the struggles of the Red Devils.
Going on, the Toffees have a great h2h record against this opponent. They are on an 11-game unbeaten run against them, and at this venue, the last they lost was back in 1994.
Considering these observations, the likely outcome is an Everton win at the Selhurst Park.
Crystal Palace vs Everton: Betting Tips
Everton to Win Either Half @ 1.60 (3/5)
Everton to Score in Second Half @ 1.75 (3/4).