Everton vs Crystal Palace
England – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 8 February 2020
Kick-off at 12:30 UK / 13:30 CET
Venue: Goodison Park (Liverpool).
Winless in their last five outings, Crystal Palace face the possibility of going a sixth game without success this Saturday, as Everton are unbeaten in their past five fixtures here.
Everton vs Crystal Palace Head to head (h2h)
- Their last clash finished as a stalemate.
- All of their previous three fixtures have featured fewer than 2.5 goals on the charts.
- Both teams have found the back of the net together in just two of their past five meetings.
- Six of their last ten encounters have ended in a tie.
- Crystal Palace have not registered a single win in their previous ten matchups. (W-0, D-6, L-4)
Everton vs Crystal Palace Match Preview
Everton pulled off a stunning comeback against Watford on the road last week, taking their unbeaten streak in the Premier League to four games on the trot. The hosts were trailing by two goals, for most part of the first half, in that latter matchup.
However, a brace from Yerry Mina in stoppage time helped the Toffees post a 2-2 scorecard at the break. Theo Walcott then turned savior for the home side by netting the winning goal in the closing stages of that game.
The win has kept Everton in the top ten, two points behind eighth-placed Wolves.
On the other hand, Crystal Palace make the trip to Goodison Park on the back of a dismal two-match losing streak. Their most recent matchup, in particular, saw the visitors admit defeat to Sheffield by a narrow 1-0 scorecard.
With just one win from their past ten PL games, the guests are deservedly sitting fourteenth on the ladder, three points adrift of the Toffees.
Everton vs Crystal Palace Prediction
First and foremost, Everton have been breathing a lot easier at home, than on the road, this season. The Toffees have picked up the win in three of their previous five games here, and have not been at the losing end since their 2-0 defeat to Norwich back in late November.
It is also worth mentioning that Everton are unbeaten in their previous four meetings with this foe at Goodison Park, and are currently sporting a two-match winning streak as well.
Piling on even more misery for the traveling faithful, the guests have tasted success just thrice in their outings so far. With home advantage out of the equation, Crystal Palace are sizing up to be the underdogs in this one.
Furthermore, the hosts have looked organized in their own defensive third, at home, and have conceded more than two goals on just one occasion. Impressively, they have also kept a clean sheet in three of their past four games here.
Additionally, three of their previous four h2h meetings at this venue have been low scoring affairs. Taking into account that the reverse fixture of this clash had also featured fewer than 2.5 goals on the charts, expect no more than a goal or two at the most this weekend too.
Everton vs Crystal Palace Betting tips
Everton to win @ 1.60 (3/5)
Under 2.5 goals @ 1.70 (7/10).