By Anis Bazza
Last Updated: 19th October 2018
Goodison Park may finally get to see an Everton side replete with summer signings Andre Gomes and Yerry Mina as they take on struggling Crystal Palace.
Everton vs Crystal Palace: Odds and Predictions
The Toffees are 88/100 win favourites in the match betting as they seek their third home win victory of the campaign against an Eagles side that have lost five of their past seven league games.
Our Premier League odds for relegation have Palace at a chunky 6/1, but the Eagles could be far shorter in a month’s time, with Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham and Manchester United coming up.
They’re trading at 16/5 to glean what could easily be their last three points until December, while the draw is a 13/5 pick.
Travel seems to alleviate Roy Hodgson’s men’s net-finding troubles and with the Goodison club so-far inconsistent on home turf this term, our Everton vs Crystal Palace predictions are looking to oppose the hosts.
Head-to-head (most recent first): Everton 3-1 Crystal Palace, Crystal Palace 2-2 Everton, Crystal Palace 0-1 Everton, Everton 1-1 Crystal Palace, Crystal Palace 0-0 Everton, Everton 1-1 Crystal Palace.
Everton vs Crystal Palace predictions: Correct score and best bet
Correct score prediction: Everton 2-2 Crystal Palace @ 12/1
Everton have seldom wanted for goals under Marco Silva, failing to net just once in ten 10 competitive outings, but the trouble, at least for the Portuguese, is neither have their opponents.
Fulham are the only side that haven’t netted against them all season and Palace’s struggles have been far less evident on the road, where they’ve won four of their six outings in all competitions in 2018/19 and netted in all six.
Both these side’s sides’ clashes last term featured four goals and they shared a 2-2 draw at Selhurst Park last term, with our Everton vs Crystal Palace predictions foreseeing a repeat of the latter result.
The Toffees have conceded at least twice in four of their last six games, with as many of that number being score draws. As a value football betting pick, backing two apiece seems preferable at prices to the 1-1, which is trading at far shorter odds of 24/5.
Best bet: Over 2.5 total match goals @ EVS
With the emergence of Bernard, to compliment Richarlison, Theo Walcott and Gylfi Sigurdsson Toffees coach Silva has an abundance of trickery and pace to call upon. Defensively, things are yet to take on quite such as rosy hue.
The upshot is they’re an over-2.5-goals-backers-dream with the second of our Everton vs Crystal Palace predictions clicking in seven of their 10 outings so far in 2018/19.
Sure the overs tips have copped in just two of the Eagles 10 games this term, but their trip to Bournemouth, another side of three-goals-plus-per-game regulars, delivered and a generous home rearguard can help them along.
Goalscorer betting predictions: Wilfried Zaha to score first @ 13/2
Wilfried Zaha has scored four of the Eagles’ last seven Premier League goals, while Patrick Van Aanholt host has notched two of the other three.
Zaha’s First goalscorer odds of 13/2 look juicy enough to finish our Everton vs Crystal Palace predictions as a result.
For Everton, Richarlison may be the poster boy for Silva era, but it’s the Toffees’ joint top scorer that’s been the Selhurst Park club’s bete noir in recent years.
Sigurdsson has hit three goals in his last six outings against them and set up four more. The Icelander is 11/2 to bag the opener.
Everton vs Crystal Palace: Opta Stats
- Everton manager Marco Silva has lost both of his Premier League games against Crystal Palace, losing with Hull in May 2017 (0-4) and Watford in December 2017 (1-2).
- However, the hosts have lost 11 of their last 14 Premier League games played on a Sunday (W1 D2 L11), with their solitary victory in that run coming against Watford last November (3-2).
Anis grew up supporting Manchester City but found joy and solace across Europe’s major football leagues. Increasingly passionate about NBA, he is interested in and has written extensively about many different aspects of sport across the years, previously working at Sky Sports News and Sport360 newspaper in Dubai. He studied Sport Journalism at University but spent a large portion of his academic years building City Watch instead - the largest independent Manchester City Twitter account and website.