No Time Like Present To Pinch Some Points Off Toffees

After a run that has seen the Eagles slowly fall down the table, Roy Hodgson will be keen for his men to get back to winning ways before the glance over the shoulder becomes more of a concern.

DATE

8th February 2020

KICK OFF

12.30pm

VENUE

Goodison Park, Goodison Road, Liverpool L4 4EL

LAST TIME

The last trip to Goodison was October 2018 when the hosts took all three points courtesy of late goals from Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Cenk Tosun. It was not to be Palace’s day as Luka Milivojevic missed a penalty and an effort from Cheikhou Kouyate hit the woodwork.

OFFICIALS

REFEREE – David Coote

ASSISTANTS – Lee Betts, Nick Hopton, Paul Tierney (assistant)

VAR – Stuart Attwell, Andy Halliday (assistant)

INJURY CONCERNS

PALACE – Mamadou Sakho, Jeffrey Schlupp

EVERTON – Jean-Phillipe Gbamin, Andre Gomes

SUSPENSIONS

Fabian Delph

DISCIPLINE

Red cards – Mamadou Sakho (1), Luka Milivojevic (1), Fabian Delph (1), Morgan Schneiderlin (1), Seamus Coleman (1)

Yellow cards (4+) – Luka Milivojevic (9), Dominic Calvert-Lewin (6), Tom Davies (6), James Tomkins (5), Richarlison (4), James McArthur (4), James McArthy (4), Jordan Ayew (4)

FORM GUIDE

Last FIVE meetings between the two sides;

  • 10/08/2019 Crystal Palace 0-0 Everton
  • 27/04/2019 Crystal Palace 0-0 Everton
  • 21/10/2018 Everton 2-0 Crystal Palace
  • 10/02/2018 Everton 3-1 Crystal Palace
  • 18/11/2017 Crystal Palace 2-2 Everton

Last FIVE results for Palace;

  • 01/02/2020 Crystal Palace 0-1 Sheffield United
  • 21/01/2020 Crystal Palace 0-2 Southampton
  • 18/01/2020 Manchester City 2-2 Crystal Palace
  • 11/01/2020 Crystal Palace 1-1 Arsenal
  • 05/01/2020 Crystal Palace 0-1 Derby County

Last FIVE results for Everton;

  • 01/02/2020 Watford 2-3 Everton
  • 21/01/2020 Everton 2-2 Newcastle United
  • 18/01/2020 West Ham United 1-1 Everton
  • 11/01/2020 Everton 1-0 Brighton & Hove Albion
  • 05/01/2020 Liverpool 1-0 Everton

RECORD AGAINST EVERTON

  • Played 50
  • Won 12
  • Drawn 18
  • Lost 20

FORM PLAYERS

Top two rated players from each team so far this season according to Who Scored;

  • Richarlison 7.28
  • Djibril Sidibe 7.12
  • Wilfried Zaha 7.09
  • Jordan Ayew 6.95

ONE TO WATCH

RICHARLISON

Former clubs – Real Noroeste, America Mineiro, Fluminense, Watford

A player rumoured to have interested Barcelona in the January transfer window has not particularly set the Premier League alight this season but is an integral part of this Everton side. Since joining from Watford in 2017, the Brazilian has made over 50 appearances for the Toffees and scored 21 goals. He has 8 Premier League goals to his name so far this season and what is more surprising is the fact that his tackling statistics are particularly impressive for an attacking player.

KEY CLASH

CHRISTIAN BENTEKE v YERRY MINA

The Belgian striker impressed on his return to the starting line up last weekend, so much so that the Eagles looked pretty toothless without him when he was substituted. He will be keener than anyone to hit the back of the net, something the big Colombian centre back he will be facing has had more success with this season. It will be a compelling contest between the two, particularly in the air as both have a big aerial presence.

PRE-GAME STATS

  • Top passers – Yerry Mina (1,112), Luka Milivojevic (1,048)
  • Palace have drawn their last 3 away league matches
  • Top scorers – Dominic Calvert-Lewin (10), Richarlison (8)
  • Everton have kept a clean sheet in their last 3 matches against Palace in all competitions
  • Top assists – Lucas Digne (5), Djibril Sidibe (4)
  • Everton are undefeated in their last 10 matches against Palace in all competitions
  • Top tackles – Djibril Sidibe (63), Richarlison (54)
  • There has not been a goal in the last two encounters between the two sides

PREDICTION

The Eagles will be looking to take something away from Goodison but it has been a happy home in the league of late for the hosts, they are without a loss since November when Norwich City came to town and left with all three points. In contrast, Palace have been decent on the road with one loss in seven and it is away from home they are looking more likely to pick up points.

Final score: 1-1

BETTING ODDS

  • Home – 8/13
  • Draw – 11/4
  • Away – 9/2
  • Both teams to score – 11/10
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