Patrick Vieira has made it clear that his team will be playing for a top ten finish in the Premier League which if successful will cap a very good first season at the club for the Frenchman.
19th May 2022
Goodison Park, Goodison Road, Liverpool L4 4EL
The last time these two faced each other at Goodison was April 2021 when a James Rodriguez first half goal gave the hosts a half time lead but the Eagles found late equaliser from substitute Michy Batshuayi just two minutes after coming on.
WHO SCORED MAN OF THE MATCH – James Rodriguez (8.0)
Referee: Anthony Taylor. Assistants: Gary Beswick, Adam Nunn. Fourth official: Kevin Friend. VAR: Mike Dean. Assistant VAR: Eddie Smart
PALACE – Micheal Olise, James McArthur, Nathan Ferguson and James Tomkins are all injury absentees.
EVERTON – Michael Keane and Ben Godfrey are available again after illness. Yerry Mina and Fabian Delph both miss out due to injury while Jarrad Branthwaite and Salomon Rondon are suspended.
RED CARDS – Wilfried Zaha (1), Michael Keane (1), Jarrad Branthwaite (1), Salomon Rondon (1), Mason Holgate (1), Jonjo Kenny (1), Allan (1)
YELLOW CARDS (7+) – Conor Gallagher (10), Richalison (9), Joel Ward (8)
Last FIVE meetings between the two sides;
- 20/03/22 Palace 4-0 Everton
- 12/12/21 Palace 3-1 Everton
- 05/04/21 Everton 1-1 Palace
- 26/09/20 Palace 1-2 Everton
- 08/02/20 Everton 3-1 Palace
Last FIVE results for Palace:
- 15/05/22 Villa 1-1 Palace
- 07/05/22 Palace 1-0 Watford
- 30/04/22 Saints 1-2 Palace
- 25/04/22 Palace 0-0 Leeds
- 20/04/22 Newcastle 1-0 Palace
Last FIVE results for Everton;
- 15/05/22 Everton 2-3 Brentford
- 11/05/22 Watford 0-0 Everton
- 08/05/22 Leicester 1-2 Everton
- 01/05/22 Everton 1-0 Chelsea
- 24/04/22 Liverpool 2-0 Everton
Heading into the fixture, Palace are 13th in the Premier League with 45 points from 36 games played while Everton are 16th with 36 points from the same amount of games.
RECORD AGAINST EVERTON
- Played 55
- Won 14
- Drawn 19
- Lost 22
FORM PLAYERS ACCORDING TO WHO SCORED
- Conor Gallagher 7.11
- Wilfried Zaha 6.98
- Richarlison 6.93
- Demarai Gray 6.80
ONE TO WATCH
FORMER CLUBS – Real Noroeste, America Mineiro, Fluminense, Watford
The Brazilian international has made over 100 appearances for the Toffees since arriving at Goodison Park in 2018 from Watford. He is not far off reaching 50 goals for the club and can be a real thorn in the side of any opposition.
TYRICK MITCHELL v ANTHONY GORDON
The tricky Everton winger has already made a name for himself for hitting the deck easily but he really can be better. Tyrick will need to be on his toes but he has enough about him to cope with the threat that could be posed.
Everton have only lost 1 of their last 14 league matches against Palace (W6 D7), although that defeat did come in this season’s reverse fixture.
Everton’s Richarlison has been involved in 7 goals in his last nine league appearances (5 goals, 2 assists). Overall, he’s had a hand in 14 league goals this season (9 goals, 5 assists), only registering more in 2019/20 (13 goals, 3 assists).
Palace are looking to achieve a Premier League double over Everton for the first time.
Seven of Palace’s league goals this season have been scored by substitutes, their highest ever tally in a single campaign. Odsonne Edouard, Jeffrey Schlupp and Michael Olise have scored 2 each for the Eagles this term, with only Dwight Gayle in 2013/14 (4) ever netting more from the bench for them in a single Premier League campaign.
- GOALS – Wilfried Zaha (13 – 9th in PL)
- ASSISTS – Michael Olise (5)
- PASSES – Marc Guehi (2284 – 8th in PL)
- TACKLES – Tyrick Mitchell (98 – 3rd in PL)
- TOUCHES – Marc Guehi (2642 – 10th in PL)
- SHOTS – Wilfried Zaha (66)
- SAVES – Guaita (80 – 13th in PL)
DID YOU KNOW?
Everton were the first club to issue a matchday programme at home fixtures.
The atmosphere will be hostile as Everton need the win to secure their Premier League future but Palace will thrive in such an environment and will not be pushovers in this fixture. There will be goals and for both teams so we are plumping for an entertaining score draw to fray the home nerves.
FINAL SCORE: 2-2
- Home – 20/23
- Draw – 12/5
- Away – 10/3
- Both teams to score – 20/23