Everton v Crystal Palace
Friday 8pm BST
Many conflicting statistics between these 2 teams. Palace are ready for a bigger challenge and should be able to keep it close in a tight one. We’ll back them on the Asian Handicap +0.75 at 2.02 with Bet365.
Everton return to Goodison with their tales between their legs after offering very little against a committed Bournemouth side last week. They played like a different outfit to the undefeated unit that had taken 13 points from their first 5 matches. Crystal Palace arrive in smashing form looking for their fourth win on the bounce after scoring an aggregate of 9 goals in wins over Middlesbrough, Stoke and Sunderland. These 3 are hardly top-line opposition but the wins have been full of merit with away results either side of the 4-1 win at home to Stoke.
In recent times Palace have been able to match it with the Toffees. Last season they played out 2 draws and prior to that Palace had won the 2 most recent meetings at Goodison, both with a 2-3 scoreline. They will be very confident heading into this Friday night fixture.
This fixture has tended to be feast or famine when looking at goals. Our sample shows 4 of 6 matches have finished Under 2.5 goals with the other 2 matches being the 2-3 results at Goodison won by Palace. Both Teams have scored in 3 of the 6 matches.
It’s been goalless in 3 of the 6 matches mixed in with 2 games with a goal scored before the 10-minute mark. Romelu Lukaku has opened the scoring twice in the last 4 matches against Palace and has shown a return a form recently.