Crystal Palace under Roy Hodgson has won three matches. Everton are winless in their last 4 matches. What to expect during that meeting?
With three wins in a row, Crystal Palace are a comfortable distance away from the relegation zone and can afford to play at their own pleasure, but they are not going to slow down. In four games in a row in the EPL, the Eagles paired with their rivals to break the TB 1.5: defeat by Arsenal (1-4) and victories over Leicester (2-1), Leeds (5-1) and Southampton (2-0). I expect another fun match and at least two goals from Roy Hodgson’s side.
Everton continues to have a tight and sweaty struggle for survival in the league. “The Toffees only beat Nottingham Forrest in the relegation zone by extra points. Sean Dyche’s charges need to cling to points in every game and win if possible. There is no reason for Everton to sit in defense. In the last four rounds of the EPL, the Toffees, like their opponents, have consistently played on TB 1.5: draws with Chelsea (2-2) and TTX (1-1), defeats to MU (0-2) and Fulham (1-3).
The hosts are expected to be the favorites for this match. Palace with the arrival of the new old coach, rebooted, and now shows a very decent level of play. Everton with the arrival of Sean Dyche has not played better, still, more often bugging out than driving. Given their poor play on the road this season, it’s highly unlikely that the visitors can do much good here.