Match Preview: Everton v Crystal Palace

Recent Meetings

18 Nov 2017 Crystal Palace 2-2 Everton
21 Jan 2017 Crystal Palace 0-1 Everton
30 Sep 2016 Everton 1-1 Crystal Palace
13 Apr 2016 Crystal Palace 0-0 Everton
7 Dec 2015 Everton 1-1 Crystal Palace

Overview

  • Less said about the Arsenal game, the better.
  • However, there are a couple of boosts for Everton ahead of the Crystal Palace game.
    • Seamus Coleman is likely to return to the squad after being ill.
    • Bakary Sako, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Wilfried Zaha will all miss the game through injury.

The Opposition

  • In spite of their extremely poor start to the season, Crystal Palace have turned things round under Roy Hodgson.
  • Since the two sides’ last meeting, Crystal Palace lost just twice in the league in 14 games – both against Arsenal.
    • Palace also drawn half of those games.
  • Crystal Palace have won just twice away from home in the league (against Southampton and Leicester).
  • They failed to score in their first 8 away games in the league this season, but scored in each of their 5 away games since.
  • Crystal Palace have made 14 interceptions per game in the Premier League this season – only Everton made more (14.7).
  • Crystal Palace have created 75 chances from crosses this season – more than any other team in the Premier League.

Opposition’s Most Recent Match – Crystal Palace 1-1 Newcastle

  • Crystal Palace had more shots than Newcastle (20-12) but only 6 of their shots were on target.
  • Their lack of clinical finishing meant they needed a penalty to rescue them.
  • 37% of match action also occurred in Newcastle’s third, but Crystal Palace didn’t make the most of it.

One To Watch

Luka Milivojevic – 2017/18 Premier League
Games 24
Goals 6
Interceptions 44
Clearances 38
Successful Tackles 59
Passes Blocked 28

Key Stats

  • Everton have beaten Crystal Palace at Goodison Park only twice in the last 12 meetings in all competitions.
  • Everton have lost to Crystal Palace at Goodison Park in 4 of the last 8 league meetings.
  • Everton have kept a clean sheet against Crystal Palace at Goodison Park in just one of the last 11 meetings.

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