Everton vs Palace: Preview, Betting tips and Predictions - Premier League Matchweek 26
|Only Liverpool, with 30, have won more points from their last 10 Premier League matches than Everton's 19. The Toffees have lost only one of those (W5 D4). (Source: premierleague.com)|
Everton vs Palace
Saturday 08 February 2020
Carlo Ancelotti goes head to head with Roy Hodgson, two of the oldest managers in the Premier League with a very rich history between them.
However, the English manager has only beaten the traveled Italian just once and he’ll look to better that stat when they meet at Goodison Park on Saturday in the first of two fixtures available for the day.
Life has improved drastically for the fans since Ancellotti took over the reins from Marco Silva, tasting defeat just once in the league.
Steering the team into the top ten albeit with a slim advantage over the teams behind them.
Over-reliance on Dominic Calvert Lewin needs to be addressed.
Palace will be slightly handicapped as they can’t call on Cenk Tosun who’s on loan from Everton.
Jordan Ayew will start upfront for the Eagles to square up against Yeri Mina and Mason Holgate, a partnership that seems to work for the Italian manager.
Palace were the last team to beat Liverpool at Anfield, better away than when they play at home.
The Toffees will be wary here but Palace don’t score too many goals.
Fabian Delph is not available for selection as he is serving a one-match ban due to his sending off against Watford last weekend.
Andre Gomes is back in training and continues to recover from a severe ankle injury.
Crystal Palace loanee Cenk Tosun is ineligible to face his parent club
Mamadou Sakho and Jeffrey Schlupp are still out of action.
Verdict: Everton to win or draw
Player to watch: Dominic Calvert Lewin