Week 16 – Crystal Palace vs Everton – Sport Grill


Crystal Palace. welcome Everton to Selhurst Park in the concluding match of the latest Premier League action on Super Sunday.

Should Leicester lose on Sunday afternoon, victory would see Palace climb to 11th in the table.

Everton meanwhile could move up to as high as eighth in the table with a win.

 

Team News

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Joachim Andersen is set to return for Crystal Palace after recovering from a hamstring injury which kept him out of Palace’s last three matches, of which Patrick Viera’s Eagles lost all three games in that time.

Joel Ward returns from suspension but James McArthur (hamstring) and Nathan Ferguson (fitness) remain absent.

Everton could welcome Lucas Digne back from an internal suspension which forced him to miss their comeback win against Arsenal last weekend.

Allan (fitness) and Solomon Rondon (hamstring) are also set to be available but Yerry Mina (calf), Tom Davies (knee) and Dominic Calvert-Lewin (quad) are ruled out.

 

Stat Attack

  • Crystal Palace are winless in their last 13 meetings against Everton (D7, L6).
  • Everton are unbeaten in their last ten visits to Selhurst Park (W5, D5).
  • Two of the last three meetings at Selhurst Park in this fixture finished goalless.
  • 30 of Palace’s 145 headed clearances in Premier League this season have been made by Joel Ward.
  • Everton have kept just one disciplinary clean sheet in nine away matches in all competitions this season.

 

Prediction

Although Palace have seen their form slip with just one point from their last four matches and three consecutive defeats, Patrick Vieira should be encouraged by the fact that they have lost their recent games by one goal margins.

Palace though need to start converting more of their chances because they are still creating opportunities but waste their shots, which was evident in their loss against Manchester United last weekend in which they defended well.

Everton meanwhile snapped their eight-match winless streak with a well-played comeback win over Arsenal, even though they did again concede but Demarai Gray and Richarlison looked dangerous every time they had the ball so those two players will be crucial to their attacks here.

Both teams though aren’t the best overall form so I am expecting a fierce fight here and another draw wouldn’t be a surprise.

Prediction: Crystal Palace 1-1 Newcastle



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