Crystal Palace v Everton Betting Preview, Odds & Tips | 10/08/19

Crystal Palace v Everton Betting Preview, Odds & Tips

Catello Cuomo (@CatelloCuomo3) previews Crystal Palace v Everton and provides us with his best bets for this Premier League clash, analysing team news, potential line-ups, head-to-head, key stats and facts and more.

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Crystal Palace v Everton Betting Preview, Odds & Tips

  • Date: 10/08/19
  • Time: 15:00
  • Venue: Selhurst Park
  • Channel: N/A

Crystal Palace approach their opening game of the season with an all too familiar feel. Another summer with speculation surrounding their star player, Wilf Zaha, who has been the talk of potential moves to both Arsenal and Everton. Only this time it could have a more detrimental effect on the club. A £70m plus players bid from Everton for Zaha, which Palace rejected, led to the player handing in a transfer request and also didn’t attend training on deadline line day amid the speculation. You have to wonder how this will affect the player and the team considering how important he is to Palace.

One player that has moved from Selhurst Park is Aaron Wan-Bissaka. Some solid performances across last season saw Manchester United make their move for the full back in a £50m deal.

A bigger concern for Palace was their lack of activity in bringing players in. An ageing squad is already thin on the ground and the only players that had arrived with just 2 days left of the transfer window were Jordan Ayew and Stephen Henderson from Swansea and Nottingham Forest respectively. Palace have since added Gary Cahill on a free transfer, Victor Camarasa on loan and James McCarthy from Everton.

Preseason hasn’t been great for Hodgson’s men with a depleted squad and disappointing results. They started with a loss and a draw in the Uhren Cup against Luzern and Young Boys. They took young squads to Barnet and Bromley and lost 6-2 and 1-0. Sandwiched between these two defeats was a 1-0 loss against Nottingham Forest where arguably, only Zaha and Sakho, were missing from their starting line-up. They put Bristol City to the sword beating them 5-0 but were comprehensively beat 4-0 by Hertha Berlin.

It’s been a bit more exciting at Goodison this summer with 6 coming in and 4 departing. Idrissa Gueye’s move to PSG will be a big loss as he put in some key performances last season, especially when being denied a January move to the French giants. Ademola Lookman has made his move permanent to RB Leipzig and Vlasic has made the move to CSKA Moscow. One key loss to Everton from last season will be Kurt Zouma who returns back to Chelsea.

Arriving at Goodison park so is Andre Gomes who has made the permanent move to Everton from Barcelona. Goalkeeper Jonas Lossl arrives on a free transfer who had some good spells in a weak, relegated Huddersfield side. They have invested just shy of £25m for Gbamin from FSV Mainz with the 23-year-old being earmarked as the successor to Gueye. Djibril Sidibe arrives on a season long loan and could prove to be a solid addition at right back. The signing of Delph from Man City could turn out to be a good piece of business as the England International will add some valuable experience but the stand out signing has to be that of Kean from Juventus. The striker arrives for £25m and with the ridiculously high transfer fees being issued nowadays, this could be one major bargain. They had offers rejected in and around deadline day for Smalling and Rojo, but at the time of writing there is still hope that they will secure the signing of Alex Iwobi.

Everton have recorded just one victory during preseason, a 1-0 win against Monaco. They have played out 3 0-0 draws and have lost against Mainz and Sevilla. With just 3 goals scored during 7 preseason games, the arrival of Kean could prove pivotal.

Team News

Crystal Palace – James Tomkins is still out from last season with a groin injury. Sakho last started for Palace in February but has got some minutes under his belt during pre-season but unsure if he will start. Zaha has yet to feature in preseason for Palace after being away with the Ivory Coast for the African Nations Cup

Everton – A clean bill of health for Silva for the season opener

Potential Crystal Palace Starting XI: Guaita, Van Aanholt, Kelly, Dann, Ward, Milivojevic, McCarthy, Ayew, Meyer, Townsend, Benteke

Potential Everton Starting XI: Pickford, Digne, Keane, Mina, Coleman, Gomes, Delph, Richarlison, Sigurdsson, Bernard, Kean

Head To Head

  • They have faced each other 33 times; Everton winning 13, Palace winning 9 and 11 ending all square.

Key Stats & Facts

  • Everton are unbeaten against Palace in their last 9 games.
  • The corresponding fixture last season ended 0-0.
  • Palace last beat Everton at home back in the 94/95 season (8 games).
  • Everton have kept clean sheets in 5 of their last 6 at Selhurst Park.
  • 5 of the last 6 at Selhurst Park between these 2 sides have seen 1 goal or less being scored.

Betting Odds

  • Crystal Palace 9/4
  • Draw 23/10
  • Everton 6/4

The Verdict

Palace have been slow starters the past couple of seasons, particularly at home. Their lack of attacking options is a big concern, especially with the Zaha saga. I think it is going to be a long season for them and if they are going to achieve anywhere close to last seasons position then their home form has to improve and must better just the 5 wins that they mustered last season.

I feel the players that Everton have brought in some real quality and Silva can almost start to enjoy the team that he is trying to build. It could be the first time in 6 years that they finally break the top 6 again, but for them to do that they need to be more consistent.

I’m failing to see a reason why not to back Everton here given their activity during the summer and the grey clouds forming over Palace.

Luka Milivojevic has been shown a card in 3 of the last 4 games against Everton, including both games last season. Expect him to get through a lot of work and put in a few challenges. Jonathan Moss takes charge of this one and he averages 3.62 cards a game across the 200 Premier League games he has officiated.

Recommended Bets

  • 2pts – Everton to win @ 2.50
  • 0.5pts – Milivojevic to be shown a card @ 3.75