Everton v Crystal Palace Betting Preview, Odds & Tips | 21/10/18

Everton v Crystal Palace Betting Preview, Odds & Tips

Dave South (@LockupTipster) previews Everton v Crystal Palace and provides us with his best bets for Sunday’s 4pm kick off by analysing team news, potential line-ups, head-to-head, key stats and facts and more.

Everton v Crystal Palace Betting Preview, Odds & Tips

  • Date: 21/10/18
  • Time: 16:00
  • Venue: Goodison Park
  • Channel: Sky Sports PL

A number of punters will be glad to see the back of the International break and with only one Premier League game on Super Sunday, we have the delight of Everton hosting Crystal Palace.

Palace will be looking to turnaround their form and have registered just seven points out of a possible twenty-four available this term. Everton will be looking to make it three wins on the bounce and are just below evens to do so.

Odds compilers are playing this game with some caution especially around the popular both to score and total goals market. I do think Everton are on a good roll and hope the international break has not thwarted their run.

Team News

Starting with Everton; Andre Gomes and Yerry Mina are closing in on their long-awaited Everton debuts after reporting for full training this week. Idrissa Gueye picked up a reported ankle injury during the international break and is a doubt for Marco Silva's side. With Seamus Coleman set to miss out, Jonjoe Kenny will continue at right-back. Lucas Digne will hope to solidifiy the left-back role on the opposite flank.

Palace have Connor Wickham and Scott Dann both stepped up their recoveries from long-term injuries in a friendly during the international break. Roy Hodgson could do with Wickham being back at 100 per cent as quickly as possible, as Christian Benteke is now a long-term absentee. Wilfried Zaha will require assessment by the Palace medical staff after aggravating a groin problem on international duty for the Ivory Coast. His absence would be a huge blow

Potential Everton Starting XI: Pickford, Digne, Zouma, Keane, Kennt, Davies, Scheiderlin, Bernard, Sigurdsson, Walcott and Richarlison

Potential Palace Starting XI: Hennessey, Aanholt, Sakho, Tomkins, Wan-Bissaka, Schlupp, Millvojevic, McArthur, Townsend, Ayew and Zaha

Head To Head

  • Everton 2-4-0 Palace (Last six).

Key Stats & Facts

  • Everton are unbeaten in the last six Premier League meetings spanning back to the 15/16 season.
  • Everton are unbeaten in the last seven against Palace.
  • Both teams have scored in four of the last six meetings.

Betting Odds

  • Everton – 89/100 Marathonbet
  • Draw 45/17 Unibet
  • Palace – 19/5 Betfred

The Verdict

The bet I have identified has a certain yes factor to it in my opinion. This is Everton to pocket all three points against visiting Palace.

Reasons for the selection are mainly the home bias factor and the fact Palace have failed to beat Everton in all of the last seven games. Everton themselves were on a good mini run before the international break and believe they can continue from where they left off.

The Toffee’s are fairly effective at snatching possession and are also strong at attacking set pieces and attacking down the wings. Everton when in the lead are not the best team at parking the bus. If Everton are able to play with width, create chances by attempting crosses often the voices of the home fans can aid rallying the home side to a narrow victory.

It would not surprise me if the game was won by a single goal with layers punting just below evens on fewer than three goals. With both sides scoring around the same price indicates a similar viewpoint to me.

Lastly if you agree with my forecast of a narrow game, Betway are 7/5 the game ends with a single goal margin for either side or the BIGGER 67/25 with Marathonbet for Everton to take the game by a single goal.

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