Everton continues building their hopes for a top-four finish off against Crystal Palace in the late Premier League kickoff. The match schedules for Monday at Goodison Park, with a kickoff at 9:00 pm.
The Toffees entered the International Break on the back of a 2-0 FA Cup defeat to Manchester City. On the other hand, Palace returned to winning ways after recording a 1-0 win over West Bromwich Albion.
Despite an established history in the Champions League for the 61-year-old, Carlo Ancelotti’s chances of regaining past glory days in the competition are becoming slim by the moment. Before falling for a FA Cup semi-finals defeat, Everton played a home loss to Burnley after falling short at Stamford Bridge at the hands of Thomas Tuchel.
However, a win this Monday will bring Everton into the conversation of a top-four battle race while equaled with points with Liverpool, Tottenham, and West Ham United. With Chelsea and Tottenham dropping points earlier this weekend, it is the perfect opportunity to catch up.
It was a tough battle against relegation battled West Brom for Roy Hodgson. However, Luka Milivojevic proved his prowess with a 12-yard strike to give Palace the much-needed win. The Eagles only took two points from a possible nine from fixtures with Fulham, Manchester United, and Tottenham. However, it comes with only one defeat in their past five fixtures.
Everton vs. Crystal Palace Head to Head
Both sides have 15 games against each other, with Everton takes home six wins while Crystal Palace has two wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Everton 0-2 Man City
Everton 1-2 Burnley
Chelsea 2-0 Everton
West Brom 0-1 Everton
Liverpool 0-2 Everton
Crystal Palace 1-0 West Brom
Tottenham 4-1 Crystal Palace
Crystal Palace 0-0 Man United
Crystal Palace 0-0 Fulham
Brighton 1-2 Crystal Palace
Everton Team News
After betting a brace during international duty, Dominic Calvert-Lewin earns some minutes to regain his goal-scoring form this week. Rodriguez made substantial strides to regain his form from a calf problem and remains in line for a recall. Other injury doubts ahead of the clash include Tom Davies, Alex Iwobi, and Gylfi Sigurdsson.
Crystal Palace Team News
There are several alarming absentees for Hodgson ahead of this clash, with Nathaniel Clyne, Tyrick Mitchell, and Kouyate battling to make a recovery. However, MacArthur and Ferguson are out.
Prediction and Odds
We cannot overlook the opponent’s camp’s injury situation with an incensed Everton begging for a win.
Goals Under 2.5
No Score: Away Team