Everton vs Crystal Palace : 05/19/22 08:45 PM
Tip Everton – Crystal Palace
A 3-2 home loss to Brentford on Sunday has left Everton still in relegation trouble. They are 16th and host Crystal Palace who are 12th in the table. Sunday’s loss sees Everton a point ahead of Leeds (with this game in hand) and two clear of 18th placed Burnley from the same number of games. A win over Palace will see them in the Premier League next season. How will they react to losing to Brentford after twice leading in the home fixture? They also had Braithwaite and Rondon sent off, so more problems for Frank Lampard. Everton had been unbeaten in four home league games before being beaten by Brentford. This is their best chance of getting points in the final week of the Premier League season. Their final game is at Arsenal who will need points to get into the Champions League.
Crystal Palace are 12th but still in with a chance of a top ten finish. The weekend saw them draw 1-1 with Aston Villa and after this game, their final match is at home to Manchester United. Palace are unbeaten in their last four league games, last being beaten by Newcastle in late April. They have only lost two of their last nine away fixtures in the Premier League and only failed to score in two of them. Palace haven’t won on their last six league visits to Goodison Park, last winning in 2014. Everton know this might be their last Premier League home game for a while. Their fans know that too and will be a key 12th man. Go for Everton to get a win in what will be a tense fixture.
Key points Everton – Crystal Palace
Everton have lost one of their last five home league matches.
Crystal Palace haven’t won on their last six league visits to Everton.
Palace haven’t got a great deal to play for, Everton have every reason to get a win.
ConclusionEVERTON – CRYSTAL PALACE
Everton lost at home on Sunday but know a victory over Crystal Palace will save their skins. They had gone four home league games without defeat before being beaten by Brentford. Their opponents don’t have a great deal to play for. They’ve had another inconsistent season but did get to the FA Cup semi-finals. Everton have every reason in the world to put in a performance that will end their relegation nightmares for good. Back the Toffees to get a home win followed by a huge sigh of relief.