Crystal Palace vs Everton: Match Preview

Venue: Selhurst Park

Date: 18/11/2017

Kick-off: 15:00 (BST)

Everton prepare to travel to Selhurst Park to square off against Crystal Palace on Saturday and caretaker David Unsworth will be hopeful that the Toffees are able to claim another good result in order to boost his personal aspirations of being appointed as manager at Goodison Park on a permanent basis.

Everton finally ended their terrible run of form with an exciting 3-2 victory over Watford before the international break and the match could prove to be a turning point in what has been a terrible campaign so far.

Up next is clash against bottom place Crystal Palace and while on paper, Everton might be the favourites the match will surely not be an easy encounter for the away side.

Everton Team News

Everton will surely be lining up with Jordan Pickford in goal while he will be protected by the defensive lineup of Leighton Baines, Phil Jagielka, Michael Keane and Jonjoe Kenny.

At the middle of the park, Idrissa Gueye and Tom Davies look set to start and although Muhamed Besic as well as Morgan Schneiderlin are available, young Beni Baningime might get another start in the Everton midfield.

In the attacking positions, Gylfi Sigurdsson and Wayne Rooney will be providing the support to lone attacker Oumar Niasse but the likes of Kevin Mirallas, Aaron Lennon and Dominic Calvert-Lewin are also the other options available for Unsworth to choose from.

Ross Barkley, Yannick Bolasie, Seamus Coleman, Ramiro Funes Mori and James McCarthy are all out injured at the moment.

Probable Lineups

Crystal Palace (Probable XI): Speroni; Ward, Sakho, Dann, Fosu-Mensah; Townsend, Milivojevic, Cabaye, Loftus-Cheek; Zaha, Benteke

Everton (Probable XI): Pickford; Baines, Jagielka, Williams, Kenny; Gueye, Baningime, Davies; Sigurdsson, Niasse, Rooney

Last Meeting

21/01/2017 Crystal Palace 0 – 1 Everton

30/09/2016 Everton 1 – 1 Crystal Palace

Prediction

Everton have not lost against Crystal Palace in their last five encounters and the Toffees should head into the clash on Saturday fairly confident of the victory – especially given their recent win over Watford.

Palace are an improving side as well under Roy Hodgson and given that so much is at stake for both sides, a draw looks like a possible result.

Crystal Palace 1 – 1 Everton

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