Kick-off: 1500, 10/08/2019
Stadium: Selhurst Park
Everton have gone nine games against Crystal Palace without tasting defeat and can extend that to double figures when returning to Premier League action.
However, five of those head-to-head encounters between the Toffees and the Eagles have ended in stalemate, including the last couple played at Selhurst Park.
Punters can get 11/5 for another draw here and that is a percentage pick for our first Crystal Palace vs Everton prediction.
A Look At Crystal Palace’s Betting Odds
Palace finished last season strongly, picking up 10 points out of the final 12 available to end up in 12th place, four spots and five points below Everton.
That good run featured wins over Arsenal, Cardiff and Bournemouth, with 11 goals scored in those triumphs, as well as a draw with the Toffees at this venue.
Michy Batshuayi has since gone back to Chelsea, while losing Aaron Wan-Bissaka to Manchester United for £50million was a blow.
However, fending off strong interest from Arsenal and Everton to keep hold of talismanic forward Wilfried Zaha was a major boost.
Hodgson has brought in a couple of steady performers in Chelsea defender Gary Cahill and Toffees midfielder James McCarthy.
Going forward, Jordan Ayew has joined on a permanent basis after a good loan spell last season, while Real Betis playmaker Victor Camarasa arrives following a decent stint with Cardiff.
Hodgson has the experience to get Zaha back on side, so 7/2 for the scores to be level at half-time and full-time takes the eye from the Crystal Palace vs Everton odds.
A Look At Everton’s Betting Odds
Everton climbed up to eighth at the end of last term thanks to winning five of their last eight matches, including defeats of Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United.
However, only one success came on the road, at West Ham, and the Toffees closed with just 20 of their 54 points having been earned away from home.
Marco Silva initially sought to add some steel to his side by bringing in Fabian Delph from Manchester City for £8.5m.
Completing a £22m permanent move for Andre Gomes after last season’s successful loan spell was a no-brainer, while former Huddersfield keeper Jonas Lossl will keep Jordan Pickford on his toes.
A late flurry of transfer activity then saw 19-year-old striker Moise Kean come in from Juventus for £25m and Arsenal winger Alex Iwobi arrive for £35m.
Several other bids went astray, but Mainz midfielder Jean-Philippe Gbamin replaces PSG-bound Idrissa Gueye and France defender Djibril Sidibe comes in on a season-long loan from Monaco.
Silva said of Iwobi: “Alex was one of our main targets for this window and I believe he is a fantastic signing. He is a direct and skilful winger, who always works very hard.
“He is still young but already with a lot of top-level experience – 100 Premier League matches, more in Europe and many international games.
“Alex fits exactly the profile of player I want. He is hungry to join Everton and take the next step in his career, to help us compete with the strongest teams in the league and reach his potential at our club.”
The Toffees will be looking to challenge the top six this term, but this is not an easy place to start and 11/2 for a 1-1 draw completes our Crystal Palace vs Everton betting tips.
CRYSTAL PALACE 5-3 Bournemouth – Michy Batshuayi (2), Jack Simpson (og), Patrick van Aanholt, Andros Townsend
Tottenham 2-2 EVERTON – Theo Walcott, Cenk Tosun
Head-to-head: Palace 0-0 Everton, Everton 2-0 Palace, Everton 3-1 Palace, Palace 2-2 Everton
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