Kick-off: 1600, 21/10/2018
Stadium: Goodison Park
TV: Sky Sports
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What Trueform says for Everton vs Crystal Palace
Everton went into the international break in good spirits after two straight Premier League wins and can see off Crystal Palace if returning to action in similar form.
The Eagles are far less likely to have enjoyed their fortnight off following back-to-back defeats at the start of the month.
It is hard to get away from the Toffees on that basic evidence, so 17/20 for a home win has to be our opening Everton vs Crystal Palace prediction.
A Look At Everton’s Betting Odds
Everton received a confidence boost when easing past Fulham 3-0 on Merseyside and followed that up with a first away win of the season when prevailing 2-1 at Leicester.
Getting Richarlison back from suspension has been a lift and he broke the deadlock at King Power Stadium.
Gylfi Sigurdsson has also been enjoying his football again under Marco Silva and his stunning second-half strike settled the issue.
Silva’s style of play is easy on the eye and he declared: “We deserve to take the three points. This is our image. It will be so in the future more and more, I don’t have doubts about that.”
Brazilian midfielder Bernard was another player to impress on his first Premier League start since a summer switch from Shakhtar Donetsk.
The Toffees look good going forward and there were plenty of goals when these teams met last term, with four in each fixture.
Last Everton line-up: Pickford, Keane, Zouma, Digne, Kenny, Sigurdsson, Gueye, Bernard, Davies, Walcott, Richarlison.
Yerry Mina and Andre Gomes could be involved in some capacity after recovering from respective foot and hamstring injuries.
James McCarthy is also fit after being sidelined since suffering a horrific double leg break in January, but fellow midfielder Idrissa Gueye is a doubt after injuring his ankle while on Senegal duty.
A Look At Crystal Palace’s Betting Odds
Palace’s form has been up and down all season and they could do with getting back on a positive footing following losses to Bournemouth and Wolves.
The Eagles were undone by a late penalty when going down 2-1 to the Cherries and paid the price for missing some early chances in a 1-0 home defeat versus Wanderers.
Roy Hodgson said of the latest setback: “At the end, it became a desperation type of performance, where we are hoping things will happen. It is a major disappointment.”
Palace are the type of team which can always spring a surprise on the road, as Wilfried Zaha makes them a threat on the break.
However, Goodison Park is a tough place to visit when things aren’t going well, so we’re sticking with the hosts.
Sigurdsson has scored four times in as many Premier League matches and appeals at 9/4 to add to that tally in our Everton vs Crystal Palace betting tips.
The Iceland international was also on target when the Toffees beat Palace 3-1 here in February.
Last Palace line-up: Hennessey, Van Aanholt, Tomkins, Sakho, Schlupp, Wan-Bissaka, Milivojevic, Townsend, McArthur, Zaha, Ayew.
Zaha faces a late fitness test on an adductor injury, while Max Meyer and Alexander Sorloth will similarly be given time to recover from viral infections.
Christian Benteke is recovering from surgery on his knee, Joel Ward has a muscular injury and Scott Dann and Connor Wickham are short of match fitness following long-term knee injuries.
Leicester 1-2 EVERTON – Richarlison, Gylfi Sigurdsson
CRYSTAL PALACE 0-1 Wolves
Head-to-head: Everton 3-1 Palace, Palace 2-2 Everton, Palace 0-1 Everton, Everton 1-1 Palace, Palace 0-0 Everton, Everton 1-1 Palace
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