Everton vs Crystal Palace predictions, tips and odds: New faces in the dugout for Eagles
Everton and Crystal Palace meet in a huge clash at the bottom of the Premier League on Monday at 8 pm (UK time).
Everton vs Crystal Palace predictions
Everton vs Crystal Palace: Predictions
|21/20 with Unibet
|Everton 2-1 Crystal Palace
|17/2 with Bet365
|6/1 with BetVictor
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The stats behind our Everton vs Crystal Palace predictions:
- Everton have lost just two of their last 21 meetings with Crystal Palace.
- Palace have lost their last four away games across all competitions.
- Jack Harrison has scored two of Everton’s last three Premier League goals.
Everton vs Crystal Palace odds
*Odds correct as of 16:00 on February 19
Everton would be comfortably in mid-table if it weren’t for their 10-point deduction, but now they are in a relegation battle. What’s even worse for the Toffees is that after four straight victories in the Premier League, they now find themselves without a win in the last seven, most recently falling 2-0 against Man City after three straight draws against Tottenham, Fulham and Aston Villa. Everton are 18th but just one point from safety.
Palace, meanwhile, are also slipping towards the relegation places. Despite recent home wins against Brentford and Sheffield United, the Eagles are just five points clear of the Toffees, and their horrible away form has been the main problem. With no wins in their last six on the road and three away defeats on the bounce, Palace are starting to look ominous, especially after recent 4-1 and 3-1 defeats to Brighton and Chelsea, respectively. And they will go into this game with two different faces in the dugout.
Just a few hours before the game at Goodison Park, Roy Hodgson’s departure from Crystal Palace was confirmed by the club. Following their 3-1 defeat to Chelsea, reports were growing about Hodgson being replace by Oliver Glasner, who left Eintracht Frankfurt in the summer. But those reports were put to one side as Hodgson fell ill, having to go to hospital, cancelling a pre-match press conference.
Hodgson is now out of hospital and recovering, and the club have now confirmed that the 76-year-old has stepped down from his role as Palace manager.
“This club is very special and means so much to me and has played a big part in my footballing life. I have fully enjoyed my time here across six seasons, as it has given me the chance to work with top class players and staff doing what I love every day,” Hodgson said in a statement.
“However, I understand, given recent circumstances, it may be prudent at this time for the club to plan ahead, and therefore I have taken the decision to step aside so that the club can bring forward their plans for a new manager, as intended for this summer.
“I would like to thank Steve Parish and his American partners for their support, along with my coaching staff and backroom team who have helped me so much along the way. In particular, a huge thank you to my long-term friend and assistant, Ray Lewington; coaches Dean Kiely and Paddy McCarthy; plus the excellent sports science, video analysis and medical departments.
“My thanks and respect also to the current squad of players who have been a pleasure to work with – they are a credit to the club and themselves. I am certain that our fans will continue to give their full support to the team for the remainder of this season and beyond.
“I am confident that the season will finish well and I wish the team every success in the weeks, months and seasons to come.”
Paddy McCarthy and Ray Lewington will oversee tonight’s game against Everton, with no mention of the longer-term plans for a replacement just yet.
However, Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish did extend his well wishes to Hodgson, speaking highly of the former England boss and his role in keeping the Eagles in the Premier League.
“Roy has a special place in Crystal Palace history and this will never be forgotten. After four years in which he led the club to maintaining Premier League status season after season, he once again joined us nearly a year ago to steady the ship, and worked wonders. That he then agreed to continue in the summer speaks volumes about his commitment to our club. Quite simply, we owe our continued Premier League status to Roy.
“I would like to thank Roy enormously for his service and wish him the very best for the future; it’s fair to say Roy has the keys to Selhurst Park and will always be welcomed back.
“On a personal note I would also like to thank Roy for his support, his professionalism and his friendship. He’s been the manager for half of the time we’ve been in the Premier League, I’ve enjoyed working with him and learning from him immensely.”
Everton vs Crystal Palace match tip
Crystal Palace hope to ignore the distraction of the managerial situation when they take on Everton. Still, they may not be able to gain a positive result against a well-drilled side.
The Toffees have struggled for form recently, managing just three points from their last 21 available in the Premier League. However, their recent record against the Eagles should provide some confidence as they are unbeaten in the last six meetings between the sides, winning four of them.
Everton manager Sean Dyche has won more Premier League games only against Bournemouth (eight) than his seven victories over Palace in his career. He will be confident his side can add another as the Eagles are winless in their last seven away matches.
Goals are likely to be at a premium, though. Everton have drawn a blank in four of their last five league games while Palace have managed just two goals in their last four away matches and are missing key attackers Michael Olise and Eberechi Eze.
Just one of the last five meetings between the teams has produced over 3.5 goals, and given the FA Cup clash and subsequent replay between the teams, last month produced just a single goal, another low-scoring affair should be expected.
Everton vs Crystal Palace team news
Everton team news
|Dele Alli, Arnaut Danjuma, Andre Gomes
Everton boss Sean Dyche confirmed Andre Gomes and Arnaut Danjuma are out for this fixture and will join long-term absentee Dele Alli on the sidelines.
Crystal Palace team news
|Michael Olise, Cheick Doucoure, Joel Ward, Rob Holding, Eberechi Eze, Jesurun Rak-Sakyi
The Eagles are again without star men Michael Olise, Marc Guehi and Eberechi Eze for this clash and long-term absentees Cheick Doucoure, Jesurun Rak-Sakyi and Rob Holding. Will Hughes suffered a knock in Palace’s loss to Chelsea on Monday and is doubtful about the trip to Goodison Park.
Everton vs Crystal Palace head-to-head record
- 17 Jan 2024 – Everton 1-0 Crystal Palace – FA Cup
- 04 Jan 2024 – Crystal Palace 0-0 Everton – FA Cup
- 11 Nov 2023 – Crystal Palace 2-3 Everton – Premier League
- 22 Apr 2023 – Crystal Palace 0-0 Everton – Premier League
- 22 Oct 2022 – Everton 3-0 Crystal Palace – Premier League
Everton have lost just two of their last 21 meetings with Crystal Palace (10 wins and nine draws).