Having picked up seven points away from home this season, Sean Dyche’s led Everton head to Selhurst Park buoyed with confidence to face Crystal Palace on Saturday as they aim to stretch their unbeaten run to four matches.
Seeking to build on their impressive 2:0 victory over Burnley last weekend, the Eagles return to their home turf ready to welcome Everton, who secured a valuable point in a 1-1 draw against Brighton and Hove Albion at Goodison Park.
Palace’s triumph at Turf Moor marked their fourth league win of the season, propelling them to a respectable 11th position in the Premier League table. Having claimed wins over Sheffield United, Wolves, and Manchester United, Roy Hodgson’s side will be confident of their chances on Saturday.
The Eagles have established themselves as a formidable force at Selhurst Park, suffering only five losses in their last 20 home Premier League matches. This strong home record suggests that the South Londoners have a good chance of securing at least a point against Everton.
Everton earned a valuable point in their 1:1 draw against Brighton last weekend, adding to a string of positive results under the guidance of Sean Dyche.
The Merseyside club endured a difficult run of fixtures before the international break. They also recorded another loss in the Merseyside derby against Liverpool through Mohamed Salah’s double. Since then, Sean Dyche’s side earned a 1-0 win away to West Ham followed by a resounding 3:0 victory over Burnley in the Carabao cup and a 1:1 draw against Brighton in the Premier League.
All-together, The Toffees have picked up crucial wins against Brentford, Bournemouth, and West Ham, along with draws against Sheffield United and Brighton.
Everton’s away form has also improved under Dyche, with just three defeats in their last 12 away matches. Notably, they have secured wins on their travels at Brighton (5-1), Brentford (3-1), and West Ham (1-0).
- Date: November 11 2023
- Location: Location, England
- Venue: Selhurst Park
- Kick-off time: 15:00 GMT, 15:00 UTC
- Referee: Sam Barrott
- Assistant referees: Marc Perry, Dan Robathan.
- Fourth Official: Anthony Taylor.
- VAR: Andy Madley.
- Assistant VAR: Constantine Hatzidakis.
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Match stats and head-to-head
- Everton are unbeaten in 19 of their last 22 matches against Crystal Palace in the Premier League.
- Everton have won just 3 of their last 20 away matches in the Premier League.
- Everton are unbeaten in their last three matches against Crystal Palace.
- The Toffees have kept clean sheets in their last two matches against Crystal Palace.
- Five of Sean Dyche’s eight Premier League wins as Everton manager so far have been by a 1-0 scoreline.
- Dominic Calvert-Lewin has scored four goals in his last six matches in all competitions, three of which have come away from home.
- One of Everton’s three-match unbeaten run against Crystal Palace include the famous 3-2 comeback win that secured safety at the end of the 2021/22 season.
- Everton’s last two Premier League away wins (against Brentford and West Ham) have seen the Toffees go in level at half-time.
- Crystal Palace and Everton have played 26 times since 1997. Of those matches, Crystal Palace have won 11 (scoring 39 goals) and drawn 10.
- In the last five fixtures between this two sides, Crystal Palace have won one, drawn one, and lost three.
- Both teams scoring looks likely on Saturday afternoon at Selhurst Park, as seven of Everton’s last 12 away games have also resulted in both teams finding the back of the net.
- Crystal Palace have been tough to beat on home soil at Selhurst Park, suffering just five losses in their last 20 home games in the English top flight.
Crystal Palace will face Everton without the services of several key players. Michael Olise, who has been battling a hamstring injury since the preseason, is yet to feature this season and remains sidelined.
England international goalkeeper, Dean Henderson, who was acquired from Manchester United in the summer, is also out with a thigh injury sustained in the Carabao Cup match against his former club.
Veteran defender, James Tomkins, is doubtful due to a calf issue, while young academy prodigy Jesurun Rak-Sakyi is ruled out with a hamstring injury. Dele Alli and Andre Gomes are also on the sidelines with long-term groin and calf injuries, respectively.
Everton’s injury list also include some notable absentees. Club captain Seamus Coleman is out with a knee injury and is expected to miss the clash. Coleman has been training with the youth teams which is an indication that his return is close. Belgian midfielder, Amadou Onana is a doubt for the match due to a tight calf muscle, and his availability will be assessed ahead of kick-off. Dele Alli and Andre Gomes are also still out injured.
Crystal Palace starting line-up: Johnstone; Ward, Andersen, Guéhi, Mitchell; Schlupp, Hughes, Lerma, Doucouré; Ayew, Édouard
Everton starting line-up: Pickford; Young, Tarkowski, Mykolenko, Branthwaite; Onana, Doucouré, Harrison, Garner; Calvert-Lewin, McNeil.
Crystal Palace’s home form have been a source of concern this season, with only one win and five points from their five home matches.
However, their recent 2-0 victory over Burnley at Turf Moor provides some hope for the Eagles, and Roy Hodgson’s team will be eager to build on this momentum and string together a run of positive results at Selhurst Park.
The Toffees on the other hand have recovered from an abysmal start to the season to record two victories against West Ham in the Premier League and Burnley in the Carabao Cup. The Toffees also recorded an all-important point against Brighton where there were unlucky to concede an own goal towards the closing minutes of the match. They, however, remain unbeaten in their last three matches.
These two side are physical and will certainly match each other in every tussle and battle on the pitch. If previous results are anything to go by, then this match will record goals from both teams.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin appears to be back to his old best after a long injury nightmare and he is among the goals recently. Everton have picked up a win away from home this season, and Dyche will be hoping to earn all three points at Selhurst Park.
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