Everton will meet Crystal Palace at Goodison Park Stadium on Thursday, hoping to climb out of the relegation zone and improve their survival chances.
Meanwhile, the Eagles will go into the game looking to complete a league sweep of the hosts. Everton defeated Palace 3-1 in the opposite meeting in December.
On Sunday, Everton was denied a second consecutive home win when they were defeated 3-2 by Brentford.
In three games, Frank Lampard’s side had been unbeaten, scoring seven points out of a possible nine. Everton sits 16th in the EPL rankings, two points ahead of Burnley in the relegation zone, with 36 points from as many games.
Meanwhile, Palace’s Jeffrey Schlupp came up trumps last time out, scoring in the 81st minute to force a 1-1 draw at Aston Villa.
The Eagles have gone unbeaten in their previous four games, winning two and drawing one. Palace is 13th in the league with 45 points from 36 games, but a win on Thursday would bring them level on points with ninth-placed Leicester City.
Everton vs Crystal Palace Head-To-Head and Key Numbers
- Everton has a better record in this matchup, having won 22 of the last 55 matches between the two sides.
- During this time, Palace has won 15 games and has shared the spoils 18 times.
- Since a 2-1 setback in 2020, the Eagles have gone unbeaten in their past three games with Everton, winning two and drawing one.
- Everton is unbeaten in six home games against Palace, with three victories and the same number of draws.
- Since a 1-0 loss to Newcastle United in April, Palace has gone unbeaten in their last four games, collecting eight points from a possible 12.
Everton vs Crystal Palace Prediction
Everton will be hurting themselves for losing to Brentford by a thin 3-2 margin last time around. Given their recent home record versus the Eagles, Frank Lampard’s team should bounce back on Thursday and keep their playoff ambitions alive and well.
The Toffees will not forget the chaos of the Brentford game, as they play Palace with a substantially weaker defense. Can the Goodison faithful, though, motivate them to victory and ensure their survival?
Prediction: Everton 2-1 Crystal Palace.
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Everton vs Crystal Palace Injury team news
Frank Lampard will have to put together a defense without Yerry Mina and Nathan Patterson, and Jarrad Branthwaite, who is injured. Michael Keane and Ben Godfrey are working hard to stay in shape.
While Donny van de Beek and Fabian Delph are on the mend, Andros Townsend is still out. Salomon Rondon has also been banned.
James MacArthur, Michael Olise, and Nathan Ferguson are all slated to miss out for Palace.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
Everton has been defeated by Palace in both of their meetings this season, with Palace scoring seven goals in the process.
Everton wins: 22
Crystal Palace wins: 15
Date, kick-off time, and venue
Everton vs Crystal Palace is scheduled for a 7:45 pm BST kick-off on Thursday, May 19, 2022.
Goodison Park in Liverpool will host the match.
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