Everton v Crystal Palace: Premier League Match-day 33

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Thursday at Goodison Park, as Everton host Palace in the Premier League.

When Palace visit Goodison Park they will be sat in thirteenth place in the League. Everton, currently 16 will face an up-hill battle to handle the visitors.

With the Premier League season well into its stride, Everton have managed to gain 36 points

Frank Lampard will know at the end of this next match, whether Everton’s season is back on track, having lost their last fixture and drawn against Watford before that.

Also, Everton need to get out of the losing habit, with 12 recorded in the last 19 matches. They currently stand sixteenth in the League, with 36 points for a total of 10 wins, 20 losses and 6 draws having won 10 meetings, drawn six games, and lost 20 matches.

Playing at home, Everton have won eight fixtures, drawn two fixtures, and lost eight matches.

Victory for Everton would take their points tally to 39 so far this season.

Everton are missing nine players through injury or illness. This will affect Frank Lampard’s selection choices significantly.

Crystal Palace go into this game with 45 points secured

With the memory of their last match, doubtless on their minds, a (1-1) draw against Aston Villa, Palace will be keen to improve on that result in this game.

Also, Palace keep finding ways to win, having secured two victories in their last three games is astonishing this season. Now they have 10 matches won, 11 games lost and 15 duels drawn; that’s why they currently sit in thirteenth place, with a total of 45 points having won 10 meetings, drawn 15 matches, and lost 11 matches.

Palace’s away record is remarkable and poses a significant threat to Everton. In the 18 games they’ve played on the road this season, they have so far won four meetings, drawn seven fixtures, and lost seven games.

Crystal Palace will have 48 points if they manage to secure a victory.

Palace are no strangers this season to illness and injury and Patrick Vieira is concerned that Thursday’s fixture could see him without four of his key players

Everton v Crystal Palace – Head-to-Heads.

Regarding their historical duels Everton and Palace have faced each other 24 times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in Everton’s favour (10 – 6). Additionally, Everton have won all four of the previous six matches played against Palace. The last time they played each other in this competition was March 2022, when Everton walked away as 4-0 winners.

Players to watch

For Everton, Richarlison has nettedthree goals in 36 League games this Premier League Season, while Wilfried Zaha, one of their best scorers, has nettedsix goals in 36 League matches this campaign for Palace.

Other players of note for Everton are Mason Holgate and Michael Keane with two goals and two goals respectively and for Palace are Wilfried Zaha and Jean-Philippe Mateta with six goals each.