Everton v C. Palace predicted lineups and match preview

Everton and Crystal Palace will be looking for a win for the same reasons, as they both look to keep up the pressure on the European places.

To be played on Monday 7th December 2015 at 20:00. Venue: Goodison Park, Liverpool

Odds: Everton 15/13, Draw 29/11, C. Palace 29/10

If there is one thing that is unlikely to happen this weekend, it's a draw - so now I've said that, go and back the draw. Crystal Palace have only drawn one of their Premier League games so far this season, and both sides have the capability to score goals.

Everton will be buoyed by their recent progression to the semi-finals of the League Cup and will be hoping to avoid another late comeback in the Premier League - though overall their form has been pretty pleasing as they're unbeaten in their last five in all competitions, and seem to have found their scoring touch at home having put both Sunderland and Aston Villa to the sword.

Crystal Palace are a very different proposition, though, and have shown they can beat anyone away from home - having succeeded on the road against both Chelsea and Liverpool this season. 

Their pace and the willingness of manager Alan Pardew to take the game to their opponents, regardless of who they are, seems to frighten some teams. The Eagles' 5-1 win over Newcastle United last weekend will give them a good boost going into this encounter.

It will be a hard one to call, but you should expect a winner. 

Everton predicted lineup

  • Tim Howard
  • Seamus Coleman
  • Ramiro Funes Mori
  • Brendan Galloway
  • John Stones
  • Ross Barkley
  • Gareth Barry
  • Tom Cleverley
  • Gerard Deulofeu
  • Romelu Lukaku
  • Steven Naismith

“Crystal Palace are a team with a really good mentality. They have very good pace and power and are difficult to stop - they are dynamic.”
Roberto Martinez

C. Palace predicted lineup

  • Wayne Hennessey
  • Scott Dann
  • Damien Delaney
  • Pape Souaré
  • Joel Ward
  • Yannick Bolasie
  • Yohan Cabaye
  • James McArthur
  • Jason Puncheon
  • Wilfried Zaha
  • Connor Wickham

“They're [Everton] a dark horse for Europe. Even for the Champions League, I'd say.”
Alan Pardew

Everton injury news

Phil Jagielka out - knee

James McCarthy questionable - groin

Bryan Oviedo out - hamstring

Tony Hibbert out - knee

Tyias Browning out - knee

Steven Pienaar out - hamstring

C. Palace injury news

Dwight Gayle probable - hamstring

Bakary Sako out - hamstring

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