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Premier League Preview – Palace’s sticky spell to continue against Toffees

Premier League Preview – Palace’s sticky spell to continue against Toffees

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Everton will be confident of becoming the latest side to heap misery on struggling Crystal Palace when they visit Selhurst Park on Saturday.

The Eagles may have beaten Bolton 2-1 in the FA Cup on Tuesday but that does not hide the fact they have won only one of their last 15 in the Premier League.

Everton themselves have been plagued by inconsistency but were sensational last time out when they crushed Manchester City 4-0.

Despite reaching the FA Cup final, 2016 was a year to forget for Palace and even the arrival of new boss Sam Allardyce has not helped, with the Eagles currently only a place and a point above the bottom three.

A home win is 21/10 and, if that is to happen, the south Londoners will need Christian Benteke to be at his best.

The Belgian netted when these sides drew 1-1 in September, an outcome that is 23/4, and having grabbed both goals against the Trotters, he is 5/1 to score first on Saturday.

Wilfried Zaha’s absence because of the Africa Cup of Nations could again prove an issue while James McArthur’s calf injury will rob the home side of drive in midfield.

Seventh-placed Everton were brilliant against City and wins in three of their last four games in the Premier League suggests they are finding their rhythm.

Ronald Koeman’s men will see this game as the perfect chance to extend that run and they are an excellent 27/20 for the points while a fourth straight draw between the sides is 12/5.

Youngsters Tom Davies and Ademola Lookman grabbed the headlines last weekend although it was Romelu Lukaku who opened the scoring thanks to his third goal in as many games.

The 23-year-old is 15/4 to net the opener on what could transpire to be a comfortable afternoon for the Toffees this weekend.

Palace have lost six of their last seven in the Premier League at home and, having been losing at both half-time and full-time during that run, that outcome is 12/5.

After nine yellows were handed out in their last meeting, cards could be another thing to look out for and over 0.5 red cards is 3/1.

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