A limited service from the English Premier League this weekend as only a few games take place. One of those scheduled goes at Goodison Park where Everton welcome London club Crystal Palace to town. Both sides rate their chances of coming away with the points, but the bookies expect Everton to get their way and drive themselves up the table.
A Closer Look
The Toffees started the week sitting ninth in the pecking order but could go as high as sixth with the win and a few other results going their way. They enter this time unbeaten in four, that purple patch made up of two wins and a couple of draws. We last saw Everton beat Watford by the odd goal in five on what was a memorable afternoon.
The final score read 3-2 to the away team, that dramatic victory earned thanks to goals from Walcott and a Mina double. Everton scored in first-half stoppage time to go into the break tied at 2-2 and left it until the 90th minute to go and grab their winner. Watford had every reason to feel hard done by, having scored through Massina and Pereyra to give themselves a two-goal lead. Everton to win again here has been priced as a 4/6 jolly – best at Ladbrokes.
A Bad Run for Palace
Crystal Palace hasn’t had things nearly as good as their opponents. They are down in 14th in the Premier League, just six points better than the relegation zone. Palace has won seven, drawn nine and lost nine matches so far and they are also stuck on a miserable winless run. Their last five reads draw-draw-draw-lose-lose. Will they snap that bad habit at Goodison? The betting has an away win priced at 28/5 with Betfred, a draw yours at 29/10 with the same bookie.