Everton can ensure they avoid relegation this season if they win over Crystal Palace in the postponed Premier League match on Friday (20/5) early morning WIB.
Crazy Ball – Leeds United’s inability to win against Brighton at home at the weekend means Everton can seal their place in the Premier League next season if they beat Crystal Palace in their postponed game in midweek.
Despite a 2-3 loss at home to Brandford due to two red cards to their players, Frank Lampard’s men currently sit 16th in the table with 36 points from 36 games, one point ahead of The Whites who sit 17th by playing one game more.
Meanwhile, Crystal Palace fell short of a three-game winning streak as they only managed to draw 1-1 against Aston Villa at Villa Park at the weekend, but at least that leaves them now without defeat in their last four matches.
Patrick Vierra’s men won twice and drew two of their last four matches and currently sit 13th in the standings with 45 points from 36 games and there is still great hope for them to finish in the top 10 at the end of the season.
With 22 wins from the last 55 meetings between the two teams, Everton hold the winning record in the history of this game. Palace picked up 15 wins during that period, while 18 meetings ended in draws.
Jarrad Branthwaite and Salomon Rondon were sent off at the weekend to miss out through suspension, while Yerry Mina, Fabian Delph, Nathan Patterson and Andros Townsend are all injured. Ben Godfrey is barely recovering from his injury.
Nathan Ferguson remains a problem absentee for Crystal Palace, while James McArthur’s involvement is in doubt.
Everton XI (3-4-3): Jordan Pickford; Seamus Coleman, Mason Holgate, Michael Keane; Alex Iwobi, Allan, Abdoulaye Doucoure, Vitalii Mykolenko; Anthony Gordon, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison
Crystal Palace XI (4-3-3): Vicente Guaita; Nathaniel Clyne, Joachim Andersen, Marc Guehi, Tyrick Mitchell; Conor Gallagher, Cheikhou Kouyate, Jeffrey Schlupp; Wilfried Zaha, Jean-Philippe Mateta, Eberechi Eze.
Everton are unbeaten in their last six home games against Crystal Palace in all competitions, so the hosts will hope to be able to capitalize on that for the best here.
Crystal Palace have nothing to fight for other than to finish in the best possible position in midfield, but with them unbeaten in their last four games and in solid form of late, Patrick Vieira’s men could steal the points here.
Score Prediction: Everton 1-1 Crystal Palace