The Premier League action continues on Saturday, August 10, as Crystal Palace vs Everton takes place at the Selhurst Park in London. The home team has little luck when it comes to opening day fixtures. They have lost four consecutive matches on opening day at home. They will try to put that stat behind them when they host Everton, but it won’t be an easy task. On the other hand, Everton’s main priority this season will be to qualify for Europe, after missing out by a few points in the last campaign.
Crystal Palace vs Everton Prediction and Match Preview
Saturday, August 10 – 10:00 EST – Selhurst Park
Crystal Palace’s pre-season has shown that the Eagles are having trouble all around the pitch. They have been lackluster with their performances, and in addition they have lost one of their key players Aaron Wan-Bissaka to Manchester United for a reported £50 million fee. Surprisingly, they haven’t invested much of their return to strengthen the squad. Furthermore, they only managed to pick up 5 wins at home over the course of the entire season last year, while averaging only 1 goal per home game. This is another statistic that will worry the club’s faithful.
On the other hand, Everton has clear ideas of what they want their future to look like. They came out and made a strong statement this summer, after missing out on the Europa League by a few points last season. The additions of André Gomes, Fabian Delph, and Moise Keane, are all ones that will get the Everton fans excited about. Furthermore, the Toffees have a good track record when playing away to Crystal Palace. They have won 4 and drawn 4 in their last 8 matches against them, while keeping 5 clean sheets in the process. We’re expecting Everton to come out strong in this match and send a message to the league with a dominant performance.
OUR PICK: EVERTON TO WIN @ 2.45 ON BET365