Crystal Palace - Last Five MatchesAston Villa 0-0 Crystal Palace Dover 0-4 Crystal Palace
Crystal Palace v Everton FC
Saturday 31st January 15:00
Premier League Match #23
- FA Cup (Dann x2, Gayle, Doyle)Crystal Palace 2-1 Tottenham
(Sakho)Burnley 2-3 Crystal Palace
(Gayle x2, Puncheon)Southampton 2-3 Crystal Palace
- FA Cup (Chamakh x2, Sanogo)Everton - Last Five MatchesHull City 2-0 Everton Everton 1-1 West Ham
- FA Cup (Lukaku)Everton 1-1 Man City
(Naismith)West Ham 2-2 Everton
(Mirallas, Lukaku)Everton 0-0 West Brom
Crystal Palace registered four wins in four under Alan Pardew at the weekend with an impressive 3-2 victory away to Southampton in the FA Cup. Their last Premier League match also ended in a 3-2 victory as the Eagles came from 2-0 down away to Burnley to take home all the spoils. Crystal Palace have gained the same amount of points as Everton this season and are only lower in the table on goal difference so a home victory would take them above their opponents. Crystal Palace have come from behind to win in both of their Premier League matches under Pardew after failing to win any match they went behind under the stewardship of Tony Pulis.
Crystal Palace have conceded on average 1.50 goals in premier league home matches this season which is the worst in the league, though they've played one less match than most other teams. Crystal Palace conceded in their last match at Selhurst Park against Tottenham to extend a run of home fixtures without a clean sheet to 7 matches, the longest streak in the Premier League. The Eagles have kept the joint lowest amount of clean sheets (2) in the Premier League this season alongside Stoke City, Leicester City and Sunderland.
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Everton have failed to find a win in any of their last 8 matches in all competitions and by the time this match is played, it will have been 47 days since Everton last tasted victory, a 3-1 home win against Queens Park Rangers. Everton kept their first clean sheet in 11 matches as a result of the 0-0 home draw against West Brom in their last Premier League fixture but they've not kept a clean sheet on the road since the reverse fixture against West Brom which came on the 13th September in a 2-0 victory. Everton have lost 5 away matches in a row in the Premier League going into this match and have lost their last two meetings against Crystal Palace 3-2.
Everton's £4m summer signing Muhamed Besic has played more than expected this season due to the injury problems of James McCarthy and he's wasted no time in becoming a cult figure to the Everton supporters. The Bosnian international has a success rate of 69% (25/36) taking on opposition players which is the highest percentage of any player in the squad (With more than 10 take ons). Besic's passing success of 88% is only beaten by Ross Barkley and Phil Jagielka (89%) in the Everton squad but no player has committed more fouls (Per90) in the Everton squad than Besic this season.
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