Crystal Palace vs Everton – Premier League: Two of the worst Premier League’s teams at the moment face off…
Looking for points to climb on the league table and a lot has been said of the managers of these two clubs on the past few weeks.
Roy Hodgson has recently arrived, to replace Frank de Boer, managing to get the team’s first points and goals scored.
On the other hand, the Portuguese Marco Silva seems to be the Toffees’ pick to lead the team, after a strong investment on the transfer window.
Despite bringing some slightly better results, the former English national team manager, Roy Hodgson, still wasn’t able to leave the last place on the league table with only 4 points and still 4 points behind Swansea who are in penultimate.
Victories need to appear urgently so that advantage doesn’t increase even more and they will start here a good series of accessible rounds
since they face Everton (H), Stoke City (H), Brighton (A), WBA (A) and Bournemouth (H).
He didn’t have an easy task when he arrived at the club, after losing to both Manchester’s teams without being able to score, and is coming off 1-0 loss in Wembley against Tottenham,
although they did get their first win during this period, with the team winning 2-1 against Chelsea.
This is a team with players of good quality but they just haven’t managed to fight for more than just to avoid relegation on the last seasons.
To make matters worse, Loftus-Cheek is in doubt for this match, along with Lee Chung-yong and Jordon Mutch. Patrick van Aarnholt is a confirmed absence, but the Belgian striker Christian Benteke is back.
Quote from: Roy Hodgson, Crystal Palace’s manager:
“We know that a win on Saturday will be very good for us.
We will discuss what we need to do to win this match and earn the victory. I believe we might be able to do it but Everton is a very good team who will also want to win. That’s the good thing about the Premier League.”
They have the worst attack in the competition, only having scored 4 goals so far, and the worst defence, along with their opponents Everton, with 22 goals scored,
but I should remind that they’ve already faced 5 out of the 6 teams on the top 6, with 4 of those matches being played away from home.
This is the best time to start turning things around, especially playing at home.
After Ronald Koeman’s departure from Everton, their bet is centred on the Portuguese manager Marco Silva who has been making an excellent job in the Premier League since he arrived, managing Hull City and Watford.
While the fresh face doesn’t arrive, David Unsworth has been taking the spot in the bench, even managing to get the team’s first win in 9 matches, before the international break, by beating Watford 3-2, after trailing 2-0.
That result was very motivating for the group and in my opinion that’s the result of a manager coaching without any pressure, because David Unsworth is only on this job temporarily.
This Everton, as I’ve said above, invested heavily on the summer transfer window, but they saw their great goal scorer Lukaku leave to Manchester United.
Their attacking numbers are worrying since the Belgian’s departure, because they’ve only scored 10 goals on the 11 matches played. They occupy the 15th place with just 11 points, sitting only 2 points above the relegation zone.
This is a team that has always been strong defensively, but this season, the same can’t be said and with that, they are very vulnerable in every sector.
Ross Barkley, Yannick Bolasie, Seamus Coleman, Ramiro Funes Mori and James McCarthy are still out for this match, but Cuco Martina, Tom Davies, Schneiderlin and Kevin Mirallas are now available.
Quote from: David Unsworth, Everton’s interim manager:
“It doesn’t matter how long I’ll be here, but I will do my best.
I was never told a specific amount of matches or time that I would be here for in the beginning and nothing has changed. Other people will make the decision of who will be Everton’s next manager, and I’ll be absolutely fine with that.
If it’s me, spectacular. If not, I’ll shake the hand of whoever is appointed and wish him the best of luck, because I want to see Everton winning and being successful.”
Crystal Palace vs Everton – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Two of the worst defences in the Premier League looking for points suggest goals. On one hand, we have Everton, who only failed to concede against Stoke City, and on the other hand we have Crystal Palace who has conceded in every match.
Offensively, we don’t have many reasons that suggest us this market, but we are upon different managers in both sides, which means that the numbers presented aren’t their “fault”.
Roy Hodgson was able to get Palace scoring twice against Chelsea and David Unsworth has made what many weren’t able to do, beating Watford, after trailing 2-0.
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