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27 April 2019 Venue Selhurst Park Attendance

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Palace Preview: Eagles looking to build on Arsenal win against Everton

27 April 2019

Crystal Palace are playing off the back of a huge, confidence-inspiring win over Arsenal as they prepare to host an in-form Everton side they have historically struggled against.

Today's 3pm clash will be the Eagles' penultimate game at Selhurst this season and the Palace squad are keen to make it one to remember after a campaign typically succeeding more away from home than on the turf of SE25.

Facing them, however, will be a Toffees side adept at dealing with Palace's efforts currently playing in a remarkable vein of form. Both current and previous results are likely to concern the Eagles, with Marco Silva's charges having won four of their past five matches, including wins over Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal.

And against Palace, their ability shines through further, having won four of the most recent eight battles between the two clubs - with the other four being drawn.

But in spite of the form book seemingly cursing Roy Hodgson's Palace, the south Londoners can take confidence in the fact that Everton have received costly punishments for slipping-up against teams further down the table than both themselves and the Eagles, having lost against Newcastle United and the relegated Fulham over the last few weeks.

Palace can also find confidence in their own form, having won three of their past five league fixtures in a spell that saw them face the likes of Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City and Arsenal.

In terms of ambitions, Everton are currently looking to further their drive up the Premier League table to secure a potential 7th-place finish. Sitting just two points behind Wolverhampton Wanderers, Europa League qualification is still very much on the cards for Silva's late runners.

Palace, meanwhile, are also aiming for an admirable league finish - sitting just one point behind West Ham United in 12th place. Encouragingly, this weekend could see the red and blues leapfrog the Hammers with Manuel Pellegrini's men facing Tottenham away - the Lilywhites having won every match at home in all competitions so far.

Palace would only need a draw to overtake West Ham given their superior goal difference and while home form may be of concern to them, the Eagles have scored in their last seven consecutive home league games and have the second-best defensive record of any club in the bottom 10. Additionally, Everton's away record is considerably worse than their capabilities at home, having lost three of their last five on the road compared to four wins at home in the same stretch of matches.

Team news

The Eagles are without Jeffrey Schlupp, Mamadou Sakho and James Tomkins until the end of the season.

Everton will have to assess Richarlison, though Silva has described him as a 'major doubt' and Theo Walcott is also being assessed having fallen ill. Lucas Digne can play but Andre Gomes is currently suspended.

Tactical overview

Everton have fielded a 4-2-3-1 formation in all of their most recent matches, with Dominic Calvert-Lewin leading the line in front of a potent attacking trio: Richarlison, Gylfi Sigurdsson and Bernard.

This top-heavy front four is anchored by the defensive midfielder Idrissa Gueye, who will likely be accompanied by fellow defensive midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin on Saturday as the Toffees look to provide cover for their back-line.

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Stat to share

Palace have alternated between winning and losing for their last nine Premier League games, with Everton having done likewise for their most recent seven on the road.

Live coverage

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Match Reports

Report: Eagles and Everton cancelled out to leave game goalless

Crystal Palace 0-0 Everton

27 April 2019

Crystal Palace hosted Everton today in a quiet game that saw the two sides cancel one another out to finish the match with a fair point each.

Starting at a faster pace than it would go on to continue, the game got rolling with an action-packed start as Christian Benteke burst his way towards Jordan Pickford's goal after just seconds of play commencing, however the raised flag of Andrew Halliday denied him from capitalising on a loose ball after his illegal shot deflected off Pickford's chest.

At the other end of the pitch, Dominic Calvert-Lewin found himself in a similar position - although onside - and could only strike tamely into the low hands of Vicente Guaita.

The effort was the first in a series of attacks launched by a typically top-heavy Everton side and the Eagles were penned in for the next 15 minutes of play.

A flash at goal showed its head for Palace during a rare spell in the Toffees' half as Aaron Wan-Bissaka showed his experience going forward by jinking along the right wing before crossing across the edge of the penalty area. Shaping up to strike the rebound, Luka Milivojevic volleyed well over to put an end to the Eagles' charge. 

James McArthur looked to capitalise on another briefly positive spell for Palace but struck from within the box directly at Pickford who stood firmly at his near post.

All in all, though, on balance the first half swung the visitor's way and Marco Silva's men entered half time perhaps questioning how they hadn't found Palace's net.

The south Londoners opened the second half looking far more energised and Max Meyer sought to find a teammate in the Everton box, however his effort was sent into touch by a forest of sprawling legs. On the other side of the box, McArthur took a more direct approach and fired straight at goal but could only find the side netting.

The missed chances were almost cruelly rued a few minutes later once Everton had re-found their rhythm in the game, and Bernardo cannoned an effort off Palace's post; Guaita stumped with the shot flying through a sea of bodies blocking his sight.

Swapping flanks, McArthur angled his third effort at the near post when he twisted to play the ball into the box only for Kurt Zouma to edge it out of play.

Palace's stance in the game began to strengthen as the match showcased a little more gusto from the red and blues and the Eagles' best chance of the half seemed to arise when Cheikhou Kouyate found the ball at his feet and space surrounding him on the edge of the box, however his smart through-ball to play Christian Benteke in one-on-one was overhit and ran out for disappointing goal-kick.

The game's most remarkable moment then sparked the crowd into alertness as substitute Cenk Tosun launched a smart finish at goal with the back of his heel only to be denied by almost superhuman reflexes from Guaita in goal, who somehow launched an arm up to clip the eye-catching effort to safety.

Hitting the woodwork for the second time in the clash, Everton's Lucas Digne whipped a cross over the box which pinged off the far post before being sent to safety by the Palace backline.

But it wasn't to be for either side as Lee Mason blew his whistle to signal the end to a quiet game that ended in the fashion it deserved to: a goalless draw.

Palace: Guaita, Van Aanholt, Dann, Kelly, Wan-Bissaka, Meyer (Townsend 72), Kouyate, Milivojevic, McArthur, Zaha, Benteke.

Subs not used: Hennessey, Ward, Riedewald, Sako, Batshuayi, Ayew.

Everton: Pickford, Digne, Zouma, Keane, Coleman, Gueye, Schneiderlin, Bernard (Lookman 84), Sigurdsson (Walcott 86), Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin (Tosun 73).

Subs not used: Stekelenburg, Baines, Jagielka, McCarthy, Walcott.

For full post-match reaction and, later tonight, free highlights, make sure to keep an eye on Palace TV either by clicking here or 'Palace TV' in the app.

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