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Preview: Crystal Palace v Everton

30 January 2015



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ABOUT
Palace go into this game looking to register their fifth successive win in all competitions at the expense of Everton, who they have beaten 3-2 in their past two meetings.

Both of those games took place on Merseyside but Roberto Martinez's side's away form has been poor of late, losing their last five games in a row away from Goodison Park.

Strangely in the last eight league fixtures between the two sides, there has only been one home victory - a 4-0 win for the Toffees in 2005 - and Palace's last win against Everton at Selhurst was back in October 1994 when Andy Preece grabbed the only goal of the game. 

A couple of other Eagles stats going into this contest - Dwight Gayle has scored five goals with eight shots this season, and James McArthur has cleared the ball off his own goalline four times, more than any other player in the league this season.


TEAM NEWS
Crystal Palace: New signing Jordon Mutch could make his debut at some stage after signing yesterday from Queens Park Rangers, but Shola Ameobi believes he will be a couple of weeks from full fitness yet.

Having made a few changes to his side for the FA Cup victory at Southampton last weekend, Alan Pardew may recall the likes of Julian Speroni, Dwight Gayle and Jason Puncheon for this contest.

Mile Jedinak and Yannick Bolasie are still away on international duty.

Everton: James McCarthy is back in training after missing the last five matches but Martinez is weary about throwing him straight back into action after a hamstring injury.

Darron Gibson has also recovered from injury having been out since November but this game comes too soon for him, but Kevin Mirallas should recover from the hamstring tweak he sustained in the 0-0 draw with West Bromwich Albion last time out.

Goalkeeper Tim Howard is still missing with a thigh problem so Joel Robles will continue to deputise in goal, and Chelsea loanee Christian Atsu is away with Ghana at the Africa Nations Cup.


MATCH OFFICIALS
Referee: Roger East
Assistants: R West and M Scholes
Fourth Official: R Bradley


HEAD-TO-HEAD RECORD
Palace winsDrawsEverton wins
League10811
FA Cup124
League Cup021
Total111216


LAST MEETING AT SELHURST PARK

9th November 2013
Crystal Palace 0-0 Everton
Premier League

After seven defeats in a row, Palace managed to stop the rot with a goalless draw against Everton at Selhurst Park to give Keith Millen his first point as caretaker manager and hand any potential new manager a platform to build on ahead of a crucial run of fixtures.

In a game as inspiring as the weather it took place in, the Eagles carved out the better of the opportunities throughout the 90 minutes and had a couple of wonderful chances to find the net but a dogged defensive display ensured their first clean sheet of the campaign.

Watch highlights here on Palace Player.


TICKETS
Tickets for this game are SOLD OUT.


BETTING
Crystal Palace to win: 9/5
Draw: 9/4
Everton to win: 6/4
Odds courtesy of SkyBet. 

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LIVE COVERAGE
Live commentary of all 90 minutes from Selhurst Park will be available on Palace Player. CLICK HERE to log in or sign up. 

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