In an exciting FA Cup third round fixture, Crystal Palace will face off with Everton in an all-Premier League game at Selhurst Park on Thursday night.
The Eagles won 3-1 against Brentford at the weekend, while their Merseyside rivals fell to a disappointing 3-0 loss at Wolverhampton Wanderers last time out.
Crystal Palace were winless in their last eight matches in the English top-flight before their home game with Brentford on Saturday.
However, they brilliantly ended their miserable run by beating Thomas Frank’s side 3-1 at Selhurst Park.
The Eagles made a poor start to the game as they conceded a goal within the opening two minutes.
But Michael Olise soon restored parity with a wonderful goal before Eberezhi Eze added another on 39 minutes to put his side in a dominating position.
Olise scored his second early in the second-half as the hosts went on to seal a comfortable win.
The victory will likely have eased some pressure off manager Roy Hodgson whose position at the club looked in danger following the miserable run of form.
Palace will now turn their focus to the FA Cup where they have suffered elimination from the third round in four of their last six years.
Standing in their way in the third round will be Everton who have been enduring a miserable run of form at the moment.
Sean Dyche’s men showed a great response on the pitch after being hit with a 10-point deduction as they claimed four victories in a row.
However, their recent results have been very discouraging for them, with Saturday’s 3-0 loss at Wolves their third successive defeat in the English top-flight.
It was a disappointing performance from the Toffees who were unable to manage a shot on target in the Molineux Stadium encounter.
Max Kilman, Matheus Cunha and Craig Dawson were all on target for the home side as they picked up their third successive league win.
Crystal Palace have many injury issues this week. Cheick Doucoure, Jesurun Rak-Sakyi, Sam Johnstone, Rob Holding and Joel Ward will all be missing due to fitness issues.
As for Everton, Ashley Young, Dele Alli and Idrissa Gueye will not be available for selection as they are all in the infirmary. Meanwhile, Abdoulaye Doucoure’s availability is also doubtful for the match on Thursday.
Crystal Palace vs Everton potential line-ups
Crystal Palace: Henderson; Clyne, Andersen, Guehi, Mitchell; Lerma, Hughes; Ayew, Eze, Schlupp; Edouard
Everton: Pickford; Coleman, Tarkowski, Branthwaite, Mykolenko; Harrison, Onana, Garner, Gomes, McNeil; Beto
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Crystal Palace vs Everton prediction
There is not a lot of difference in quality of players between the two Premier League teams. But Everton have already beaten Palace once at Selhurst Park in the English top-flight earlier this campaign.
Can they pull off such a feat again this week? We like to think so.
Crystal Palace 1-2 Everton
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