Although the 2020/21 Premier League season has only just got underway, it would have been difficult to imagine that both Crystal Palace and Everton would be sitting near the top of the table with a perfect record.
However, that is where we are and at least one of those 100% records will be going in the bin on Saturday as the two sides square off against each other at Selhurst Park. It will certainly be an entertaining game and bettors can make the most of it by accessing sportwetten24.com to find the best available bookmakers.
Everton can feel confident about their chances of taking another three points at the weekend as Carlo Ancelotti’s side have been playing rather well as of late. The Toffees started off with an encouraging victory over Tottenham Hotspur before defeating West Bromwich Albion last weekend.
Although they were perhaps given a hand by some awful defending, James Rodriguez is looking like the star those that support the club will have been hoping he could turn into under one of his former managers, whilst Dominic Calvert-Lewin continues to find the goal after an impressive hat-trick against the Baggies.
There is plenty to be optimistic about surrounding the Goodison Park outfit, as it is the first time that they have been able to win their first two opening league games since the 2012-13 campaign; a season in which they managed to finish sixth.
Everton actually remain unbeaten this season, having eased past both Salford City and Fleetwood Town in the Carabao Cup, although there may have been some concerns in the Italian manager’s mind after their latest victory.
Jordan Pickford had two howlers for the Toffees, which has seen speculation about a move for Manchester United misfit Sergio Romero intensify in recent days.
Nonetheless, the England international has previous against Palace and produced two vital saves when the sides met last season at Selhurst Park – in a game that ended 0-0. However, with both sides in top form, goals can likely be expected.
Everton have a top record when travelling to the London outfit’s home, as they have not lost there since 1994 and are unbeaten in this fixture home and away in their last 11 meetings.
Ancelotti may have made a number of changes for the Fleetwood Town game in midweek and it would not be a surprise to see him revert to the team that defeat West Brom last weekend.
James Rodriguez, Abdoulaye Doucoure and Allan should all be available and will likely return to the starting XI, whereas Yerry Mina will likely come back into the side and partner with Michael Keane once again, therefore allowing Lucas Digne to return to his natural left-back position.
Jonas Lossl, Cenk Tosun, Jean-Philippe Gbamin, Mason Holgate and Jarrad Branthwaite all remain on the sidelines, whilst Alex Iwobi and Bernard will have done their chances of starting the game no harm after effective performances against Fleetwood.
Everton possible starting lineup:
Pickford; Coleman, Mina, Keane, Digne; Doucoure, Allan, Gomes; Rodriguez, Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison