The palace manager, Roy Hodgson has named Wilfred Zaha as the eagles’ squad to face Everton at their first premier league kick off this season. Recently, the professional striker was unhappy after the club denied him a deadline day move.

Wilfred Zaha

Palace has played the last two games without Wilfred  Zaha and managed to come out victorious in both games. This could be a sign that the Hodgson squad is becoming adhesive as we go further.

Everton, on the other hand, has made a new sign which promises to take the club to a better position this season. Marco Silva recently revealed his ambition for the 2019/2020 season and he said, “I know the club well, our players and everything is clearer for us. “Our target is to do better in the Premier League, and to do something special in the FA Cup and League Cup.”

The Everton manager, Marco Silva would probably involve his new sign in the squad against Palace. Many eyes will expect to see Alex Iwobi who had just completed a transfer from Arsenal performing better in his first debut game against the Palace. However, the new recruit, Fabian Delph will not be a part of the squad because of a thigh injury. The veteran, Leighton Baines might also miss out.

Despite all what has happened in the transfer window, predicting the final time results can be a tough practice. If Zaha plays the way he did at the last season and even in the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), then we should expect a goal from him even during first-half. However, the Marco squad is not an easy nut to crack too, even after signing 4 new players. Based on both technical and fundamental analysis, Everton is going to come out with a 1-2 victory from Selhurst Park Stadium. Let us wait to see what will unfold.

To seal it up, head to head statistics can predict how the match will end. However, about football, anything can happen.

  • Everton has never lost to Palace in the last 9 league meetings. Everton has won 4 and drew 5.
  • The Palace home win in the last 10 premier league games against Everton was 1-0 in October 1994.
  • They both drew 0-0 at the end of April at Selhurst Park Stadium.

Both teams have the potential to win but the arrangement of the squad and the coordination between the new players are all that can tell the results.