Everton should not be 15th in the Premier League. Yes, they have been bad and deserve to be there, but this squad is too good to be that far down the table. Crystal Palace, on the other hand, is so, so bad. They are right where they belong. That said, they know they need points and this is a game they will expect (hope?) to draw.
All time, these two clubs have met 45 times; 18 wins for Everton, 13 wins for Palace and 14 draws. Last season, the Blues won 1-0 at Selhurst Park in January and they drew at a goal apiece at Goodison Park in September. The Eagles haven’t won this matchup since September of 2014.
This game could come down to which defense can get themselves together. Both have allowed 22 goals, the second-worst mark in the league behind only West Ham United. One would have to think Everton have the upper hand, but all bets are off if Ashley Williams is in the lineup.
Date and start time: Saturday, November 18th at 7 a.m. PT / 10 a.m ET / 3 p.m. BST
Stadium: Selhurst Park, London, England
Weather: 48°F/9°C, cloudy, 40% chance of rain, 10 mph winds
How to Watch/Listen
TV: none - United States; none - United Kingdom
Radio: Everton Match Centre, TalkSport Radio World
Live stream: NBC Sports Gold, evertonTV, Palace PlayerHD
Gamethread: Comments section below starting one hour before game time
Starting XI - Pickford, Kenny, Keane, Jagielka, Baines; Gueye, Schneiderlin; Lennon, Sigurdsson, Lookman; Niasse.
Bench - Robles, Williams, Martina, Davies, Rooney, Calvert-Lewin, Sandro Ramirez.
Starting XI - Speroni, Ward, Dann, Sakho, Schlupp, Milivojevic, Cabaye, McArthur, Townsend, Loftus-Cheek.
Bench - Hennessey, Souare, Tomkins, Fosu-Mensah, Sako, Puncheon, Benteke.