We are back to post-weekend action with MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL, with just a couple of picks for this evening.
Everton come into this encounter on rich vein of form having not lost a game for over a month, and only lost only 3 games this season to Arsenal, Man City and Man Utd this campaign. Everton have got their goal scoring boots on in full flow as they have now become the 3rd highest scorers in the Premier League behind Leicester and Manchester City.
The goalscoring form of Everton has been due to the impressive play of Lukaku (10 goals, 4 assists), along with great support of the 4 players behind him in Barkley (6 goals, 5 assists), Kone (5 goals, 4 assists), Naismith (3 goals) & Duelofeu (2 goals, 6 assists). Any 4 that Martinez has picked has been playing well with a lot of fluidity and passing that has made them among the most entertaining teams to watch. They are especially superb on the counter attack as they have been quick and now will have 2 full backs to bank on in Baines and Coleman.
Everton have scored 14 goals in their last 4 games and have been undefeated during that time. They have scored in 7 out of their last 8 games in the Premier League and 10 out of 11 in all competitions. Everton have knocked 2 goals in 4 out of the 7 games they have played, with the only missing ones were the losses to Man Utd and Man City and the 1-1 draw with Liverpool.
Everton take on a Palace team whose defence has been a mixed bag in recent weeks, losing to teams like Sunderland and Leicester City while beating Liverpool and Newcastle. The common feature in all 4 games, is that they have leaked goals in all of those games. Palace will feel the fresher of the 2 sides as Everton played in mid-week; but Everton compared to Man City and Liverpool who have already been upset in this weekend, will feel the fresher of the 2 sides with 5 days off.
I back Everton to continue their rich vein of scoring form and knock a minimum of 2 goals. Another angle to go in this game could be Everton to win considering their recent form.