Our prediction for this FA Cup match:
Selhurst Park will host Thursday’s FA Cup game between Crystal Palace and Everton. The Eagles rolled over Everton 4-0 in the prestigious competition last season, meaning that the Toffees are hungry for revenge. Fit-again forward Odsonne Edouard should play some part in the midweek clash, while all Joel Ward, Rob Holding, Cheick Doucoure, Jesurun Rak-Sakyi, and Nathan Ferguson remain on the sidelines with injuries.
Sean Dyche’s troops, on the other hand, are on a three-game losing run in the Premier League and given their difficulties on the road, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the capital club. Ashley Young and Abdoulaye Doucoure are unlikely to be risked, while Idrissa Gana Gueye remains on the sidelines with injury. Both Seamus Coleman and Andre Gomes should be recalled to the starting XI after the duo came off the bench in a 3-0 loss to Wolverhampton.
Highlighted Player (Eberechi Eze):
Eberechi Eze is a talented football player who was born in Greenwich, England on June 29, 1998. Eze started his youth career at Millwall and in the summer of 2016 he moved to Queens Park Rangers, signing a one-year contract with the capital club.
Eze scored 4 goals in 42 appearances for the Hoops in the 2018/2019 Championship campaign, while providing 4 assists for his teammates.His main position is attacking midfield, but he is capable of playing as both right and left midfielder as well. Eze is a footballer of Nigerian descent, but he has yet to make his debut for the Super Eagles in international matches.
Given his place of birth, the 173-cm tall midfielder was eligible to play for the England U20 team and he made his debut for the Three Lions on October 11, 2018 in a 2-1 victory over Italy. His preferred foot is right.
Highlighted Team (Everton):
Everton are one of the two Merseyside giants that were formed back in 1878, with the club holding a long-standing rivalry with Liverpool. Everton have participated in the English top flight for a record 113 seasons, with the team competing in the English second tier in just four campaigns.
The Toffees play their home matches at Goodison Park, the stadium that was opened in 1892. Everton have won the national championship nine times, with the team winning their last domestic trophy back in 1987.
The Toffees have clinched five FA Cup trophies as well and it has to be noted that a victory over Manchester United in the 1994/1995 FA Cup final helped the team win their last title in the prestigious competition. Everton and Liverpool face each other in the Merseyside derby and the clash between the two local rivals has been called the Merseyside derby since 1955.
In the 2015/2016 Premier League campaign Everton were hammered by Liverpool (0-4) at Anfield.