Our prediction for this FA Cup match:
There will be fireworks when Crystal Palace and Everton square off against each other in the FA Cup quarter-finals. The Eagles did well to hold star-studded Man City to a draw in their last league match, and, no doubt, Patrick Vieira is doing a great job with the capital club. Odsonne Edouard is widely expected to return to the starting XI, while both James McArthur and Nathan Ferguson are out of contention with injuries.
The Toffees, on the other hand, have been struggling under new boss Frank Lampard, with the team losing each of their last four league fixtures. Everton were handed an easy draw in the FA Cup last 16 as they defeated Boreham Wood at home ground, but they will have a big fish to fry in Sunday’s clash. Given Palace’s display in the draw with Man City, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the home side. Both Fabian Delphy and Yerry Mina remain in the recovery room for the visiting side.
Highlighted Player (Christian Benteke):
Christian Benteke, born on 3th of December 1990 is a Belgian football player with roots from Congo. Benteke started his career at KRC Genk and after playing for Standard Liege, KV Mechelen, KV Kortrijk and Aston Villa the striker got transferred to Liverpool. Benteke is 191cm and is known for being a very strong goal scoring striker. In May 2010 Benteke made his debut for the Belgian national team.
Christian Benteke didn’t win any mayor prices yet. In the season 2008/2009 he won the national league of Belgium. Benteke is signed by Nike and got transferred to Liverpool for 46 million euro which makes him the second most expensive football player from Belgium. Benteke’s nickname is The Beast or Bentegoal.
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.