Everton v Crystal Palace
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Toffees finding their attacking rhythm
Sometimes the solution to a problem is so obvious that you kick yourself for not thinking of it earlier. Just ask Marco Silva, who spent the first weeks of the season watching his strikers fail to score, and simply decided not to play with any against Leicester last time out. The result? An impressive 2-1 win, with two members of a fluid front four getting on the scoresheet. Easy.
This is perhaps a bit reductive: Richarlison did play more or less as a striker, much as he did on his eye-catching first start for Brazil a month ago. But he's a far more a mobile player than Cenk Tosun, and his shift inside allowed Bernard to start on the left. The diminutive winger linked up well with his team-mates and is likely to keep his place here.
That's all great news for Silva, who will be only too aware of his side's frailties at the other end of the pitch. Yerry Mina is available this weekend (as are André Gomes and James McCarthy) and might just be the man to bring some authority to the backline.
Palace need a lift
If Everton have been good going forward and shaky at the back, Crystal Palace are more or less a mirror image. The Eagles have been solid enough in the defensive third (five clean sheets so far across all competitions) but have been short of ideas up front, with Wilfried Zaha unable to do it all himself every single week.
Zaha, in fairness, gives it a good go, but a bit of help wouldn't go amiss. We all know how they tend to fare when he is absent, too, meaning much could ride on his late fitness test ahead of this one.
Unless things improve Roy Hodgson will be wary of the danger of his side slipping into a relegation battle in the months ahead. They were never as bad as their start last season suggested, but there's a feeling that expectation levels this term have leapt above the team's actual performance.
Everton can maintain momentum
Everton will be in confident mood, back-to-back wins having lifted them above Palace and into 11th at the start of the weekend. If they play with some of the conviction they displayed in the home win over Fulham (3-0), they will be hopeful of extending their unbeaten run against Palace to eight league games (W3 D4).
True, both of Palace's wins this term have come away from home, and Hodgson's side are well suited to soaking up pressure and playing on the break. But those victories came against sides worse than Everton (Fulham and Huddersfield) and with Zaha a doubt, we like the odds of 1.8910/11 on the home win.
Richie Rich the pick to score
Gylfi Sigurdsson is worth consideration in the goalscorer markets, having been involved in seven goals in his last six Premier League starts against Crystal Palace (three goals, four assists). But it's hard to look past Richarlison when it comes to the Everton threat.
The Brazilian has scored at a rate of once every 120 minutes in the Premier League so far, which means odds of 2.89/5 could represent value - especially if he lines up centrally again.
This new tool on the Sportsbook allows you to combine multiple picks on the same game. Here, for instance, you could back an Everton win, over 2.5 goals and Richarlison to score first for his team at odds of 12.71.