Everton to continue fine start to the season
Crystal Palace welcome Everton to Selhurst Park on Saturday, with both sides having taken maximum points from their opening two Premier League fixtures, but the visitors are looking a much better outfit than last term's disappointing 12th position finish already. Have a read of our preview here:
The Toffees are looking tasty
Much of the good work thus far for The Toffees has been built on a new look midfield trio, with Allan buzzing ahead of the back four, Abdoulaye Doucouré roving in between both boxes, and André Gomes feeding the triumvirate up top, which now includes Colombian talisman James Rodríguez. The fresh faces have had plenty of faith put in them by boss Carlo Ancelotti to come in from the start, and are already repaying him in spades. Lucas Digne has linked up superbly with Richarlison, and the side from the blue half of Liverpool now look much more balanced in both defence and attack as a result of the additions and current form.
Although The Eagles have several first team members still out of contention for minutes, it hasn't affected them on the pitch. They went toe-to-toe with Manchester United at Old Trafford in their first fixture on the road, and despite some VAR controversy that swung in their favour, they were worthy victors regardless. Wilfried Zaha tormented his former employers, and both Jeffrey Schlupp and Andros Townsend have provided great width and impetus in the opening matches. Veteran manager Roy Hodgson will be loath to shuffle his pack, despite adding Belgian striker Michy Batshauyi to his ranks on loan from Chelsea.
Unlocking the gates will blow them wide open
The clash is likely to be an open affair once the first goal is scored. The hosts will find space in behind the marauding Digne, but similarly, the centre-backs in red and blue will be tested severely by the movement and agility of the front three, attempting to pull them out of the defensive line. At least one team's perfect record will have to come to an end, and we are tipping it to be Crystal Palace to be that club - Everton can earn a 2-1 win in London at odds of 10.00 with bet365, and will continue to nip at the heels of the more fancied sides at the summit of the division.