Everton host Palace, Wolves face Hammers

Everton v Crystal Palace

Everton are unbeaten in their last 12 Premier League meetings with Crystal Palace (W6 D6), though they’ve not done the league double over the Eagles since the 2004-05 campaign.

Crystal Palace have lost their last three away league games against Everton, more than they had in their previous 10 visits to Goodison Park (W4 D4 L2). They’ve never lost four consecutive away games against the Toffees before.

Four of Crystal Palace’s five Premier League wins against Everton have been at Goodison Park, with their most recent victory there coming in September 2014 (3-2).

Everton have lost seven of their last 11 Premier League home games (W3 D1), having lost just one of their 15 previously (W7 D7). Their seven-home league defeats this season is their most in a single Premier League campaign since 2015-16 (8).

Crystal Palace have kept just one clean sheet in their last 18 Premier League away games (W5 D2 L11), with that coming in a goalless draw at Arsenal in January. Only Sheffield United (0) have kept fewer clean sheets on the road than the Eagles this season.

Crystal Palace have conceded a league-high 13 Premier League goals in the final 15 minutes of games this season, one more than they did in the whole of 2019-20.

Everton are averaging just 9.8 shots-per-game in the Premier League this season, their second lowest total on record in a single campaign in the competition (since 1997-98). However, their shot conversion rate of 14.7% is their highest in a single top-flight season since 1997-98.

Five of Everton striker Richarlison’s six Premier League goals this season have been the winning goal of the game. The only player to score more winning goals for the Toffees in a single Premier League campaign was Paul Rideout in 1994-95 (6).

Everton’s Dominic Calvert-Lewin has scored 14 Premier League goals this season, his best return in a single campaign in the competition. Six of his 14 goals have been headers, with Tim Cahill the last Everton player to score more headed goals in a single league campaign (7 in 2009-10).

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson has never won away against Everton in the Premier League (D1 L8), losing each of his last seven visits. Indeed, Goodison Park is the ground Hodgson has managed at the most without ever winning in the competition.

Wolverhampton Wanderers v West Ham United

Wolves have lost just one of their last eight home league games against West Ham (W5 D2), going down 0-2 in a Premier League game in August 2009.

West Ham are looking to complete their first league double over Wolves since the 1922-23 second division campaign, with this the 28th different season in which they’ve met since then.

This is Wolves’ seventh Monday game in the Premier League this season, more than any other side (W2 D1 L3 so far). Only twice has a team played more Monday games in a single campaign in the competition, with West Ham playing nine in 1995-96 and eight in 2005-06.

West Ham have won three of their four Premier League games played on Mondays this season (L1), more than they had in their previous 11 such games in the competition (W2 D3 L6).

Wolves have opened the scoring in just seven Premier League games this season, with no side scoring the first goal in fewer games so far. However, Wolves are the only team to be unbeaten in games in which they’ve scored first this term (W6 D1).

West Ham have lost their last two Premier League away games, as many as they had in their previous 11 on the road (W6 D3).

West Ham led 3-0 against Arsenal in their last match before being pegged back to a 3-3 draw, with the Hammers inflicting the same result on Tottenham earlier in the season – it was just the third occasion of a team both failing to win from 3+ goals ahead and avoiding defeat from 3+ goals behind in a single Premier League campaign, with both Newcastle and West Brom doing so in 2010-11.

Wolves’ Rúben Neves has scored five Premier League goals this season, his best return in a single campaign in the competition. All five of his goals in 2020-21 have been since January, with the Portuguese the only player to net more than once for Wolves this calendar year.

There are six players to have had at least 24 shots without scoring a single goal in the Premier League this season, with two of those playing for Wolves – Leander Dendoncker (27) and Adama Traoré (24).

Jesse Lingard is averaging a goal or an assist every 88 minutes for West Ham in the Premier League this season, scoring five times and assisting two more in 617 minutes. It’s the best ever ratio by a Hammers player in a single campaign in the competition (min. 500 minutes).

Source: Supersport

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