Everton are currently looking to recruit players on loan, with Alex Iwobi and Chris Smalling on their radar, while they have also contacted Crystal Palace about Wilfried Zaha although it appears that the winger will actually be lining up against the Toffees on Saturday.

The Merseyside team used to be regarded as a top six side in waiting, although it appears they could be in danger of falling behind teams such as Leicester and Wolves, even if Marco Silva steered Everton to a strong finish last term.

The big problem appears to be scoring enough goals, with Dominic Calvert-Lewin not necessarily the man to plunder enough goals although Gylfi Sigurdssson is a dangerous midfield option and Richarlison should continue to improve.

As for Palace, so much depends on whether the services of Zaha can be retained, with the remainder of the squad looking fairly ordinary and the recruitment has been largely modest, with Jordan Ayew signed permanently and Gary Cahill arriving on a free transfer.

Everton will consider this a good time to be playing to Selhurst Park and we’re happy to plump for the away win at an attractive price.

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