England: Premier League
Match start: 16:00 (GMT+1)
Five plus two! Today this is the scheme due to which it is possible to determine the number of the clubs of the English Premier League which are claiming for participation in two Eurocup tournaments of the next season. Here Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea, Tottenham and Arsenal are fighting for the second - fourth Champions League places.
And here Burnley and Leicester are fighting for the 7th final place which, in case of victory of one of the top clubs in the final of FA CUP, will also become a cut score into the UEFA Europa League.
Everton (the head coach Samuel Allardyce)
Until recently the football club from Merseyside, which is the second by its status, was going up against Burnley and Leicester. However, in five matches of new calendar year the Toffees have gained only four points during the matches with Leicester (2:1) and West Bromwich (1:1). And at the same time Sam Allardyce's team had missed eleven goals in the matches with favorites: MU (0:2), Tottenham (0:4), Arsenal (1:5).
Crystal Palace (head coach Roy Hodgson)
The last fiasco of Everton that had happened during away match with the Gunners is so impossible that after it the Toffees even let Bournemouth to take the ninth position.
Now the hosts of Goodison Park are facing the match with very uncompromising opponent - Crystal Palace, London. Now Roy Hodgson's team is at distance of only three points from the 18th place of Stoke and therefore every match is considered to be the most important by the team...
In two last calendar rounds Palace has earned two points during the meetings with West Ham (1:1) and Newcastle (1:1). Now, according to Roy Hodgson's statement, his team came to Liverpool in order to gain new points.
And also the hosts of Goodison Park have no place to step aside. Otherwise the former team of Ronald Koeman can lose tournament motivation very quickly. By the way, the Dutch expert was the day before appointed to the post of new head coach of the national team.
Everton – 2.10, draw – 3.10, Crystal Palace – 2.80;
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