1995 winners Everton are the visitors and they’ll be aiming to improve on a record that’s seen them win just one of their last seven in the competition away to top flight opposition.
Crystal Palace were semi-finalists just two seasons ago, knocking the Toffees out at the quarter-finals stage, Patrick Vieira’s men running out comfortable 4-0 winners on that occasion.
Neither side have been in great form in the run up to this one but the Eagles got a much needed win over Brentford on Saturday to give Roy Hodgson some breathing space.
After a run of four straight wins at the start of December the Toffees ended it with four without a win including an EFL quarter-final exit on penalties at the hands of Fulham.
Michael Olise will be a big miss for Palace. The Frenchman has scored four in his last four, including two at the weekend, but will be out of the side for a period after picking up a hamstring injury.
Regardless, the bookies make the host slight favourites at 31/20 to win inside the 90 minutes, compared to the 17/10 on offer for Everton. The draw is a 5/2 shot.
The sides shared five goals between them when Everton won 3-2 in London in November and under the lights at a packed Selhurst Park we could see a few goals tonight.
Six of Palace's last night have seen Over 2.5 and eight of them have been BTTS.
Over 2.5 Goals is even money, whilst Both Teams to Score is 4/5. Take your pick, our preference is is three or more goals.
- Palace v Everton – Over 2.5 Goals
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Rizzel returns to jumps racing for Thursday and has one selection running off a low handicap mark at Hereford.
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