Report | November 25
2 - 1
|Teden Mengi 72||Michael Olise 74|
|Jacob Brown 83|
|3||Shots on Target||8|
Teden Mengi began the scoring for Luton in the 72nd minute after being assisted by Carlton Morris. Palace's Michael Olise responded with a tying goal in the 74th minute. With the scores level, Jacob Brown netted a timely 83rd minute goal that proved to be the difference, securing Luton all three points.
Alfie Doughty had a field day, registering 11 crosses. The Eagles moved the ball about nicely despite their loss, completing 200 more passes than their opponents.
Luton's uninspiring form comes to an end as they take all three points. Meanwhile, Palace have now taken 0 points from a possible 6.
|Thomas Kamiński||Michael Olise|
|1 goal conceded||13 crosses (7th in the Premier League)|
|Saved 7 shots||4 tackles won|
Next up, Luton take on Brentford at Gtech Community Stadium on Saturday, December 2nd. While Palace meet West Ham at London Stadium on Sunday, December 3rd. Can the Hatters win again? Will the Eagles get out of this rough patch?
Preview | November 25
Luton will be hoping to put an end to their desperate run of form with a better result in this match. Luton have struggled to find the back of the net frequently this season. Their average xG (expected goals) of 1.02 is the 4th lowest in the league. Ross Barkley is a player to keep an eye on. He has been a key creative influence all season for them with 9 passes into the box (68th in the EPL). On the defensive side, Marvelous Nakamba will be in the spotlight. He currently leads the team with 24 tackles won (2nd in the EPL).
A win for Palace could reignite their season after a bad run of form where they've picked up just 4 points from their last 5 matches. Palace's attacking play is a real cause for concern. In their last 5 matches, they've averaged only 7.8 passes into the box per game and scored only 5 goals. They'll be hoping Cheick Doucouré can help with more solid defensive work. So far this season, he's made 16 tackles (20th in the EPL).
Luton-Palace Prediction: 2-3
Two exciting attacks meet in what should be a cracking match. Goals are almost guaranteed, yet Palace should overpower Luton.
Did you know? Luton conceded their most goals at home in a Premier League match to Burnley, when they lost 1-2 in 2023.
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Report | November 11
2 - 3
|Eberechi Eze 5 [PK]||Vitalii Mykolenko 1|
|Odsonne Edouard 73||Abdoulaye Doucouré 49|
|Idrissa Gana Guèye 86|
|4||Shots on Target||4|
Vitalii Mykolenko netted the first goal of the match for Everton in the first minute following an assist by Jack Harrison. After the first, Everton proceeded to add on 2 more goals. Palace nearly kept up in this high-scoring affair, scoring 2 of their own, but it wasn't enough as Everton narrowly took the win in this exciting match.
Dwight McNeil was relentless, getting 7 crosses into the opposition box. The Eagles lost on the day but managed to complete 308 more passes than the Toffees, highlighting their technical strength.
Everton are back to winning ways. Meanwhile, Palace's mixed form continues.
|Vitalii Mykolenko||Eberechi Eze|
|Scored 1 goal||1 penalty won|
|1 corner won||Drew 4 fouls (18th in the Premier League)|
Next up, Palace take on Luton at Kenilworth Road Stadium on Saturday, November 25th. While Everton meet Man United at Goodison Park on Sunday, November 26th. Will the Eagles improve their form? Can the Toffees win again?
Report | November 4
0 - 2
|Jeffrey Schlupp 22|
|Tyrick Mitchell 90|
|5||Shots on Target||3|
Jeffrey Schlupp scored the match's first goal for Palace in the 22nd minute after being found by Jordan Ayew. Tyrick Mitchell put in another for Palace in the 94th minute, and there was nothing between the teams for the remainder, resulting in a 2-0 win.
Joachim Andersen racked up 3 interceptions throughout the game, constantly frustrating the Clarets. The Clarets moved the ball about nicely despite their loss, completing 289 more passes than their opponents.
Palace get a much-needed win. Meanwhile, it's more misery for Burnley as they lose again.
|Sam Johnstone||Tyrick Mitchell|
|Earned a clean sheet||Earned a clean sheet|
|Saved 5 shots||Scored 1 goal|
Both squads play next on Saturday, November 11th. Burnley face a tough test against Arsenal, while Palace meet Everton at Selhurst Park. Will the Clarets halt their terrible form? Can this be the start of a winning streak for the Eagles?
Report | October 27
1 - 2
|Jordan Ayew 90||Joel Ward 53 [OG]|
|Son Heungmin 66|
|3||Shots on Target||1|
After being locked in a goalless stalemate for the first 45 minutes, Joel Ward broke the deadlock with a dreaded own goal, digging his team into a hole against Tottenham in the 53rd minute. Tottenham's Son Heungmin added another in the 66th minute after being assisted by Brennan Johnson. Jordan Ayew narrowed the deficit with a 94th minute strike, but Tottenham held on as the game concluded 2-1.
Pape Matar Sarr was relentless, getting 5 crosses into the opposition box. For Palace, Marc Guéhi was a frequent offender, committing 5 fouls. The ball was bossed by Spurs, who completed 506 more passes than the Eagles by the end of the game.
The wins keep on coming for Tottenham. Meanwhile, it's another game, another loss for Palace.
|Son Heungmin||Jordan Ayew|
|Scored 1 goal||Scored 1 goal|
|1 blocked shot (1st in the game)||2 corners won|
Next up, Palace take on Burnley at Turf Moor on Saturday, November 4th. While Tottenham are at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium for a clash against old rivals Chelsea on Monday, November 6th. Will the Eagles get out of this rough patch? Can Spurs keep their great form going?
Report | October 21
4 - 0
|Jacob Murphy 4|
|Anthony Gordon 44|
|Sean Longstaff 45|
|Callum Wilson 66|
|7||Shots on Target||3|
Jacob Murphy opened the score for Newcastle in the fourth minute after a set up by Kieran Trippier. Anthony Gordon then doubled the lead with a goal in the 44th minute. Newcastle added to their tally with two more goals to ensure a comfortable win.
Kieran Trippier posed a threat out wide all game, registering 10 crosses. The Magpies won the passing game, clocking up 575 completed passes to the Eagles' 384.
Newcastle are back to winning ways. Meanwhile, Palace's mixed form continues.
|Jacob Murphy||Kieran Trippier|
|Assisted 2 goals||Earned a clean sheet|
|3 corners won||Assisted 1 goal|
Next up, Newcastle take on Wolves at Molineux Stadium on Saturday, October 28th. While Palace meet Tottenham at Selhurst Park on Friday, October 27th. Can the Magpies win again? Will the Eagles improve their form?
Report | October 7
0 - 0
|2||Shots on Target||5|
Palace and Forest had to settle for a point apiece after a drab encounter at Selhurst Park. Neither team was really able to get anything going in the contest, which certainly wasn't one for the neutral. A draw was the right result in the end and both sides will be hoping to produce a bit more creative spark next time out.
Morgan Gibbs-White continually probed down the flank, getting 10 crosses into the box. For Palace, Will Hughes linked the play brilliantly all game, with an 87% pass completion. Neither team had a clear advantage in the passing game. Palace completed 528 passes while Forest completed 486 passes.
Palace's unpredictable form continues. Meanwhile, Forest earn their second draw in a row.
|Sam Johnstone||Morgan Gibbs-White|
|Earned a clean sheet||10 crosses (19th in the Premier League)|
|Saved 5 shots||2 tackles won|
Both squads play next on Saturday, October 21st. Palace take on Newcastle at St James' Park, while Forest take on Luton at The City Ground. Can the Eagles do better next time? Will the Tricky Trees start a run of draws?
Nickname: The Eagles
Stadium: Selhurst Park (Capacity 25,481)
Manager: Roy Hodgson (ENG)
Last Season: 11th
Roy Hodgson’s return to Crystal Palace was a revelation for them last season. A steady hand admired by the players and the fans alike, Hodgson steered Palace away from the drop zone and comfortably into a mid-table finish. Whilst they may have lost one of their star players in Wilfried Zaha, it’s hard to imagine a dramatic drop-off for the Eagles with Hodgson at the helm.
With Zaha gone, Eberechi Eze will be more important than ever for Palace this year. His goals were priceless in keeping Palace in the Premier League, and he’s looked electric for the Eagles in pre-season too. Still fairly young having only just turned 25, you can expect Eze to be one of Palace’s main goal threats in the upcoming campaign.
Signing Jefferson Lerma on a free was a truly astute signing from Palace. The versatile ex-Bournemouth man can comfortably play right back as well as his favoured defensive midfield position, and could form a formidable midfield partnership alongside the impressive Cheick Doucoure.
Palace travel to newly-promoted Sheffield United to kick off their Premier League campaign, a team they beat 2-0 in their last matchup thanks to goals from Eze and Benteke.
There’s no denying that Palace will miss Wilfried Zaha’s attacking threat, and they may find themselves short of goals if they don’t bring in a replacement for him before the transfer window closes. But with the likes of Doucoure and Lerma in midfield, backed up by the solid defensive duo of Andersen and Guehi, Palace will still be a tough nut to crack next season – especially at Selhurst Park.
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Did you know? The reason Crystal Palace are called the Eagles is because of former manager Malcolm Allison. After deciding the whole club needed an overhaul, he changed the club nickname to the Eagles, had the badge redesigned to include an eagle and changed the kit colour from claret and light blue to red and blue.
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