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Bet on Everton inflicting more pain on Crystal Palace

Life in the Premier League never gets any easier for Crystal Palace and they will attempt to break a run of seven straight defeats against Everton at Selhurst Park.

The basement-dwellers may be on a hiding to nothing at home to the seventh-placed Toffees, who expect striker Romelu Lukaku to pass a late fitness test ahead of the match.

Everton to win to nil @ 9/5

Palace’s Premier League form line reads like a row of learner drivers in a Croydon traffic jam, with ‘L’s’ appearing after their name nine times out of 10 this term.

Everton, on the other hand, have only lost once in the top flight since the start of the season and that was away to Premier League-favourites Manchester City.

The Toffees haven’t conceded a goal in their last 250 minutes of football and Tim Howard is unlikely to be troubled by a team that have drawn blanks in over half of their league games so far in the campaign

Romelu Lukaku to score first @ 4/1

After a 17-goal season on loan at West Brom, eyebrows were raised when the 20-year-old was farmed out again by parent-club Chelsea on the last day of the summer transfer window.

The Belgian forward’s form for Everton so far in 2013/14 has left football watchers wondering whether Stamford Bridge chief Jose Mourinho has lost his ability to spot a player.

Lukaku has scored five goals in his six Premier League games for the Toffees and three of those strikes have broken the deadlock in their respective matches.

The former Anderlecht forward is a slight fitness concern ahead of this match, after he hobbled off following a well-publicised clash with Spurs’ keeper Hugo Lloris last time out at Goodison Park.

However, if you bet on Lukaku and he’s not on the pitch when the first goal is scored you’ll get your stake back, so don’t miss the chance to back one of Europe’s sharpest marksmen at a handsome price here.