Everton continue the hunt for the fourth and final Champions League spot when the Toffees host Crystal Palace at 2:45pm ET. Consider Everton and a Lukaku goal in the match.
Everton has one of the best home records in England this season with a mark of 12-1-3 (W-L-T). A win today would see the Toffees pass Arsenal by two points for the highly coveted final Champions League position, and for those two reasons every bookie on the planet has them heavily favoured today.
William Hill is listing the Toffees at 1.36 to win in 1X2, while a double result (first half and final whistle) brings that up 1.85. You can squeeze just a little more value if you take the Everton -1 to start off, that will give you odds of 1.91.
Everton is tied for third in the Premier League with the third-least goals conceded at home with 13 from 16 games this season. As a result, a win for the hosts and being the only team to score in the match is presently offered at 2.10 at the same firm.
The Toffees have been on fire for the past couple of months, winning seven straight -- including a 3-0 thrashing of Arsenal 10 days ago.
A draw pick is at 4.33, and that was the result when these two teams met back in early November in a bore 0-0 result at Selhurst Park.
The visitors selection is almost at double digits, with Will Hill pegging them at 9.50 to win. Their 3-11-2 away record won't exude any confidence, but their recent three-game win streak - including a home win over Chelsea - has definitely raised a couple of eyebrows.
They have clean sheets in four of their last five matches, and seven of their last eight matches have stayed under 2.5 total goals -- which is available at 2.05.
For a correct scorer selection, consider another Romelu Lukaku strike at 1.91. The young Belgian international is tied for ninth in the scoring charts with 13 goals on the campaign.