Everton to beat Crystal Palace

Palace have lost their opening home game in each of the last seven seasons, and failed to score from open play in their first six matches at Selhurst Park last year.

The Eagles lost Aaron Wan-Bissaka over the summer and, with Wilfried Zaha’s future looking uncertain, they are in trouble.

Everton finished 2017/18 with five victories and just one defeat from their last eight matches and have recruited relatively well.

Cardiff to beat Luton

Luton twice lost the lead and survived a missed penalty in a 3-3 draw at home to Middlesbrough last Friday.

The Hatters struggled against the better sides in League One last term, winning just one of their eight games against teams in the top five.

Cardiff will have £5.5m striker Robert Glatzel available after suspension this weekend and can make up for their 3-2 opening-day defeat to Wigan.

Portsmouth to beat Tranmere

Tranmere were beaten 3-2 at home to likely strugglers Rochdale on their return to League One last weekend.

Their two goals only came in the final two minutes of the match, while they also had striker Rushian Hepburn-Murphy sent off in stoppage time.

Portsmouth bounced back from their opening-day defeat at Shrewsbury by hammering Championship Birmingham 3-0 in the EFL Cup in midweek.

Mansfield to beat Morecambe

Mansfield came from two goals down at half-time to draw 2-2 away to Newport in their first game of the season.

The Stags could have taken all three points after Nicky Maynard saw a second-half penalty saved but, having had midfielder Jacob Mellis sent off with 22 minutes to go, should be pleased with a draw.

They only lost four league games at Field Mill last season and should get their home campaign off to a winning start against a Morecambe side that lost 2-0 at home to Grimsby last weekend.

Plymouth to beat Colchester

Plymouth got the Ryan Lowe-era off to a great start last weekend, winning 3-0 away to a Crewe side that had the fifth-best home record in League Two last term.

Despite being relegated, the Pilgrims finished last season with six victories and just two defeats from their final 11 matches at Home Park, and are a great price to carry on that impressive home form.

Colchester were held to a 1-1 draw at home to Port Vale last Saturday as they adjust to life without last season’s top scorer Sammie Szmodics, who netted 15 goals from midfield before a summer move to Bristol City.


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