England Premier League
Wednesday 5th December 2018
Kick off at 7.45pm GMT
Venue: Goodison Park
Everton will still be reeling over a huge mistake from goalkeeper Jordan Pickford which gifted their eternal rivals Liverpool victory at Anfield in the final minute of injury time on Sunday.
It’s a bitter pill for the Toffee men to swallow but swallow they have to and they will somehow just have to forget about that result and move on. A win here would be brilliant for the side on a mental scale and the club will feel confident that all three points could be going to them on Wednesday evening.
Everton’s form has been patchy with just 1 win in their last 3 games but at home the story couldn’t be more different with 4 straight wins in a row. Indeed Marco Silva’s team have the 5th best home record in the league.
Newcastle were the in form side until they lost 3-0 at home to West Ham, a defeat that Rafa Benitez will hope is just a speed bump. The Magpies are in 14th place but are just three points from the bottom three and so need to push on. They have only lost 1 game away from home in their last four matches and that will be encouraging for the club.The problem is their results have also been littered with draws and they have only won 1 game away from home all season.
Everton: The only major worry is Morgan Schneiderlin who has a minor leg problem but will be assessed ahead of this game
Newcastle: Paul Dummett is nearing a return but could miss this game. Matt Ritchie is suspended from this match after picking up his fifth yellow card of the season
Everton vs Newcastle Head to Head:
Last season Everton won this fixture 1-0.
3 out of the last 4 meetings have ended in a 1-0 result, all for Everton.
Newcastle have not beaten Everton since 2014.
Newcastle have not won at Goodison Park since 2010.
Everton vs Newcastle Prediction:
Everton already know that Marco Silva is the future of the club and Sam Allardyce’s negative football has been long forgotten about. But Silva’s management of the team will have an inside look for this game after the psychological blow against Liverpool. How will Everton bounce back? Past teams may have felt sorry for themselves and let a game which could be won at ease let them pass them by.
Jordan Pickford will be a player to keep an eye on. Pickford is an outstanding goal keeper and will want to put in a shift in this game as he might feel he owes the players something here.
The fear for Newcastle is that they will run into bad form again after their no show vs West Ham in their last game. Mike Ashley is also in the news again about selling the club, and there seems to be an unstable few weeks ahead for the club.
Everton vs Newcastle Betting Tips:
Everton to beat Newcastle at 1.50
Anytime goalscorer: Richarlison at 2.38