Everton return to the Goodison Park on Saturday ahead of the visit of Leeds, and will be buoyed with their return to winning ways last weekend after a three-game losing streak.
Premier League 2020/21
Date: Saturday November, 28th
Kick-off: 18:30 pm
Venue: Goodison Park
Everton survived a scare when triumphing 3-2 over Fulham last weekend, Dominic Calvert-Lewin scoring twice before Abdoulaye Doucoure added a crucial second at Craven Cottage.
The victory meant the Tofees enter this gameweek just four points off the top of the table, but they have not won any of their last two home games after they won each of their opening home league games.
Carlo Ancelotti will however, be worried with this side’s inability to keep out the goals. The hosts remain without a clean sheet since the season’s opening weekend, and last time out was the sixth successive game in which they have conceded two goals.
Visitors Leeds looked terrific in the goalless draw versus Arsenal last weekend, but have now slumped to 14th on the table after just one win across their last six games.
The stalemate they chalked up last time came with some bit of misfortune for them; they hit the woodwork thrice from 25 attempts and it was only the second time Marcelo Biesla’s side have failed to score this season.
This is will mark the first top-flight meeting between these two sides since they drew 1-1 as far back as 2004, and it surely should make for an interesting spectacle.
Ancelotti only have the injuries of Jean-Philippe Gbamin and Seamus Coleman to contend with.
Diego Llorente, Pablo Hernández and Jamie Shackleton are ruled out for Leeds while Adam Forshaw is a doubt with some fitness issues.
There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Everton’s last five home league games.
Patrick Bamford has scored six of his seven league goals across Leeds four away matches.
Everton last five competitive games: DLLLW
Leeds last five competitive games: LWLLD
It’s been long these two faced off, and so there isn’t much recent head to head records to split them. However, Leeds have remarkably not won a Premier League match at Goodison Park in all of their 12 previous attempts. Can they pull that off now at a marquee 14/5 odds?
Nonetheless, we think this game will have goals to spice it up. Thus, we are backing over 2.5 goals at odds of 5/2 to emerge from here.