Everton are poised to continue their revival under Carlo Ancelotti when Newcastle visit on Tuesday night in in this mouthwatering Premier League clash.
Premier League 2019/2020
Date: Tuesday 21st, January
Kick-off: 20:30 pm
Venue: Goodison Park
TV Channel: Sky Sports
Everton fought back to draw 1-1 with West Ham last time out, Dominic Calvert-Lewin prodding home his ninth of the season to cancel out Issa Diop’s headed opener.
The outcome continued an impressive run of results for the Tofees in the division; only once have they lost (vs Manchester City) in their last eight top flight games while they went on to win half of those. Surely, they will more than fancy their chances of getting maximum points from this one when up against Newcastle who they bested in the reverse fixture few weeks ago.
Newcastle left it very late against Chelsea on Saturday but however, got the much needed win that snapped a four-game winless run in the Premier League, and one have to believe they will be buoyed by that one.
Steve Bruce have done quite an applaudable job with the Magpies players at his disposal, and after toying with the idea of relegation earlier this season, there is a belief they can end the season in some style with such results as the one last time out.
That said, Goodison Park have not proved a happy hunting ground for them — the visitors will be targeting their first win here since the 2010/2011 season, a period which spanned over seven trips to the Merseyside club.
Richarlison, Alex Iwobi, Michael Keane and Gylfi Sigurdsson are doubts for this game while the duo of André Gomes and Jean-Philippe Gbamin are still ruled out.
Jetro Willems pulled up with a knee injury against Chelsea last weekend and will surely play no part here.
Javier Manquillo, Jack Colback, Paul Dummett, Dwight Gayle, DeAndre Yedlin, Yoshinori Muto and
Ki Sung-Yueng will also miss the trip to Merseyside while Andy Carrol will face a late fitness test.
Head to Head
In 174 competitive meetings, Everton have the superior record with 72 wins to Newcastle’s 66. 36 games have been drawn.
There have been under 2.5 goals scored in six of Everton’s last seven home league games.
Both of Newcastle’s wins in their last seven league games have come by a solitary goal.
Everton are unbeaten in their last seven home games against Newcastle in the Premier League.
Everton have been a tough nut to crack in recent times in the Premier League, and they have won all of their games against teams currently in the bottom half of the table since December 2019. Everton’s last five league games (WWLWD)
Newcastle earned that big victory against Chelsea last time out, a victory which gives them a perfect boost for this one, despite losing three of their last four in the division prior to the win. Newcastle’s last five league games (LLLDW)
Everton are the favourites for this one, and I will be tipping them to come away with the points here. There are some plausible scorelines which might be worth taking a look at; a home 2-0 at 13/2 or 3-1 for a better 13/1.
Or you can back red-hot Calvert-Lewin to hit the last goal of the game at 13/5.