On Saturday 28 November, Everton will try to take three points in the match of the tenth round against Leeds – we evaluated the chances of the opponents for success and made a forecast.
For “toffee” the break for the matches of the national teams happened just in time. Everton started this season just fine. After victories in four rounds in a row, Carlo Ancelotti’s team quickly rose to the first step in the standings. This successful series of victories was interrupted by a draw with Liverpool (2: 2), which, too, can be considered a good result for the “toffee”.
However, Everton still does not have a long bench and faced staffing problems. A series of injuries and disqualifications have noticeably tempered the ardor of the “toffee”. In three of the last four rounds, they lost to Southampton (0: 2), Newcastle (1: 2) and Manchester United (1: 3). The chance to interrupt the streak of failures fell in the last round, when Ancelotti’s charges played away with Fulham. The game turned out to be difficult, but the “summer residents” were beaten with a score of 3: 2.
This win is very important for Everton. First, it should raise the morale of the team. Secondly, three points gained allowed him to return to the number of medal seekers. Now the Liverpudlians have 16 points on their balance sheet and occupy the sixth line. They are four points behind the leading Tottenham.
Now the problems with the squad are small. From the base players, two defenders landed in the infirmary – Luca Dinh and Seamus Coleman. There is also Jean-Philippe Gbamen, but he has not yet appeared on the field in the current championship.
It should be noted that so far the “toffee” is being missed too much. Only in the starting round against Tottenham (1: 0) did Everton keep the gate locked. In the remaining eight league matches, he conceded at least two goals in seven matches.
Peacocks hosted Arsenal in the last round . Despite the fact that the bookmakers gave the status of favorites to the “Gunners”, “Leeds” looked better than their rival and could easily write down three points. Moreover, the team had a numerical advantage during the entire second half, but in the end it was only 0: 0.
This draw made it possible to stop the looming streak of defeats, because the previous two matches the team of Marcelo Bielsa lost with the same score 1: 4 to Crystal Palace and Manchester United. In general, over the last six rounds, the Peacocks have beaten only Aston Villa (3: 0). The victory went to Leeds just on the road. In general, the team beat Sheffield United (1: 0) in the current championship and lost to Liverpool (3: 4).
Before the upcoming game, Leeds settled in 14th place in the standings and secured a seven-point handicap over the relegation zone so far.
The peacocks have Adam Forshaw and Gaetano Berardi in the infirmary, but they haven’t appeared on the pitch this season. In question for the match Pablo Hernandez, Jamie Shackleton and Diego Llorente.
Over 2.5 total has played in Everton’s last five Premier League games at home.
Everton have conceded at home in their last eight games in a row.
In four home games this season, Everton have won two wins, one draw and one loss.
In three of the four away matches of the current championship with the participation of Leeds, the bet “total over 2.5” was played.
In six of their last seven Premier League games, Leeds have not scored more than one goal.
Everton got a little better from staff shortages. The team again demonstrated in the last round their attacking potential and uncertain defensive play. Leeds know how to catch the opponent on counterattacks. The peacocks scored in every match. It is quite possible to exchange goals in this meeting, but Everton is seen as the winner, or at least Carlo Ancelotti’s team will not lose.
Our prediction – Everton win + both will score in 3.45 at BC Winline