Everton is facing Huddersfield after a hard-fought draw with Bournemouth. It was definitely not the easiest game indeed, but the team managed it well. Now Everton is returning to fight off Huddersfield. Everton has had better fortunes throughout the competition and now Huddersfield will have to do their best to defeat the known team. Failing that they will end up at the bottom of the ranking, and that they don’t want to do.
Kick-off Saturday 3pm
Venue Goodison Park
Last season n/a
Referee Chris Kavanagh
This season G3, Y10, R0, 3.33 cards per game
Odds H 4-6 A 5-1 D 3-1
Subs from Robles, Lookman, Williams, Sandro, Klaassen, Besic, Vlasic, Mirallas, Feeney, Calvert-Lewin, Jagielka
Injured Barkley (hamstring), Bolasie (knee), McCarthy (hamstring, all Dec), Coleman (leg, Jan), Funes Mori (knee, Mar), Baines (calf, unknown)
Discipline Y25 R2
Leading scorer Rooney 7
Subs from Coleman, Green, Cranie, Sabiri, Whitehead, Schofield, Depoitre, Hadergjonaj, Quaner, Löwe
Injured Hefele (achilles, 16 Dec), Stankovic (knee, Jan), Billing (ankle, Jan)
Suspended Van La Parra (second of three)
Discipline Y29 R2
Leading scorers Depoitre, Mooy, Mounié 2
Everton to Face Huddersfield. Here Are the Facts
Everton have been in a real pickle. They have been struggling to keep their game and that has shown up. Meanwhile, Huddersfield have been scoring quite a few goals, even though they haven’t exactly been dominating any of the games they went on to play.
Not everyone is happy about the prospects of both teams, to be honest. We at Big World Sports will be offering Lineups for the events! All you have to do is to stop by the front page.
Back to the match itself, you will be able to keep apace with the game through our exclusive live score tables that have been crafted to afford you the opportunity to examine the competition up close and without having to worry in the slightest!
The game will be monitored by Stuart Attwell, an experienced referee who will not fail to spot any misplays. With 12 yellow cards already out, Everton will have to tread extremely carefully here, because they already have one red card to their name!
If they pull the game off, it won’t exactly skyrocket them to success, but it will be better than the alternative. We also found this gem of an analyses of Everton’s odds, too:
Everton have featured in entertaining draws at Wolves and Bournemouth, either side of a home win over Southampton, netting a couple of goals in each game.
The 2-2 thriller versus the Cherries proved a great result for our followers, as we were on that scoreline at 12/1 amongst three successful selections.
Despite having Richarlison dismissed on 41 minutes, second-half goals from Theo Walcott and Michael Keane put Everton in control at the Vitality Stadium.
But Joshua King’s penalty and Nathan Ake’s close-range finish salvaged a point for the hosts, who were also reduced to 10 men following Adam Smith’s red card.
“We train so hard, the philosophy the manager has dug into the players is starting to show,” Walcott told the club website.
“We are playing with freedom. We are looking good, looking strong, but there is more improvement to come, I’m sure.”
The Toffees beat Town 2-0 at home and away last season, so 6/1 for a repeat of that scoreline offers obvious appeal from the Everton vs Huddersfield odds.
A Closing Thought
We are not quite sure how the match will turn out. As is our custom, we speculate. Our hopes is that Everton will play more sportsman-like and it will not get itself into hot water with the referee.
Everton need to be treading carefully here. Caution is advisable. If they manage to find their feet and push through the initial stages of the game, they will be better-poised to send Huddersfield packing quickly.
Overall, matches in the EPL have been intense. Quite a few teams have seen red cards being dished out in their way. When the stakes are so high, it’s understandable. Interestingly, though, the best teams in the league have had less trouble with penalties.
Almost no cards have been given to the top three teams presently.