Everton v Newcastle United Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
December 03, 2018
Goodison Park - Premier League
Everton have a chance to quickly shake off their defeat in the Merseyside derby, as they play host Newcastle on Wednesday night.
Everton beat Newcastle home and away last season, both by the same 1-0 score line. The Toffees have won their last five Premier League meetings with Newcastle, a run stretching back to 2015.
Everton boss Marco Silva has no fresh injury concerns ahead of this game, although he may look to shuffle his pack and bring Ademola Lookman and Dominic Calvert-Lewin into the starting XI.
Newcastle will be without Scottish international Matt Ritchie, who is serving a one game ban after collecting five bookings so far this season.
Rafa Benitez should be able to call on Japanese striker Yoshinori Muto who has recovered from injury, but defenders Paul Dummett and Florian Lejeune are ruled out.
Everton v Newcastle United Predictions and Preview
Everton will be stung by the late defeat to rivals Liverpool on Sunday, and Silva will be looking for an immediate response from his players, following their first defeat in four games.
Newcastle lost at home to West Ham at the weekend, ending a promising run of three consecutive Premier League wins for the Magpies.
Benitez is likely to adopt a pragmatic approach on his return to Merseyside, and Everton will have to work hard not to be frustrated by that.
The blow of losing the derby could well be the decisive factor here, with a streetwise Newcastle likely to play on the counter attack and a draw, at 29/10, looks to be a really profitable option in this clash.
Everton have been a slow burner in attack in recent games, scoring in the first half just twice in their last eight games, whereas Newcastle have scored within the first ten minute of two of their last four matches.
With that in mind, a Newcastle to score first bet is available at 9/4.
A 1-1 draw at 13/2
Everton are playing well at the moment, but just as Benitez had got Newcastle on track they faltered against West Ham, and will also be looking for a response. There is pressure on both managers and players to react, and that could lead to them cancelling each other out.
Richarlison to score anytime at 7/5
Brazilian international Richarlison is in strong form this season, and he is currently Everton's joint top Premier League scorer with Gylfi Sigurdsson, on six goals. He will be looking to get back in the scoring groove though, with no goals in his last three games for the Blues.