Everton vs Lille
Club Friendlies – Algarve Football Cup
Date: Saturday, 21 July 2018
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Do Algarve, Algarve.
Everton will make their Algarve Football Cup debut on Saturday when they take on French Ligue 1 outfit Lille in the second game of the competition. This is only the second edition of the event and will serve as a fantastic opportunity for the Toffees to test the waters against serious opponents ahead of the upcoming Premier League challenges.
The new head coach Marco Silva was satisfied after the mid-week Bury tie even though Everton failed to see off the League One opposition on the occasion. The Portuguese manager was full of fords of praise for both Bury and his troops claiming it was just the competitive match his team needed after a demolishing 0-22 victory over Austrian amateur side Irdning earlier on.
Everton vs Lille: Head-to-head
Everton and Lille played each other in the group stage of Europa League back in 2014.
The French outfit did not score a single goal in two games back then.
The first match saw a goalless draw before the Toffees picked up a demolishing 3-0 victory at Goodison.
Everton vs Lille: Prediction
Oumar Niasse was the one who stole the show for Everton in the mentioned 1-1 draw to Bury. He scored the second-half equalizer after previously hitting the woodwork on three occasions. Silva’s men did create up front with a decent build-up play between their stars and we are quite exciting to see such an attractive style at the start of the new Premier League season.
We expect Silva to split minutes between his main stars in matches with Lille and Porto (on the very following day), but there are no doubt result will matter here. The good news for Silva is that his men should be able to break their rivals easily as Lille will come into this off the back of a tough 2-4 defeat to Reims on Saturday.
Chris Galtier’s men will be under a huge pressure from the inspiring attacking line of Everton’s and we have to stick to the Merseyside side to grab the victory as the main betting suggestion. Braver tipsters can even go with Everton to win by two or more goals difference.
Everton vs Lille: Bet Tips
Everton to win
Everton -1.5 handicap.