Everton vs Middlesbrough: Preview and Prediction

Everton vs Middlesbrough
English Premier League.
Date: Saturday, 10 September, 2016,
Kick-off: 17:30 UK
Venue: Goodison Park, Liverpool.

Everton will look to continue their excellent start to the season when they welcome Middlesbrough to Goodison Park on Saturday.

Ronald Koeman’s men have had a positive start to the new season, they are unbeaten in all competitions this new season. Everton extended their winning streak to 4 in all competitions, as Romelu Lukaku grabbed a hat-trick. Everton waited till 60th minute for the Belgian unleashed terror on Sunderland at Stadium of light. They are now in 3rd position in the table with 10 points, 2 points adrift the leaders Manchester City.

Middlesbrough haven’t been bad, their performance have been as expected. Their first defeat came at home last weekend against Crystal Palace, as they were beaten 1-2. Christian Benteke opened the score for the Eagles in 16th minute, but Daniele Ayala drew the two teams level in 38th minute. Few minutes into the second half, Wilfred Zaha scored his first goal of the season to hand Pardew’s side a win. Boro sit 9th in the Premier League table with 5 points.

Everton: Team News

Tyias Browning and Mo Besic are out injured, while Cleverly and Gibson are doubts for the game.

Middlesbrough: Team News

Boro have 3 players on their injury list, James Husband, Fabio, Grant Leadbitter won’t be available for the game.

Everton vs Middlesbrough: Head to Head Statistics

Everyon have dominated their recent games against Middlesbrough, they have not lost against Middlesbrough since 2007. Everton have won 5 of their last 6 games against Boro, they have also kept clean sheets in 4 of their last 6 games. At home, Everton have won 39 games against Boro, they have lost only 6 times.

Everton vs Middlesbrough: Prediction

Everton are the favourites in this game, they have been solid this season and are ready to grab another win. Everton have not won 5 games straight in all competitions since April 2014 and they have a perfect opportunity to break this jinx on Saturday. They are currently on a 5 match unbeaten run and a 4-game winning streak in all competitions. Furthermore, Everton have kept clean sheets in their last 3 games.

The Goodison Park Blues must win this one comfortably and also these are the kind of matches that count if they are to finish strong in this season’s Premier League table.

Everton vs Middlesbrough: Bet Tips

Everton to win at 1.65 (13/20)
Everton to keep a clean sheet at 2.20 (6/5).

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