Everton vs Stoke City: Preview and Prediction

Everton vs Stoke City English Premier League Match Preview

Everton vs Stoke City
English Premier League.
Date: Saturday, 27 August, 2016,
Kick-off: 15:00 UK.
Venue: Goodison Park (Liverpool).

Everton will welcome Stoke City at Goodison Park on Saturday evening, with Ronald Koeman aiming for his first EPL home win as Everton manager.

The Toffees have kicked of the season with a good performance, they have earned 4 points from their last 2 games. They defeated the Baggies 2-1 last week away at Hawthorns. Gareth McAuley handed the Baggies the lead with a header, but Kevin Mirallas equalised on the stroke of halftime. Later Gareth Barry headed in the winning goal for the toffees. They now hope for another win to hand Koeman his first Premier League win at Goodison Park having drawn the opening game there.

Stoke are among the teams with difficult start this season, they have just 1 point after two games. They drew 1-1 against Boro on the opening day, but lost at home to Manchester City last week. Braces from Nolito and Aguero handed stoke their first home defeat, although Bojan scored one from the spot but it wasnt enough to avoid defeat.

Everton: Team News

Seamus Coleman and Mo Besic are both sidelined due to injury, while Romelu Lukaku is fully fit to start.

Stoke City: Team News

Mark Hughes will be without Jack Butland, Xerdan Shaqiri and Glen Johnson as they are on injury. Also Stephen Ireland and Ibrahim Afellay are still on long term injury

Everton vs Stoke City: Head to Head Statistics

Both teams have come a long way, they have played 93 games in the past. Everton have won 38 games, while Stoke City have won 28 games. At home, Everton have won 28 games against Stoke City and lost 10.

Everton vs Stoke City: Prediction

The Toffees look more informed than Stoke, they have started he season well and are the favourites in this fixture. Nevertheless, both teams were victorious in the League game on Tuesday. The two teams enjoyed a 4-0 victory each against their opponents.

I predict another win for the Toffees, but I expect the two teams to score

Everton vs Stoke City:  Betting Tips

1. Everton win
2. Everton win and both teams to score
3. HT win for Everton

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