Everton vs Swansea
England Premier League.
Date: Saturday, 19th November 2016,
Kick-off at 15:00 UK.
Venue: Goodison Park, Liverpool.
Everton were thrashed 5-0 by Chelsea in their last Premier League fixture. The defeat is their second inside three matches, which also left them with 1 win from the last 6. The team under Ronald Koeman made a good start to the season by picking up 4 wins and a draw from their first five matches. Now it seems like the good work at the beginning is completely undone. They are currently 7th in the league table with 18 points.
Swansea are fast becoming one of the favourite relegation candidate for many bookmakers and football experts alike. You cannot fault those opinions, if anyone has watched the 3-1 defeat at home against Manchester United, one might agree with them. The Swans are currently 19th in the standings with 5 points and haven’t registered a win since the 2-1 win against Burnley on matchday 1. Their last 10 have produced 2 draws and 8 defeats.
Everton vs Swansea: Head-to-head stats
Swansea are unbeaten in the last five matches in all competitions against Everton. They defeated Everton 2-0 at the Goodison Park, while the first leg fixture at Liberty Stadium ended in a goal-less draw.
However, Everton’s overall home record against Swansea is better as they have picked up 3 wins and 2 draws with a lone defeat from the last 6 matches in all competitions.
Everton vs Swansea: Prediction
Everton will back themselves up in front of their home crowd despite the slip in form in recent weeks. The Goodison Park Blues are unbeaten at home in the league this season and have collected 3 wins and 2 draws in the 5 fixtures so far. They do have some injury concerns with at least 7 players currently sidelined with injuries or fitness issues.
Swansea have hardly produced any signs of improvements despite a change in manager. Bob Bradley, the former United States boss have already suffered 3 defeats in the 4 matches he has been in control so far. A sudden change in fortunes is least expected here, especially when Goodison Park is a fortress for Everton.
Everton vs Swansea: Bet Tips
Everton to win at 1.60 (3/5)
Over 1.5 First-Half goals at 2.55 (17/11).