Newcastle United vs Everton
English Premier League
Date: 28 December 2019, Saturday.
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 Central European Time
Venue: St. James Park.
Carlo Ancelotti looks to build on a positive return to Premier League when he travels with Everton for a tricky fixture at Newcastle.
Newcastle United vs Everton Match Preview
A solitary second half from Dominic Calvert-Lewin was enough for Everton to bag a solid win against a resilient Burnley side on a two-match winning streak by the similar margin.
Duncan Ferguson stabilized the ship at Goodison Park and the team picked 5 points from the previous three before Ancelotti took charge on Boxing day.
Everton are now on a four-match unbeaten run in the Premier League (2W, 2D) and look to extend the run at a ground they had some success in recent seasons.
Newcastle United were humbled at Old Trafford in the 1-4 defeat on Boxing Day, despite taking an early lead. Yet, they will be on a positive mood for Saturday’s clash with St. James Park turning out to their fortress this season.
Since the narrow 0-1 defeat to Arsenal on matchday 1, the Magpies picked points in every home game (4W, 4D); including a stalemate against Man City and narrow 1-0 win against United.
It is evident that Newcastle are a tough nut to crack at their own backyard and it remained to be seen if Everton can end this streak with their new found confidence.
Newcastle United vs Everton Head-to-head Stats (h2h)
Everton dominated this h2h fixture in recent times before Newcastle bagged a 3-2 win in the corresponding fixture at St. James Park in March after trailing 0-2 at half-time. The Toffees won 5 and drew 1 from the previous six meetings.
Eleven of their last 15 h2h meetings saw Over 2.5 goals, but only 8 of them saw both teams scoring.
Everton bagged 4 wins from their last 6 visits to St. James while losing the other 2.
Each of their last 8 h2h fixtures at St. James Park saw a winner, Everton the leader with 5 wins.
Newcastle United vs Everton Prediction
Steve Bruce’s men have been pretty consistent at home this season and they could prove a handful to Everton. Meantime, the h2h stat suggest that this is anybody’s game.
Literally, we cannot overlook Newcastle’s accolades at home this season and this is why we go for a double chance in favour of the hosts. It is true that Everton are an improved side since the dismissal of Marco Silva.
The visitors do have the service of an experienced coach in Ancelotti, however he had very little time to take a good look at the squad or perfect the tactics. It is hard to expect any drastic change from this team that struggled on the road this season.
Yet, we may see some flair from the visiting contingent and this is the reason why we expect goals at both ends. The teams could struggle to keep concentration levels up in the cold weather with fixtures coming in quick succession.
Newcastle United vs Everton Betting Tips
Double Chance – Newcastle or Draw @ 5/7 (1.71).
Both teams to Score @ 5/6 (1.83)
Correct Score: 1-1 @ 6/1 (7.00) odd.