Everton FC take on Newcastle United at Goodison Park at 19:45 (GMT+1), looking for their first win since taking a point against Crystal Palace last time out. Kickoff time for this midweek clash is Thursday April 27th 2019.
Everton Struggle to Secure First Victory Since November Despite Numerical Disadvantage Against Crystal Palace
Everton have yet to secure their first victory since November after drawing goallessly with Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park despite an numerical disadvantage. Mason Holgate was dismissed with just over 10 minutes remaining after picking up two yellow cards, leaving Everton without one player for nearly 10 minutes before his departure was officially confirmed by referee Phil Dowson. Everton suffered another setback in their bid for Premier League survival as they fell from 17th to 18th place, dropping one position and having 28 points (6 wins, 10 draws and 16 losses). Now in need of their first victory since October 5, Everton must hope they can pick up three victories over the coming games to escape the bottom three and climb into safety. Everton’s chances of beating Newcastle, with their top defensive performance of 0.81 goals per game [0.75 GPG], seem slim given Everton’s poor attack in which only 24 goals have been scored over 32 Premier League matches [0.75 GPG]. However, they could secure an impressive league home double over Newcastle by winning just one out of six meetings with them [1W, 1D, 4L]. When this fixture took place two seasons ago. Although they’ve lost three consecutive midweek matches, Burnley are unbeaten in eight Premier League Thursday games since a defeat on New Year’s Day 2015 [4 Wins, 4 Draws and 0 Losses]. Sean Dyche will likely select a four-two three three one formation with Dominic-Calvert Lewin being at the head. Mason Holgate remains suspended due to a red card against Eagles.
Newcastle Shock Tottenham with 6-1 Rout, Spurs Refund Fans in Wake of Embarrassing Defeat; Newcastle Third with Same Points as Man United After 16 Matches.
Newcastle stunned Tottenham with an emphatic 6-1 home win on Sunday, prompting interim coach Cristian Stellini’s dismissal the following day. Tottenham players decided to financially compensate their travelling fans after an embarrassing defeat and refund them with money as part of a financial compensation policy. Newcastle are in third place with equal points as fourth-place Manchester United after 16W, 11D, and 4L across 16 Premier League matches played against Everton: four wins without a draw (won all five matches by this scoreline in 21 previous attempts; 4W, 5D, 12L in total). They’ve recently taken over four of these encounters as their own! Eddie Howe may use a 4–3–3 formation with Alexander Isak at the center of an attacking trio composed of Jacob Murphy and Joelinton in attack; Allan Saint-Maximin remains uncertain for this Thursday’s matchup.