Everton – Watford : Preview & Prediction
Everton and Watford meet at Goodison Park in a game of the 11th round of the Barclays Premier League. The record of direct confrontations of the last 3 years between the two teams could not be more balanced, since there were 2 draws and 1 victory for each team of the last 4 times that they met. The last direct confrontation between these two teams, on 05-05-2017, ended with Everton’s victory (1-0). It is necessary to analyze with special attention the home / outside condition, since Everton presents different results at home and abroad.
After 2 wins, 2 draws and 6 losses, the home team is in 18th place, having won 8 points. In the last match, they lost with Leicester City away by (2-0), after having lost at home in a game against Arsenal, by (2-5). This is a team affected by the home factor, the stronger when you play in front of your fans, since in the last 30 matches you have 3 wins, 4 draws and 8 defeats as a visitor, with 12 goals scored and 25 conceded, against 8 wins, 2 draws and 5 home defeats, with 24 goals scored and 22 conceded. The team arrives at this meeting after a defeat away with Lyon by (3-0). For the championship, Everton conquered 6 points in 15 chances, after 2 wins and 3 losses in the last 5 games that played in his stadium. The team conceded goals to their opponents in 9 of their last 10 games in this competition, so they have not been very strong defensively. In 10 games in this competition, he suffered the first goal 7 times and only got 1 turn on the scoreboard.
Everton have not made a good campaign in this year’s Premier League, and now they are back four rounds without a win, having accumulated three defeats in that period, scoring just three goals. In the last round, the team showed a lot of quality in the exchange of passes, had more possession of the ball and finished almost double the opponent’s times, but it was not efficient and ended up suffering the two goals of the defeat in the first stage. The poor defensive performance of this confrontation was not an exclusivity: the team owns the second worst defense of the competition, with an average of 2 goals conceded per game. However, the attack is also not doing its part, appearing among the five weakest. As principal, the club has not yet drawn, accumulating three defeats and two victories. For this game, the coach still can not count on Keane, who is injured.
After 4 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses, the visiting team is in 8th place, having won 15 points. In the last match, they lost with Stoke at home (0-1), after having lost in the last match in a game against Chelsea, (4-2). This is a team little affected by the home factor, that is, presents similar results at home and away, since in the last 30 games has 4 wins, 3 draws and 8 losses as a visitor, with a total of 17 goals scored and 26 conceded. Already inside the home, he won 5 wins, 4 draws and 6 losses, with a total of 16 goals scored and 25 conceded. In the championship, Watford had 10 points in 15 chances, after 3 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss in their last 5 away games. The team has conceded goals in 7 of their last 10 games, so they have not shown great defensive solidity, but their attack has been regular, as they managed to achieve in 7 of the last 10 games in this competition. In 10 games in this competition, he suffered the first goal 5 times and only got 1 turn on the scoreboard.
Watford had made a good campaign in the English Premier League to reach three consecutive victories as a visitor but now seems to have lost ground as they come from two consecutive defeats, a period in which they conceded five goals, which shows some inconsistency. defensive system. This sector has been, in fact, an obstacle for the team to reach better positions in the qualifying table, since it is among the five most leaked in the competition. In contrast, his attack has been giving the message, although in the house did not take the zero of the score in three of the five clashes. As a visitor, the team owns the fourth best campaign, and in this condition has one of the best attacks, contrasting greatly with their performance against their fans. Who has been gaining prominence in the club is the Belgian defender Kabasele.
Everton – Watford : Betting Tips
Everton – Win Odds: 2.25
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70