After kicking off their 2020-21 campaign in style, Everton will extend their current form this weekend against side West Brom. The match schedules for Saturday at Goodison Park with kickoff at 2:30 pm.
Everton made a triumphant 1-0 win over side Tottenham in the opening fixture. Things were unfortunate for West Brom after their promotion to the England top flight with a 3-0 loss to Leicester City.
Two penalties from Jamie Vardy and an early goal from new signing Castagne were enough to secure a win. It was an unfortunate end game with two VAR positions coming into play.
The weekend trip for the Baggies to Goodison Park is a chance for Slaven Bilic to prove the worthiness of his side. Bilic remains with the task of securing the poor defensive form for the side that led to two penalties last weekend.
Everton enjoyed an excellent opening fixture with the resurgence of James Rodriguez coming in full display. The Colombian international was instrumental for the side register five open chances, which is more than any other player in the league since Alexis Sanchez.
A thundering header by Calvert Lewin was enough to seal off the win. Richarlison missed several clear cut chances that could have put the game to rest. Ancelotti will be happy with the current form of his camp.
Everton vs. West Brom Head to Head
Both sides have 20 games against each other, with Everton taking home ten wins while West Brom with four wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Everton 3-0 Salford City
Tottenham 0-1 Everton
Everton 2-0 Preston North End
Blackpool 3-3 Everton
Everton 1-3 Bournemouth
West Brom 3-0 Harrogate Town
West Brom 0-3 Leicester City
Brighton 0-0 West Brom
West Brom 2-2 QPR
Huddersfield Town 2-1 West Brom
Everton Team News
Defensive woes continue becoming a worry for Ancelotti with Keane and Mina, the only fully-fit center backs at the camp. Mason Holgate and Braithwaite remain ruled out of the match with respective injuries.
West Brom Team News
After making a recovery, Conor Townsend sets to make his debut in the Premier League this weekend. Kieran Gibbs remains on the sidelines with precautions over a possible injury scare this weekend.
Prediction and Odds
Everton has a high firing power over their opponents if the opening fixtures are anything to go by.
Goals Under 2.5
Away: No Score