Everton will be looking to return to winning ways in the Premier League when they welcome Burnley this weekend. The match schedules for Saturday at Goodison Park, with kickoff at 8:30 pm.
Both sides failed to register wins in London last weekend, with the Toffees losing to Chelsea – their first away defeat in the league since November – and the Clarets claiming their fifth successive home draw, this time against Arsenal.
Carlo Ancelotti’s hopes of getting Champions League football to Goodison Park remains intact. Despite their recent 2-0 loss to top-four rivals, Chelsea, at the Stamford Bridge on Monday night.
An own goal from Ben Godfrey and a penalty converted by Jorginho on either side of the half time helped Thomas Tuchel’s side claim another victory. The loss ended the Toffees winning run of eight league matches on the road without a defeat.
Everton is currently sixth on the table; four points adrift of the Champions League places with a game in hand on Chelsea, Leicester City and Manchester United. Despite their last defeat to Chelsea, the Meyerside boast of the fourth-best away record.
Burnley suffered their fourth successive match against a top-10 side this weekend, and despite failing to win any of their previous games, Sean Dyche picked up two points against Leicester City and Arsenal. The side has seven draws in their home matches at Turf Moor.
Everton vs Burnley Head to Head
Both sides have 13 games against each other, with Everton taking home seven wins while Burnley with five wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Chelsea 2-0 Everton
West Brom 0-1 Everton
Everton 1-0 Southampton
Liverpool 0-2 Everton
Everton 1-3 Manchester City
Burnley 1-1 Arsenal
Burnley 1-1 Leicester City
Tottenham 4-0 Burnley
Burnley 0-0 West Brom
Burnley 1-1 Fulham
Everton Team News
The home side quartet Yerry Mina, Fabian Delph, Abdoulaye Doucore and Jean-Phillippe Gbamin are all unavailable through injury. There also doubts over the availability of James Rodriguez and Robin Olsen. Ancelotti might decide to revert to a back four defence with Alex Iwobi as a wing-back.
Burnley Team News
Ashley Barnes – who scored the winning goal the last time the Clarets played on Meyerside, beating Liverpool at Anfield in January. Charlie Taylor and Jack Cork are both injury doubts awaiting the last assessments. Johann Berg, Robbie Brady and Matej Brady recovered from their injuries.
Prediction and Odds
Everton proved their top-four credentials in recent weeks, and their opponents are struggling to find their consistency.
Goals Under 2.5
Away: No Score