Two teams looking to bounce back from the EFL Cup exits look horns this week as Everton takes on Norwich City at the Premier League. The match schedules for Saturday afternoon at Goodison Park, with kickoff at 5 pm.
Everton comes off another disappointing midweek defeat following their exit from the EFL Cup against Queen Park Rangers. On the other hand, Norwich City suffered a 3-0 defeat at Anfield to exit the EFL Cup.
Twice Everton found themselves behind in the EFL Cup against Queens Park Rangers and responded with two goals from Charlie Austin.
However, once all three legs were decided on penalties, Lucas Digne recorded a successful save while Andros Townsend missed his attempt putting them through to the next round of competition.
With injuries to Richarlison, Pickford, and Calvert-Lewin, it is up to Townsend and Demarai Gray who will have the task of providing Everton with attacking inspiration. They mustn’t slip down any more rankings if their goal is still lofty aspirations at this point.
Everton has been a tough place to beat in the past, but on their most recent trip there in November 2019, they left with only one goal for themselves.
The Canaries will be aiming high as they go back again this weekend – netting more than ever. Their winless streak by Farke will come to an end at some point.
Everton vs. Norwich City Head to Head
Both sides have 12 games against each other, with Everton taking three wins while Norwich City taking three wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
- QPR 2-2 Everton
- Aston Villa 3-0 Everton
- Everton 3-1 Burnley
- Brighton 0-2 Everton
- Huddersfield 1-2 Everton
- Norwich City 0-3 Liverpool
- Norwich City 1-3 Watford
- Arsenal 1-0 Norwich City
- Norwich City 1-2 Leicester City
- Norwich City 6-0 Bournemouth
Everton Team News
Rafael Benitez contends without the services of Jordan Pickford, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, and Richarlison. Seamus Coleman looks unlikely to feature until the end of the month. Both Andre Gomez and Lucas Digne will shake off calf tweaks picked up during the EFL Cup to starting XI.
Norwich City Team News
Todd Cantwell welcomes back to the lineup after missing their midweek fixture due to personal reasons. Brandon Williams will join Max Aarons in operating as full-backs.
Prediction and Odds
Benitez will be keen on regaining their form after two disappointing results thus, we envisage a win this Saturday.
- Everton Win
- Double Chance
- Goals Under 2.5