Premier League pacesetters Everton will be looking to overcome a disappointing loss on the road this weekend. The side travels to St. James Park this weekend to take on Newcastle. The match schedules for Sunday with kickoff at 5 pm.
The Toffees tasted their first defeat of the season in a 2-0 loss to side Southampton. On the same day, the Magpies drew 1-1 with side Wolverhampton. Both sides will be looking to recover from somewhat disappointing results last weekend.
It was a night to forget for Carlo Ancelotti, who saw Ralph Hassenhult outclass him in the match. It was another loss as left-back Lucas Digne saw a red card. New sensation James Rodriguez, who was once declared fit, got injured during the match and remained unavailable for the Sunday clash.
Everton currently has conceded at least twice in four of their five Premier League games. More questions continue to linger over Jordan Pickford. Last weekend saw the first time their attacking threat bore no fruits. Some could blame the missing of Richarlison, who is also out with a three-match ban.
Newcastle made a last-minute rescue against Wolves last weekend that saw both sides share their spoils. It also saw the Jacob Murphy feature for the first game of the Premier League since December 2018. He made the moment of the night by equalizing an 89th-minute freekick.
Newcastle vs. Everton Head to Head
Both sides have 25 games against each other, with Newcastle taking home six wins while Everton with 13 wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Wolves 1-1 Newcastle
Newcastle 1-4 Manchester United
Newcastle 3-1 Burnley
Newport County 1-1 Newcastle United
Tottenham 1-1 Newcastle
Southampton 2-0 Everton
Everton 2-2 Liverpool
Everton 4-2 Brighton
Toffees 4-1 West Ham
Crystal Palace 2-1 Everton
Newcastle United Team News
After coming off limping against their clash with Wolves, Captain Jammal Lascelles doubts their clash. Injury boost for Steve Bruce includes the availability of Sean Longstaff, Isaac Hayden, and Matty Longstaff. Ryan Fraser and Almiron will have higher positions on the pitch.
Everton Team News
Two new suspensions for the match include Lucas Digne and Richarlison. James Rodriguez is out of the match but will be available for their visit to Manchester United. The absence of Seaman Coleman could see the return of Jonjoe Kenny.
Prediction and Odds
We expect an intense encounter for both sides, with all sides proving to be vulnerable to their defensive structure.
Both Teams to Score
Goals Over 2.5