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Everton vs Lyon, Arsenal: Writer Prediction League

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Confidence is at an all-time low

Brighton and Hove Albion v Everton - Premier League Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images

As has been the case with a lot of things this season, Everton has taken the fun out of making predictions.

The club was poor again last week, this time against newly-promoted Brighton and Hove Albion — managing a lucky 1-1 draw to bring its Premier League points total to eight.

The saddest part? Five of our 12 writers predicted a result this disappointing! So, as you might guess, the predictions for what could be a season-defining week against Lyon and Arsenal are extraordinarily bleak.

But before we get into that, let’s review the predictions from the BHA match.

BHA Predictions

Writer First Scorer Everton MOTM Winner Score Points
Writer First Scorer Everton MOTM Winner Score Points
Adam Calvert-Lewin Calvert-Lewin Everton 1-0 0
Brian F. Calvert-Lewin Calvert-Lewin Draw 1-1 4
Brian L. Calvert-Lewin Sigurdsson Everton 2-1 0
Callum Gross Calvert-Lewin BHA 2-0 0
Calvin Knockaert Vlasic BHA 2-1 2
Chris Sigurdsson Sigurdsson Draw 1-1 4
Matt Gross Calvert-Lewin Draw 1-1 4
Mike Calvert-Lewin Calvert-Lewin Everton 2-0 0
Sean Sigurdsson Gueye Everton 1-0 0
Tom Sigurdsson Sigurdsson Everton 2-0 0
Tyler Sigurdsson Sigurdsson Everton 2-0 0
Zach Calvert-Lewin Calvert-Lewin Everton 2-0 0

Three writers got both the result and score right, picking up four points. Calvin picked both the first scorer and Everton MOTM correct, keeping his hot start to the season alive. That hot start has Calvin atop the prediction league table after eight weeks.

Prediction League Standings

Writer Points
Writer Points
Mike 79
Calvin 75
Brian F. 56
Matt 55
Brian L. 54
Sean 54
Chris 52
Adam 50
Tyler 49
Zach 49
Tom 46

Calvin continues to comfortably lead the group, with Mike as the closest competitor. Brian F. and Matt’s strong week helped push them into the top half as well, but we’ve all got a ways to go before we can realistically challenge Calvin.

We might struggle to start closing that gap this week, because we’ve pretty unanimously predicted doom and gloom for the Toffees this week. Our picks for the Lyon and Arsenal matches are below.

Lyon Predictions

Writer First Scorer Everton MOTM Winner Score Points
Writer First Scorer Everton MOTM Winner Score Points
Adam Fekir Davies Lyon 2-0 3
Brian F. Depay Pickford Lyon 2-0 2
Brian L. Fekir Davies Lyon 2-0 3
Callum Traore Vlasic Draw 1-1 0
Calvin Calvert-Lewin Vlasic Lyon 2-1 4
Chris Traore Pickford Lyon 3-1 2
Matt Fekir Gueye Lyon 3-0 3
Mike Fekir Pickford Lyon 2-0 3
Sean Depay Davies Everton 2-1 0
Tom Sigurdsson Calvert-Lewin Draw 1-1 0
Tyler Traore Pickford Draw 1-1 0
Zach Fekir Sigurdsson Draw 1-1 2

Arsenal Predictions

Writer First Scorer Everton MOTM Winner Score Points
Writer First Scorer Everton MOTM Winner Score Points
Adam Lacazette Vlasic Arsenal 2-0 2
Brian F. Giroud Gueye Arsenal 2-0 2
Brian L. Sigurdsson Sigurdsson Draw 1-1 0
Callum Welbeck Calvert-Lewin Arsenal 1-0 2
Calvin Sanchez Rooney Arsenal 2-1 2
Chris Giroud Gueye Arsenal 2-0 2
Matt Sigurdsson Sigurdsson Everton 1-0 0
Mike Lacazette Pickford Arsenal 2-0 3
Sean Lacazette Keane Arsenal 2-0 2
Tom Rooney Jagielka Arsenal 2-1 2
Tyler Sanchez Calvert-Lewin Arsenal 2-0 3
Zach Niasse Niasse Everton 1-0 0

Only one writer has Everton getting three points from the essentially must-win match against Lyon on Thursday, while two have Everton clawing out a victory against Arsenal at Goodison Park on Sunday.

The Everton man of the match predictions for both games are pretty varied — perhaps a reflection of the players’ inability to set themselves apart.