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Everton vs Watford: 10 key stats

Everton host Watford in their final home game of the season

Swansea City v Everton - Premier League Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images

Everton host Watford at Goodison Park on Friday looking to end their home season with a victory.

With Europa League football already secured Ronald Koeman’s men have been limping to the finish line, going three games without a win.

The clash against the Hornets offers ample opportunity to rectify that though with Walter Mazzarri’s team also having nothing but pride left to play for.

Teams

  • Everton have only faced Watford three times at Goodison Park in the Premier League era. Luckily their unbeaten in those games.
  • The goal tally is in their favour as well, with them scoring eight and conceding five in those three games.
  • In fact, the Blues have never lost to Watford at home in all competitions. Their record stands at eight wins and one draw so far.
  • If Everton do win this game it will be their 13th victory at home this season, the same they managed in the previous two campaigns combined.
  • The two managers have only met each other once and that was earlier this season. Mazzarri was the winner that time around as Watford won 3-2.
Everton v Burnley - Premier League Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images

Players

  • Heurelho Gomes has faced Everton 12 times in his career but only managed three wins. Only Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United have put more past him.
  • Ashley Williams will be hoping to continue his strong record against Watford, having beaten them four times in nine appearances.
  • In contrast, Younes Kaboul will want to keep up his good form against Everton. He has five wins in nine against the Blues.
  • If he plays, Morgan Schneiderlin will be aiming to continue a perfect record against the Hornets. He’s played against them four times in all competitions and won all four of them.
  • Finally, Romelu Lukaku could be featuring in his final home game at Goodison Park should he leave this summer. He’ll be desperate for a goal, it would take him level with Alex Young in the all-time scoring charts.