Everton are catching Newcastle United at the wrong time here. The Magpies are on a tear, having won four straight Premier League matches by a combined score of 8-2, including victories over Arsenal and Leicester City.
The Toffees, on the other hand, are playing like a team that’s afraid to lose, leading to draws the last two times out against Swansea City and Liverpool. In a match at home against a team at the same point in the table as them, fans will want more positive tactics from Sam Allardyce’s men. Will that happen? It seems unlikely.
Recent history is on Everton’s side. The Blues have won four consecutive matchups between these two clubs and eight of the last 10 meetings. Most recently, Everton took all three points back in December at St. James’ Park thanks to a 27th minute goal from Wayne Rooney.
Date and start time: Monday, April 23rd at 12 p.m. PT / 3 p.m ET / 8 p.m. BST
Stadium: Goodison Park, Liverpool, England
Weather: 53°F/12°C, showers, 46% chance of precipitation, 15 mph winds
How to Watch/Listen
TV: NBCSN - United States; Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League - United Kingdom
Radio: Everton Match Centre, TalkSport Radio 2, SiriusXM FC, BBC Radio 5
Live stream: NBC Sports Live, fuboTV, NOW TV, Sky GO
Gamethread: Comments section below starting one hour before game time
Starting XI: Pickford, Coleman, Keane, Jagielka, Baines; Schneiderlin, Gueye, Rooney; Walcott, Tosun, Bolasie
Subs: Robles, Martina, Funes Mori, Baningime, Davies, Calvert-Lewin, Niasse
Starting XI: Dubravka, Yedlin, Lascelles, Lejeune, Dummett; Ritchie, Shelvey, Diame, Kenedy; Perez, Slimani
Subs: Darlow, Clark, Manquillo, Hayden, Murphy, Gayle