Everton and West Bromwich Albion meet at Goodison Park, in a match for the 24 th round of the Premier League. The two teams tied (0-0), on 26-12-2017, in the previous match for this edition of the league. In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which records 2 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss in the last 5 matches. In fact, the last time these two teams played a match at this stadium was on 03-11-2017, in a match for the Premier League that ended with Everton’s victory by (3-0). The goals of the match were scored by K. Mirallas (39 ‘), M. Schneiderlin (45’) and R. Lukaku (82 ‘) for Everton. In this game the home factor may be decisive, since Everton presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor.
After 7 wins, 6 draws and 10 losses, the home team is currently in the 9 th position, with 27 points won. In the last match, they have lost in an away match against Tottenham Hotspur by (4-0), after in the previous match they have lost (0-2) at home, against Manchester United. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 2 wins, 4 draws and 9 losses in away matches, with 12 goals scored and 30 conceded; against 7 wins, 2 draws and 6 losses at their stadium, with 25 goals scored and 24 suffered. In the last 10 home league matches Everton has a record of 5 wins, 1 draw and 4 losses, so they have won 16 points out of 30 possible. In their home league matches the most frequent final result at halftime was 0-0 (5 out of 11 matches). In 23 matches in the competition, he suffered the first goal 15 times and only managed 3 comebacks. In the last 11 home matches for this competition there is 1 period that stands out: they have scored 6 of their 17 goals between minutes (61’-75 ‘).
Everton is going through a complicated phase in the Premier League, because it has not won 5 games, in which it has accumulated 2 draws and 3 losses, and it is looking for a recovery, since it is falling in the qualifying table and is every time further away from a place of access to European competitions next season. The team is characterized by a medium attack, which scored 25 goals and is the tenth best in the championship, while the defense has great weaknesses, because it suffered 38 goals and is the fifth worst, needing to improve both sectors. Everton has the seventh best campaign of the national championship, but does not win 2 games ago, in which they did not even score goals, needing to return to good performances against their fans. For the match against West Bromwich, coach Sam Allardyce will not be able to count on Keane, due to an injury, and with Gueye, suspended.
West Bromwich Albion:
After 3 wins, 10 draws and 10 losses, the away team is currently in the 19 th position of the league, with 19 points won. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against West Ham United, by (2-1). In the last match, they won in a home match against Brighton & Hove Albion, by (2-0). This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 3 wins, 4 draws and 8 losses in away matches, with 12 goals scored and 19 conceded; against 2 wins, 7 draws and 6 losses at their stadium, with 14 goals scored and 21 conceded. In the last 10 away league matches West Bromwich Albion has a record of 3 draws and 7 losses, so they have won 3 points out of 30 possible.
For this competition, they have not won any of the last 10 away matches. In their home league matches the most frequent final result at halftime was 0-0 (5 out of 11 matches). In their home matches there is a tendency for few goals, since 8 of the last 11 matches for this competition have ended with Under 2,5 goals. In 23 games in this tournament, he suffered the first goal 10 times and never got the comeback.
West Bromwich is campaigning well below expectations in the Premier League, as it is in the relegation zone, but managed to lock a series of 20 games without a win with a good win over Brighton on the last day and goes on Look for another 3 points to try to get out of the last positions. The visiting team presents serious problems in the offensive system, since it scored only 18 goals, being the third worst in the national championship, while the defense has been presented in a reasonable way, since it suffered 30 goals and is the eighth best. Playing away from home, as in this Saturday’s game, West Bromwich has the worst campaign in the entire Premier League, with only 1 win in 11 games, and it is important to underline that it is the team that scored the least in the condition of visitor, with only 6 goals in 11 games. For the duel against Everton, coach Alan Pardew goes to the field with the same eleven of the last day, when he achieved a good win and acted well, after several deplorable displays.
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