Newcastle United and Everton meet at St. James’ Park, in a match for the 7th round of the Premier League. The record of direct confrontations at this stadium is favorable to the visiting team, which in the last 4 matches won 3 and lost 1. Indeed, the last time these two teams met at this stadium was on 28-12-2019, in a match for the Premier League that ended with Everton’s victory by (1‑2). The goals of the match were scored by F. Schär (56 ‘), for Newcastle United, and D. Calvert ‑ Lewin (13’ e 64 ‘), by Everton. Particular attention is needed for the home / away condition, as both teams present significantly different results at home and away.
Newcastle United :
The home team is currently in 14th position, with 8 points won, after 2 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost at home to Manchester United by (1‑4). In the last match, they tied in an away match against Wolverhampton Wanderers, by (1‑1). This is a team that curiously has been stronger as a visitor than in their home games, since in the last 30 games they have registered 5 wins, 5 draws and 5 losses as a visitor; against 5 victories, 4 draws and 6 defeats in his stadium. In the last 10 home matches for all competitions, Newcastle United won 4, drew 1 and lost 5. Their defense has not been very strong, since they have conceded goals in 5 of the last 6 matches, but their attack has scored regularly, as they have scored goals in 5 of the last 6 matches for this competition. In 9 games, they suffered the first goal 4 times and only managed 1 comeback. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 5 home matches for all competitions: they have conceded 4 of their 8 goals between minutes (76’ ‑ 90 ‘).
Newcastle start this game with a 1-1 draw, traveling to the Wolverhampton field, thus adding the second consecutive game without winning in this English championship: the only goal of the team was signed by Jacob Murphy. In this home game, coach Steve Bruce is expected to play at 5-3-2 favoring defensive organization and counterattacks through the hallways. Miguel Almirón is the great organizer of the offensive process, who is very strong in the pass. Callum Wilson is this team’s top scorer with 4 goals scored. For this game, the coach will not have Ciaran Clark, Paul Dummett, Matty Longstaff, Martin Dubravka, Matt Ritchie, Dwight Gayle and Jonjo Shelvey, players who are recovering from an injury.
After 4 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss, the visiting team is currently in 1st position, with 13 points won. In their last match, they lost to Southampton in an away match by (2‑0), after in the previous match having drawn at home, in a match against Liverpool, by (2‑2). This is a stronger team with the support of its fans, since in the last 30 games it has registered 6 victories, 2 draws and 7 losses as a visitor, with 20 goals scored and 25 suffered; against 8 victories, 6 draws and 1 defeat in his stadium, with 32 goals scored and 17 suffered. In the last 10 away matches for all competitions, Everton won 5, drew 1 and lost 4. Their defense has not been very strong, since they have conceded goals in 5 of the last 6 matches, but their attack has scored with consistency, since they have scored goals in 5 of the last 6 matches for this competition.
Everton come into this match with a 2-0 loss on the road trip to Southampton, marking the second straight match without a win in the Premier League. In this game against Newcastle, coach Carlo Ancelotti must adopt a strategy similar to that of the last game, that is, 4-3-3, prioritizing maintaining possession of the ball and organized attacks: Gylfi Sigurdsson is the main party organizer. On the other hand, Dominic Calvert-Lewin is the great scorer of the Everton team with 7 goals scored. For this match the Italian man cannot count on Richarlison and Lucas Digne, both punished, as well as Jonjoe Kenny, Jarrad Branthwaite, Mason Holgate, Jean-Philippe Gbamin, Cenk Tosun and Coleman, these with physical problems.