Premier League returned last week with lots of thrills and spins. Another game week beckons upon us with some more thrills and spins. The first match of the week takes place between Everton and West Brom at Goodison Park in an early Saturday kickoff at 17:00 IST.
Ballabol brings to you Everton vs West Brom Preview below, will Everton win another match in a row or will West Brom open their account in this Premier League season, we shall find that below.
Everton sent a huge statement of intent by securing a victory over Tottenham on 13th September 2020. It wasn’t just a victory but a demolition of Jose Mourinho’s team at their home stadium. If Richarlison finished as per his ability, Everton could have scored at least 3 goals that evening. Allan, Doucoure, and James all had great games and signified the difference they will bring to this Everton side this season.
Everton won no games at home last season against Newly Promoted Teams and will want to change that this season. They only acquired 8 wins at home last season out of possible 19 and need to change that record if they want to break into the top 7 in the League. With getting a midweek win against Salford in the Carabao Cup, confidence is high in the Everton camp.
All optimism of promotion was drained from West Brom with a reality check against Leicester City last Gameweek. They did play well and tried to take the game to Leicester City but still came short 3 goals to none on the day. It would have shown the difference in the division to Bilic’s side and the struggle they will need to overcome for survival in the League this season.
West Brom has confirmed the signing of Ivanovic this week and as per reports, they are close to securing a loan move for Chelsea’s promising young midfielder Conor Gallagher. They did secure a Carabao Cup victory against Harrogate Town in Mid-week to move towards the next round. With another tough encounter on the way, Bilic will want to secure at least a draw this Gameweek against Everton.
Both sides do not have any fresh concerns as regards to injury problem. It is probable they will maintain the same sides that took the field last week in their respective encounters.
I expect both sides to line up in the same way they did the previous game week. Everton will want to maintain the cohesion of the side that overcame Tottenham the previous week. West Brom on the other hand will want to maintain defensive solidarity and will line up the way they did last week.
Everton vs West Brom H2H:
Wins for Everton: 69
Wins for West Brom: 59
Previous 4 Encounters:
Everton vs West Brom 1-1
West Brom vs Everton 0-0
Everton vs West Brom 3-0
West Brom vs Everton 1-2
Everton has only won 1 of the previous 5 encounters at Goodison Park when they have faced off against West Brom.
Newly Promoted teams have always troubled Everton. In the past 5 seasons, Everton has only acquired 15 wins out of possible 30 against them.
They have won 10 out of 15 at home against Newly Promoted teams but they did not acquire any win against newly-promoted teams at Home last season.
Everton 2-0 West Brom
Lack of Goals will be an Achilles heel for West Brom side this season. Goals could be a rarity for them this season and it’s tough to see them finding the net at Goodison Park against a defensively well structured Everton side. Everton might not find too many spaces as they did against Tottenham. In this encounter, Everton will be the side to be on the front foot and will need to be patient to break West Brom side down and in my opinion, With players like Calvert Lewin, Richarlison and James in attack, Everton will find the breakthrough and keep striving above in the table.
This was our Everton vs West Brom Preview.
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