Are The Toffees to add another three points?

Last updated: November 16, 2015 by Leon Marshal

Game details

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Kick-off: Saturday, 3pm
Venue: Goodison Park
Coverage: Sky Sports 1, BBC 5 Live
Home form: DWWLL
Away form: DLLLL
Last season: 3-0
Competition: The Premier League

Aston Villa delivered a great performance for their new manager’s first match and finished with a draw against the Premiership leaders – Manchester City. In addition, The Lions played well in defence and didn’t concede a goal. This is the first time, in their last 11 Premier League matches, they have kept a clean sheet. After the game, Remi Garde “said that there is a lot of work in front of the team, in order for the players to regain their confidence, because if you are a footballer and you have lost 10 games in a row – you don’t feel comfortable with yourself.”

The Toffees had a very difficult match against West Ham in the last round and they eventually won a point. Romelu Lukaku was again the key player for Everton and he scored against The Hammers. That was his seventh goal in The Premier League campaign. Everton’s manager Roberto Martinez hopes his striker will show what he can do against The Villains on Saturday.

If we take a look back in history, we can see that both teams have been very level and there has been 49 draws in 175 games. Aston Villa have won 65 matches. The Toffees have recorded 61 victories.

Team News

Everton’s captain Leighton Baines has finally returned to full training and is now available for the match against Aston Villa.

Phil Jagielka is suffering from a knee injury and is expected to be fit after a month. Bryan Oviedo is doubtful for the match.

Ashley Westwood has received a head injury and won’t take part in the game. There is no exact date for his return to the pitch.

Gabriel Agbonlahor is injured again. This time, the forward is suffering from a calf muscle strain and can’t be used by Remi Garde.

Quotes of the week

Roberto Martinez Roberto Martinez (Everton) : “You never get value for money, first and foremost, and you will not get players you have been following for a long time.”

Remi Garde Remi Garde (Aston Villa) : “My job is concentrate on where the strengths within the club are and to focus on that and try to do it better for the team.”

Expected line-ups:

Everton (4-2-3-1): Howard, Stones, Baines, Galloway, Ramiro Mori, Barry, McCarthy, Deulofeu, Barkley, Kone, Lukaku.
Subs Robles, Naismith, Gibson, Osman, McGeady, Cleverley, Mirallas.
Injured: Pienaar, Hibbert, Besic, Jagielka.
Doubtful: Oviedo
Not available:
Aston Villa (4-2-3-1): Guzan, Hutton, Richardson, Clark, Lescott, Bacuna, Veretout, Sinclair, N’Zogbia, Ayew, Charles Gil.
Subs Grealish, Jose Crespo, Gestede, Sanchez, Amavi, Lescott, Bunn.
Injured: Agbonlahor, Westwood
Not available:

Key Battle

barkley Barkley this season
Games Minutes Goals Shots per game Assists MotM Yellows Reds
12 1080 3 2,9 3 1 2 0
scott sinclair on the field Sinclair this season
Games Minutes Goals Shots per game Assists MotM Yellows Reds
9 674 2 0,9 0 0 0 0

So far this season

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Everton this season Aston Villa this season
9 League Position 20
2 (2) (at home) Wins (away) 0 (1)
6-2 vs. Sunderland Biggest win 1-0 vs. Bournemouth
2 (3) (at home) Draws (away) 2 (0)
2 (1) (at home) Losses (away) 4 (5)
0-3 to Manchester United Biggest Defeat 1-3 to Tottenham
Lukaku (7) Top scorer Gestede (3)
Deulofeu (5) Assist Leader Agbonlahor, Amavi (2)
Y21, R2 Discipline Y24, R0
4 Failures to score 5
3 Clean Sheets 2
7 Both Teams to Score Games 6
7 Over 2.5 Games 6
6 Under 2.5 Games 7
  • Aston Villa won the last match between these two teams. The final score was 3-2, Benteke scored twice for The Villains. The winning goal was scored by Cleverley in the 64th minute, who is now an Everton player.
  • The Villains have lost in 6 consecutive away Premier League matches. Their only away victory was against Bournemouth on the opening day.
  • Aston Villa has conceded at least two goals in their net in their last 6 away games. It is very likely this patten will be continued.
  • Everton have scored 12 goals in 6 home matches this season. The Toffees have recorded 2 victories, 2 draws and 2 defeats at The Goodison Park Stadium.

Head to Head

Last 5 meetings between the two sides
Date Competition Game Result First Goal-scorer
02/05/15 The Premier League Aston Villa 3-2 Everton C. Benteke 10′
18/10/14 The Premier League Everton 3-0 Aston Villa P. Jagielka 18′
01/02/14 The Premier League Everton 2-1 Aston Villa Bacuna 34′
26/10/13 The Premier League Aston Villa 0-2 Everton Lukaku 68′
02/02/13 The Premier League Everton 3-3 Aston Villa C. Benteke 2′