Betting tips – Everton vs Watford – Premier League
At first view, I can say that Everton will have an easy mission Saturday afternoon from 15:00, considering that they will face Watford, a new promoted side. Anyway, the toffees did not impress this summer, winning only three of their last friendlies. The four others game ended with a draw and three defeats. I have to say that Everton faced some important names like Arsenal (1-3), Stoke (0-0), Leeds (0-2) and Villarreal (1-2) and they have also rotated the squad a lot, especially against weaker teams.
- Everton finished on the 11th place last season, failing to qualify for european cups and having a very bad campaign. Now they hope for a better one this season.
- When it comes about home games, the hosts had 7W – 7D – 5L in the last campaign, the defense being their strongest point at Goodison Park.
- I expect to see a 4-2-3-1 formation from the toffees, with Lukaku the main striker without a doubt.
Everton probable lineup ($-2-3-1): Howard – Coleman, Stones, Jagielka, Baines – Barry, McCarthy – Mirallas, Cleverley, Osman – Lukaku.
Watford are back in the first league after they finished second in the England Championship last season, with 89 points, only one behind Bournemouth. Watford had a fabulous attack last campaign, scoring no fewer than 91 goals in 46 fixtures and the defence was also a strong one, with 50 goals conceded in 46 matches. The guests were very active this summer too, playing six friendlies. They started very well, with three wins and a draw in the first four games, but after that they lost the next two matches, 1-2 vs Cardiff and 0-1 vs Sevilla, a much stronger side without a doubt.
- If we talk about away games, Watford ticked seven wins and two draws in their previous nine competitive trips.
- Watford lost both trips at Goodison Park since 2000, 2-4 in April 2000 and 1-2 in August 2006.
- I’m really curios too see who will play as a left back in the probably formation, 4-2-3-1 in my opinion.
Watford probable lineup (4-2-3-1): Gomes – Paredes, Angella, Prodl, ? – Watson, Capoue – Abdi, Vydra, Anya – Deeney.