Everton vs Newcastle – stats and best bets – Thursday 17th March

Everton vs Newcastle

Everton

Scored – 28
Conceded – 47
Both teams scored – 13/26
Home games both teams scored – 6/13
over 2.5 goals – 15/26
Home games over 2.5 goals – 7/13
Corners – 4.12
Corners per home game – 5.08
Yellow cards – 2.12
Yellow cards per home game – 2.38

Newcastle

Scored – 32
Conceded – 48
Both teams scored – 18/28
Away games both teams scored – 8/14
over 2.5 goals – 13/28
Away games over 2.5 goals – 5/14
Corners – 4.46
Corners per Away game – 4.71
Yellow cards – 2.32
Yellow cards per Away game – 2.57

Everton have lost their last 4 league games in a row and find themselves just outside the relegation spaces, but only thanks to their goal difference as they are level on points with 18th placed Watford, and just 1 point above 19th placed Burnley. They have games in hand on a lot of teams around them, 3 games in hand on most of them, but the club will still be getting very concerned at the situation they find themselves in. If they are to survive this season they could do well to take a leaf out of their opponents today book. Newcastle just like Everton strengthened in January by bringing in reinforcements. Eddie Howe’s side went on a 9 game unbeaten run, winning 6 of those games and they look to have moved themselves clear of relegation trouble. One of those recent wins for Newcastle was actually a 3-1 home win against Everton back on the 8th February. On form Newcastle have to be favourites. I feel like a lot of fans still think Everton will be safe from relegation and we are almost just waiting for things to click for them and they will put together a few wins. You look at The Toffees squad and there is far to much quality in it for them to be getting relegated, but Everton have got a pretty tough run in this season and games like this are ones they need to be taking points from. Everton still have to play West Ham,Man United, Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal, which all look very tough games for them in their current form. They also have games against Brentford, Burnley, Watford and today against Newcastle, which are the type of games they will surely be targeting as their best opportunities for maximum points. The result here is tough to call, as you have to wonder at some point will Newcastle take their foot off the gas thinking they have done enough to stay up as they are 9 points above the relegation spaces now. I see this being a very close game and feel a draw is not a bad shout, though in truth if it finished by either team winning it by the odd goal it would not surprise me. Corners do not look a bad bet assuming you don’t look to push your luck too much. Everton need to start creating chances and with their build up play sometimes breaking down I would not be surprised to see them go more direct as the season goes on. Newcastle are pretty consistent with corners with their attacking players loving to get into the wide channels. There were 5 Yellow cards when these sides met in February and I feel this game could match or better that number here tonight. I feel there is a chance in this game that Everton may almost drag Newcastle down to their level and it could be a tough watch at times. The result and goals is the riskiest market for me, but I feel there is a good chance we could see a 1-1 draw.

3+ corners each team and 10+ booking points each team – 4/6 Skybet (3 points)

50+ match booking points – 1/1 Skybet (2 points)

1-1 correct score – 11/2 Bet365 (1 point)

Author: Eva Gray