Stadium: St. James' Park (Newcastle upon Tyne)
Referee: Anthony Taylor
08.02.2022 22:45 MSK
The EPL is back. One of the first games of the tour will be a meeting between the leading contenders in the winter transfer window, Newcastle and Everton. Check the team conditions and choose several betting options.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
Before the break, Newcastle had a three-game unbeaten streak. First, they drew with Man United and Watford (1:1). Then, the Magpies were defeated on the road by Leeds (1:0). So, Eddie Howe's side has moved up to their penultimate spot. The gap from the survival zone is only one point.
Newcastle bought Chris Wood for €30m, Bruno Guimaraes from Lyon for €42m, Kieran Trippier and Dan Byrne for €15m each. And the Magpies have also loaned Matt Targett from Aston Villa. Overall, €102m has been thrown away. We wouldn't be surprised if Newcastle ends up leaving the EPL.
Everton has not picked up a single win in the last five rounds. There have been four defeats out of five games. As a consequence of this situation, Rafa Benitez has been forced to resign. Even Duncan Ferguson's temporary management did not help the Toffees break the streak, and they lost 0:1 to Steven Gerrard's Aston Villa. Everton is now 16th in the table with a four-point lead.
Frank Lampard came to the rescue in this regard. He got Donny van de Beek, Dele Alli and Anwar El Ghazi on loan. Let's see where that leads in the EPL. However, the Toffees crushed Brentford 4:1 in the FA Cup.
Expert Betting Tips
We believe the game will productive as the Toffees beat Brentford the day before. Not only did Eddie Howe get extra options in attack, but he was also able to adjust the game from the available players. We, therefore, expect an attacking play from both teams. Bet365 gives odds of 1.90 for a total over 2.5.
We also believe that the visitors, who have a more solid lineup, will be closer to victory. Betway gives odds of 2.75 for an Everton win.
Finally, we believe that Everton will score more than one goal per match as Lampard's teams do not sit back in defence, as the last game against Brentford proved. 1xBet gives odds of 2.48 for the visitors' individual total over 1.5.