Premier League Preview and Prediction: Everton vs West Brom

Everton take on West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League‘s final game of the weekend in Monday night in what should be a close game at Goodison Park.

Everton have not hit form this season. They have stuttered throughout and are without a win in five in the league, losing four of those.

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They will take positives from their 1-1 draw with Manchester City at Goodison last week but a gruelling FA Cup replay against West Ham on Tuesday saw them play 120 minutes in London and they had ten men for more than half of that.

Everton’s home record: Played 10 – Won 3 – Drawn 4 – Lost 3

Fatigue will not help things and an unfortunately long injury list will leave Roberto Martinez with very few opportunities to rotate across the team.

That means West Brom will travel to Merseyside confident of picking up a win, and will look to make it two from two under new boss Tony Pulis after beating Hull City 1-0 last weekend.

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The Baggies have started the new year well, going unbeaten through three games, scoring nine goals and conceding just one.

West Brom’s away record: Played 10 – Won 2 – Drawn 3 – Lost 5

West Brom have only won one of their last 16 trips to Goodison Park in a spell spanning back to 1980 so a win on Monday would be a valuable one.

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The Toffees won the reverse fixture this season 2-0 in what was their first victory of the season and will hope that they can pick up three points in front of their own fans.

Everton’s last five in Premier League: L/L/L/L/D

West Brom’s last five in Premier League: L/L/L/D/W

Key Stat: West Brom have won only four of their last 26 Premier League matches away from home (Won 4 – Drawn 7 – Lost 15).

Key Player: Saido Berahino – The English forward has netted six goals in three games in 2015 and has started the year in fine form.

Score Prediction: Everton 1–1 West Bromwich Albion


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