Sunday, April 21, 2024

Prediction: Newcastle vs Everton

Verdict: Newcastle win

Best Odds: 1/1

Bookmaker: Olympusbet

Looking to secure back-to-back Premier League victories on Tuesday night, Newcastle will welcome Everton to St. James’ Park.

Newcastle

Starting with the hosts, mounting what was a stunning comeback at home against West Ham over the weekend, Newcastle will be desperate to make another statement here. Eventually clinching a remarkable 4-3 victory at St. James’ Park, Eddie Howe’s men know the importance of using that late flurry as a platform to build on over the final couple of months. Still with their sights firmly set on securing another European finish in 2024, the Magpies will certainly be smelling a golden opportunity here. Despite slumping to a shock 3-0 drumming when they travelled to Goodison Park for their reverse Premier League meeting on December 7th, Howe’s side are rightfully pencilled in as a standout contender here. It should also be highlighted, Tuesday’s hosts have lost just a pair of their previous eight top-flight contests.

Team News

Suffering what looks set to be a long-term knee injury against West Ham over the weekend, Jamaal Lascelles is the latest first-team star to join Newcastle’s mounting injury list at St. James’ Park. Likewise, shown a pair of second-half bookings, England international Anthony Gordon will serve a one-match ban against his former club.

Coming off the bench and bagging a pair of dramatic late strikes on Saturday lunchtime, former Leicester star Harvey Barnes looks set to make a first Premier League start since February 17th. Notching 14 top-flight goals this season, attacking talisman Alexander Isak will spearhead Howe’s charge here.

Everton

As for the visitors, suffering last-gasp heartbreak on their return from March’s international break, Everton are dealing with a string of public issues. With suggestions that Sean Dyche’s men could still have more potential sanctions hanging over their head, the former Burnley boss also has a huge amount of pressure on his shoulders at Goodison Park. Eventually falling to a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Bournemouth a few days ago, the Toffees are once again at the heart of another relegation scrap. Now losing all of their previous three Premier League appearances by an aggregate score of 7-2, Everton have also failed to muster a single win from all of their last 12 top-flight showdowns. With that extended crisis stemming all the way back to December 16th, Dyche’s downbeat squad certainly have a real challenge on their hands when they arrive at St. James’ Park here.

Team News

Still dealing with a long-term ankle injury and not making a single Premier League appearance since the end of January, former Tottenham loanee Arnaut Danjuma remains on the sidelines and will not feature here. However, returning to Dyche’s squad over the weekend, midfield veteran Idrissa Gueye could make a much-needed return on Tuesday night.

Coming off the bench and bagging what turned out to be a consolation strike against Bournemouth on Saturday, ex-Udinese striker Beto could replace Dominic Calvert-Lewin in the final third. Former Norwich defender Ben Godfrey should keep his spot at left-back.

Key Factors to Consider

    • When Newcastle and Everton met for their reverse Premier League showdown on December 7th, the Toffees picked up a thumping 3-0 romp at Goodison Park.
    • However, Everton have lost all of their last three Premier League appearances by an aggregate score of 7-2.
    • Likewise, the Blues have failed to win any of their previous 12 straight Premier League showdowns – a run that stems all the way back to December 16th.
    • Newcastle have lost just a pair of their previous eight Premier League appearances.
    • Swedish international Alexander Isak has scored 14 goals in his 21 Premier League appearances this season.

    Conclusion

    Mounting a stunning late comeback at home against West Ham over the weekend, Newcastle will certainly be smelling another golden opportunity here. Despite suffering a thumping 3-0 loss when they travelled to Goodison Park back on December 7th, Howe’s men will be looking to cash in on an Everton squad who find themselves at the heart of a public crisis. Remarkably failing to muster a single win from any of their last 12 straight Premier League appearances, we are expecting a home victory here.

    Verdict: Newcastle win

    Best Odds: 1/1

    Bookmaker: Olympusbet

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Tom Dunstan


    Formerly of The Independent, Tom has spent the past six years as one of our senior writers and betting experts. Alongside working with numerous publications from across the globe, Tom also graduated from the University of Falmouth in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Digital Media.
    Spending almost the past decade working in countries such as Australia, New Zealand and Canada, he has also spent time featuring in sports radio. Tom can be followed on Instagram - @iamtomdunstan

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