Both teams scored in each of the last four meetings between Newcastle and Everton.Newcastle scored in all but one of their six Premier League fixtures this term.Newcastle and Everton drew when they last met in January.Everton hit the net at least once in eight of their nine competitive matches this season.Newcastle continue to dig out results
Despite being second best for large swathes of their game against Wolves at Molineux last week, Newcastle claimed a share of the spoils courtesy of a clever late free-kick from Jacob Murphy.
That was the fourth top-flight fixture involving United on the spin where both teams found the net, and while the ultra-defensive Magpies remain far from prolific scorers, Steve Bruce’s cautious charges managed to make an impact on the scoresheet in eight of their nine competitive matches overall this term.
Newcastle’s tough run of games continues on Sunday when they welcome early pace-setters Everton to St. James’ Park, where the Magpies will hope to take advantage of the Toffees’ personnel issues.
Everton taste defeat for the first time
Everton hit their first major bump in the road this season, in a 2-0 reverse at Southampton last week, where the Toffees’ misery was compounded by the sending-off of key defender Lucas Digne.
The Frenchman’s three-game suspension was reduced to a one-match ban in mid-week, though the left-back will sit out Sunday’s game alongside Richarlison, who is also out following his sending off in the Merseyside Derby.
On the opposite flank, skipper Seamus Coleman is also absent, leaving Everton shorn of several important first-teamers for their trip to the North East.
Both teams to find the net?
Despite their defensive leanings, Newcastle have scored in all but one of their six Premier League assignments so far this season and the Magpies, strengthened by Callum Wilson’s influence, have shown a real clinical edge in front of goal.
United should be able to carry their goal-getting knack into Sunday’s game against an Everton team missing some defensive mainstays at St. James’ Park, though keeping the Toffees out at the other end should prove more difficult.
Newcastle haven’t been all that successful in keeping things tight at the back this season, despite their heavy focus on defensive work, as evidenced by their return of just one clean sheet from six games – and Everton should find a space or two to exploit between the Magpies’ massed ranks.
The Toffees scored at least once in eight of the nine competitive matches they’ve navigated since the summer, however, while we expect Everton to register on Sunday, a single goal might be the upper limit of their capabilities.
Richarlison’s absence had a huge impact on their attacking play last weekend, and with the Brazilian still sidelined, Everton’s threat is greatly reduced.
With that considered, a 1-1 correct score prediction is advised alongside our both teams to register forecast. Both teams registered in each of the last four Premier League encounters between Newcastle and Everton, while the teams took one point each from their last meeting in January.
We think Everton’s injury worries could take the edge off their momentum on Sunday, leaving the door open for a resilient Newcastle team to claim a draw.
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