Last updated & checked: 10/08/2021
Everton are undefeated after three rounds and are confident they can extend the invincible run. That’s because they welcome Huddersfield in a match played at Goodison Park. The visitors are at the opposite end of form and are still searching for the first victory after losing to Chelsea and Manchester City.
The hosts are much better at playing offensive football than preventing opponents from scoring. Today they will have to do with their most prolific striker and also deal with several injuries. Theo Walcott is their best option upfront, but he could find himself stranded among Huddersfield defenders. The visitors don’t have any injury concerns ahead of this match and the only player missing is midfielder Hogg.
Everton vs Huddersfield Prediction: Everton 1:2 Huddersfield
Everton manager Marco Silva will have to improvise and find replacements for the players in the starting formation. The backline needs to be reinforced, but the midfield is the most affected by injuries. Huddersfield has a weak defense, so they are unlikely to keep a clean sheet even under these circumstances. Offensively however, they have the quality needed and Steve Mounie is their most dangerous striker. We believe the visitors will be able to take advantage of the favorable context and score twice for a narrow margin 1:2 win.
Our recommended tip: Huddersfield or Draw
Home side fans expect an easy match this afternoon because they play against a team still winless this season. The players are also likely to be overconfident after winning twice in the last three games. Richarlison scored three goals and without him it will be difficult for Everton to rebound if they concede a goal. It’s been a while since they were able to keep a clean sheet and we believe that even Huddersfield can score against them. A double chance bet on the visitors not to lose is definitely worth considering at odds of 2/1 with Betway.
These teams have met a total of 57 times and the head to head record is surprisingly balanced. Everton won most 15 games at Goodison Park while losing 12 on the road and 13 draws were recorded. While it is vital to take a closer look at the previous matches, most of the games don’t actually help when making a prediction. That is because only three were played in the last decade and one of them was actually a scoreless draw League Cup match played in 2010. Before that, these two teams last met in the early 70s.
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Players to watch: Theo Walcott & Steve Mounie
Theo Walcott is the only striker that Everton can rely upon in this match. Richarlison is their most prolific scorer, but unfortunately he is serving a suspension. Theo on the other hand has scored twice and he will spearhead the offensive, assisted by younger strikers. This is a player with tremendous experience at the highest level and he played high profile matches for Arsenal.
Huddersfield scored just 28 goals last season, which is by far the worst performance of all Premier League teams. One of the few offensive players that matched and often exceeded expectation was Steve Mounie. The player from Benin scored 7 goals last season for Huddersfield, which represents 25% of all their goals.