Everton vs Watford – Sunday 5th November 2017 – 16:30  

Everton are 21/20 with Wayne Rooney is at 9/2 to score first.

Everton face Watford at Goodison Park on Sunday afternoon, in an action-packed Super Sunday schedule.

The Toffees come into this match in poor form after losing another fixture, this time a 3-0 defeat against Lyon.

Bertrand Traore opened the scoring for the French hosts (68), but it took until midway through the second half to break through the Toffees.

Houssem Aouar doubled Lyon's advantage just eight minutes later (76), with a great assist from Depay coolly slotted home.

Morgan Schneiderlin was sent off with ten minutes to go (80), with a needless second booking picked up after a poor challenge on Cornet.

Former Manchester United man Memphis Depay made it 3-0 for Lyon (88), with Everton crashing out of the Europa League with two games to spare.



Poor Form 

It has been a poor run of form for Everton, who are now winless in their last nine matches, despite the change of manager.

David Unsworth has been unable to arrest the slide started under Ronald Koeman, this match will be the final nail in his efforts to secure the job full time.

This latest result is another setback for Everton, they are struggling to at both ends of the pitch, they have no recognised no.9.

Everton come into this match in 18th place in the Premier League, with no wins in their last six matches.


Toffees Favourites

Everton come into this match as the favourites, despite their poor recent form.

David Unsworth will be looking to win this fixture and secure some much-needed momentum.

Everton will be looking for a second successive win against Watford.

Narrow Defeat

Watford come into this match on the back of a 1-0 defeat at home against Stoke, a tough result for Silva's men.

Darren Fletcher scored the only goal of the game (16), with the former Manchester United man sweetly struck volley settling the tie.

It was an excellent display from Hughes' men, who saw just 29% of the ball but were able to make it count.

They reduced the hosts to no shots on target, despite enjoying an enormous amount of possession and shots off target.

The match was marred by an incident between Troy Deeney and Joe Allen, it resulted in the Watford captain receiving a retrospective ban from the FA.


Great Campaign

Despite the poor Stoke result, Watford have had an excellent season under new manager Marco Silva thus far.

They find themselves in 8th place on 15 points, a vast improvement on last seasons 17th placed finish.

Watford have lost three of their last six, winning the other two matches and drawing against West Brom.

They face a Toffees side who have struggled in their last four matches, Watford should be targeting a strong performance and win.


Hornets Underdogs

Marco Silva's side come into this match as the underdogs, despite Everton's poor record this season.

This will be a tough match for Watford, they will be wary of Everton as they will have been wounded by all the recent criticism.

Watford will be looking for their 4th win in 21 matches against the Toffees.


Watford are 13/5 with Andre Gray at 7/1 to open the scoring.

Betting Tips

Tip 1 – Rooney to score first @ 9/2

Tip 2 – Everton to win 2-1 @ 15/2

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