Everton suffered their first defeat of the season at Aston Villa on Friday Night Football last weekend. Marco Silva’s side spurned several chances at Villa Park, failing to trouble the scorers in a 2-0 loss.
Wolves remain unbeaten for the campaign after Raul Jiminez rescued a point with a last-gasp penalty against Burnley. Sunday’s trip to Goodison Park will be the visitors’ ninth match in the month of August.
Everton vs Wolves – Premier League 2019/20
Where to Watch
Venue: Goodison Park
Kick Off Time: 14:00 BST
Referee in Charge: Anthony Taylor
TV Channel / Live Stream: Everton vs Wolves will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Ultra HD in the UK. Sky Go customers can also tune into the action from Goodison Park. Coverage begins at 14:00 BST.
Everton vs Wolves – The Form Guide
The Toffees didn't make a breakthrough against Aston Villa last Friday but created enough chances to be encouraged by their display overall. A midweek 4-2 win over Lincoln City will have boosted morale ahead of this clash on Merseyside.
The visitors salvaged a point with a late penalty against Burnley at Molinuex but they looked off the pace for parts of that game. Wolves will be short of preparation time once more after sealing their spot in the Europa League group stages with a hard-fought win on Thursday evening.
The two league clashes between these teams produced eight goals last term. The visitors won the corresponding fixture 3-1 although it’s tough to put as much faith in them this term given their European commitments.
What is the Team News?
Fabian Delph returned to first-team action midweek but back-to-back games may be beyond the summer signing at this point. Marco Silva made changes for the trip to Lincoln resting five starters from their previous Premier League clash.
Wolves secured their place in the Europa League group stages with a win over Torino at Molineux on Thursday. The visitors don’t have any injury concerns but face another quick turnaround for this game.
Everton Predicted line-up: Pickford; Digna, Mina, Keane, Coleman; Gomes, Schneiderlin, Bernard, Sigurdsson, Richarlison; Calvert-Lewin.
Wolves Predicted line-up: Patricio; Boly, Coady, Bennett; Otto, Moutinho, Neves, Gibbs-White, Doherty; Jiminez, Jota.
Everton are 6/5 (2.20) favourites at bet365 to win this one. The draw is 9/4 (3.25) and Wolves can be backed at 5/2 (3.50) with the same firm.
It’s tough to pick a winner between these sides. The hosts created enough chances to avoid defeat at Aston Villa but some poor finishing cost them in that game. They won the Expected Goals tally 1.56-0.81 according to infogol.
Wolves might not be at their very best after another Thursday night excursion. As such, the draw appeals most at 9/4 (3.25).
The visitors drew 1-1 at Turf Moor last time out and a repeat here pays a joint-best price of 11/2 (6.50) with bet365 at the time of writing.
Take a longshot anytime scorer chance on this Premier League clash. Ruben Neves is an industry best 7/1 (8.0) with bet365 to find the net at Goodison Park. That looks too big and should be backed accordingly.
The Portugal international isn’t a prolific goalscorer but his ability from long range is excellent. He made an injury-time cameo appearance against Torino too so hasn’t played as much football as most of his teammates so far this term.
The midfielder was on the score sheet against Manchester United earlier in the campaign from a free-kick and could have some presentable chances against the Toffees. Everton have committed a total of 43 fouls this season so far, the third-highest tally in the Premier League, albeit from a small sample size.
With Neves a constant danger from dead-ball situations and outside the box in open play, 7/1 (8.0) about him scoring again with bet365 looks worth a look.
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