Everton and Newcastle United are separated by a single point in the league ahead of their meeting at Goodison Park on Monday night.
The Toffees have been inconsistent under Sam Allardyce, but a solid home form has almost ensured a top-half finish for them. Everton are currently placed ninth in the league table with 42 points.
The hosts come into this game following back-to-back draws against Liverpool and Swansea City. However, they have lost only one of their last five games, and that defeat came against champions Manchester City.
The Toffees will be favourites for another home win, but it won’t be that easy against a spirited Newcastle side. The Magpies were very recently fighting against the relegation, but a run of four consecutive wins has ensured their Premier League status.
In their last game, they claimed a 2-1 win over Arsenal at St James’ Park. On the back of their recent form, Newcastle have climbed up to the tenth spot with 41 points. They also have a game in hand on the Toffees, so we suspect Rafa Benitez’s side can move further up the table in the closing weeks of the season.
Earlier in the season, Everton claimed a 1-0 win over their opponents at St James’ Park.
Everton vs Newcastle United – Match Facts
Everton have won their last four league meetings with Newcastle United.
Everton haven’t conceded a goal in their last four meetings with Newcastle in all competitions.
Newcastle have just one win in their last 13 visits to Goodison.
Everton vs Newcastle United – Team News
For the hosts, James McCarthy, Maarten Stekelenburg, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Mason Holgate and Eliaquim Mangala are all sidelined.
For the Magpies, Christian Atsu is the only injury concern.
Everton vs Newcastle United – Match Odds
Everton are favourites to win, and they are available at their best odds of 13/10 at Bet365. We believe that the Toffees can get one over the Magpies in front of a home crowd. Thus, we are backing a home win as our prediction.
A draw is available at 12/5 odds at Betfair, and a Newcastle win is priced at 5/2 odds at Bet365.
Everton vs Newcastle United – Correct Score Odds
A 1-1 draw is the most probable outcome in the betting market at the best odds of 6/1 at William Hill. However, we are backing a 2-1 win for the Toffees as our prediction. This bet is available at 9/1 odds at Bet365.
Everton vs Newcastle United – Anytime Goalscorer Odds
Cenk Tosun is the favourite to score and he is available at 2/1 odds at Bet365. The Turkish footballer has been in fine form, and we think he is good value at these odds.
For the visitors, both Islam Slimani and Dwight Gayle are available at 3/1 odds at Paddypower.
Everton vs Newcastle United – Total Goals Over/Under Odds
We expect both sides to score and at least three goals in the game. Our prediction of over 2.5 goals is available at the best odds of 5/4 at Betfair.