Everton v Newcastle predictions: Magpies can fly closer to safety | Sports News

Charlotte Tatterall

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Allan Saint-Maximin could be back in Newcastle’s Everton starting lineup

Charlotte Tatterall

Free soccer tips, best bets and analysis for Everton v Newcastle United in the Premier League on Thursday.

where to watch

Amazon Prime Video, 7:45 p.m. Thursday

Best bet

Newcastle draw no bet
1pt 6-5 general

Team News

Everton
Jonjo Kenny is suspended, Tom Davies, Fabian Delph and Yerry Mina are injured and Dominic Calvert-Lewin (illness) is doubtful.

Newcastle
Kieran Trippier, Isaac Hayden, Callum Wilson, Federico Fernandez and Jamal Lewis remain absent and there are doubts over Joelinton (groin) and Jonjo Shelvey (illness). Joe Willock (illness) is available.

Match preview

Everton have been a top club since 1954, but their Premier League status is under serious threat and their problems could be compounded by the rapid improvement of Newcastle, who seem too expensive to beat them at Goodison Park.

The rearranged fixture comes 11 weeks after the postponement of the scheduled December 30 clash which was canceled due to Covid-19 cases in the Magpies squad.

At that time, Newcastle were in all sorts of trouble, having reached mid-season with just one banked win, while Everton were reasonably comfortable with eight points separating them from the drop zone.

Now the tables are turned with Everton outside the bottom three on goal difference and Newcastle holding a nine-point cushion.

Newcastle lost 1-0 at Chelsea on Sunday but it was their first league defeat of 2022 and nothing in the performance suggested they were likely to be pushed back into a survival stalemate.

Eddie Howe’s side were well organized and threatening despite the absence of several key players.

They could be stronger against Everton with Allan Saint-Maximin pushing for a start and Jonjo Shelvey and Joelinton battling to prove their fitness, and they should certainly be confident as they look to register a seventh win in nine games.

While Howe’s charges have a spring in their step, Everton players could be pissed and worried as they face a huge game in front of an increasingly worried home crowd.

Frank Lampard was expected to squeeze a lot more out of a team that looks too strong to be close to relegation battle, but rot had set in long before his arrival and he struggled to turn the tide with six defeats in seven league games, including a 3-1 defeat at St James’ Park when the Toffees lost the shot count 20-11.

They should be more competitive this time around, but Newcastle have won plenty of close games in recent weeks and they could get their noses in front of Merseyside.

Key stat

Everton have lost eight of their last nine Premier League games

Internal information

Everton

Penalty taker Dominic Calvert-Lewin/Richarlison
Free kick assistant Anthony Gordon
Aerial threat on set piece Michael Kean
card magnet Abdoulaye Doucoure

Newcastle

Penalty taker Chris Wood
Free kick assistant
ryan fraser
Aerial threat on set piece
Chris Wood
card magnet
Javi Manquillo


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FIRST PUBLICATION AT 2:45 PM, MARCH 16, 2022