Cardiff City vs Everton Preview | Stats, Odds & Key Men

Cardiff City vs Everton Preview | Stats, Odds & Key Men

Cardiff City stunned the rest of the Premier League last weekend with an emphatic 3-2 win over big-spending Manchester City and they will host their second home game in a row on Saturday at 3.00pm, as Roberto Martinez’s Everton make the trip to Wales. A late Fraizer Campbell brace over Manuel Pellegrini’s men proved decisive in the end, as the Bluebirds bounced back from their opening day defeat away to West Ham in superb style. The visitors have started the …
Everton v Newcastle: Fellaini Needed in Midfield | Stats Preview

Everton v Newcastle: Fellaini Needed in Midfield | Stats Preview

Everton welcome Newcastle to Goodison Park as they look to bounce back from the dismal West Brom showing. Alan Pardew's Newcastle side are trying to contend with a raft of injuries following their home draw with Aston Villa. Goodison is a fortress with Everton winning 12 of their last 15 at home. In those 15 matches, Everton have scored 31 and conceded just five in the process. Everton's last nine home league games have returned eight wins and seven clean …
Everton 1 Man Utd 0 | Match Stats & Tactical Analysis

Everton 1 Man Utd 0 | Match Stats & Tactical Analysis

Everton Vs Manchester United Starting line ups   The starting line ups were as above. United opted for a 4-3-3 variant whilst Everton were set up to operate within a 4-4-1-1. Kagawa was pushed forward leaving Scholes and Cleverley to play from deeper positions. Carrick was played at centre back whilst Antonio Valencia was put in at right back. The season is only a game old and United are already looking to have injury woes to rival those of a …
Pienaar Returns | Statistical Look at His Importance to Everton

Pienaar Returns | Statistical Look at His Importance to Everton

Steven Pienaar is edging ever closer to a third stint at Everton. Sometimes, footballers find a club that allows them to express themselves. For Steven Pienaar, that club is Everton. Before he returned to Tottenham, the player spoke fondly of his second spell at Goodison, “I just want to say thanks for the support from day one. I really appreciate it”. He went on, “It means a lot to me, this club”, before dropping a hint about the future, “Let’s just …
Everton 2011/12 – The Good and the Bad | Opta Stats Analysis

Everton 2011/12 – The Good and the Bad | Opta Stats Analysis

After one of the more memorable finales in Premier League history, the 2011/12 season is now finally in the books, consigned to the archives of history. As the commotion of the closing day slowly fades, each side will begin to sift through the progress made over the past year, analysing where they advanced, and where they were lacking. Everton were once again steered into the top eight by David Moyes, after another notoriously troublesome start. Their seventh-place finish mirrored last year's …
Everton v Fulham: Just How Good is Pienaar?

Everton v Fulham: Just How Good is Pienaar?

Two in-form teams clash at Goodison Park on Saturday. David Moyes' side are unbeaten in five league games with their opponents unbeaten in four. Everton’s last outing was an impressive 4 - 4 draw at Old Trafford whilst, a day earlier, Fulham overcame Wigan 2 - 1 at Craven Cottage.  Everton's four at Old Trafford meant Everton had scored four in consecutive league games for the first time since August 1999. Everton, having never lost a home league game to …