Our prediction for this EFL Cup match:
Highbury Stadium will host Tuesday’s EFL Cup game between Fleetwood and Everton. The Cod Army have been involved in some low-scoring games of late, and they are likely to rely on their solid defence in the midweek clash. Centre-back Darnell Johnson has yet to recover from his injury, while all Joe Garner, Cian Hayes, and Carl Johnston could be recalled to the starting XI.
The Toffees, on the other hand, aim to put an end to their three-game winless run. Everton have yet to record a win in the new Premier League campaign, but it seems as if they will not have a better chance than this to get back on course. Frank Lampard’s troops are eager to put an end to their three-game winless run, and we predict that they are going to prove their worth on the field. All Yerry Mina, Abdoulaye Doucoure, Ben Godfrey, and Andros Townsend are out of contention with injuries, while Andre Gomes should recover in time to face the League One side.
Highlighted Player (Callum Camps):
Callum Camps is yet another product of Rochdale football school. Born in Stockport, England on November 30, 1995, Camps came through Rochdale youth team before making his senior debut on April 13, 2013 in a 2-2 draw with Port Vale.
He has been playing for the Dale ever since and it has to be noted that his most successful season was the 2016/2017 as he scored eight goals in 44 appearances in the League one for the club. Despite being born in England, Callum Caps is eligible to play for Northern Ireland national team through his grandmother, but he has only one cap with the Northern Ireland U21 team.
He made his debut with the U21 team in a 2-1 loss to Macedonia on October 13, 2015. His main position is central midfield, but he is capable of playing as both defensive and attacking midfielder as well.
Highlighted Team (Everton):
Everton are one of the two Merseyside giants that were formed back in 1878, with the club holding a long-standing rivalry with Liverpool. Everton have participated in the English top flight for a record 113 seasons, with the team competing in the English second tier in just four campaigns.
The Toffees play their home matches at Goodison Park, the stadium that was opened in 1892. Everton have won the national championship nine times, with the team winning their last domestic trophy back in 1987.
The Toffees have clinched five FA Cup trophies as well and it has to be noted that a victory over Manchester United in the 1994/1995 FA Cup final helped the team win their last title in the prestigious competition. Everton and Liverpool face each other in the Merseyside derby and the clash between the two local rivals has been called the Merseyside derby since 1955.
In the 2015/2016 Premier League campaign Everton were hammered by Liverpool (0-4) at Anfield.