Our prediction for this EFL Cup match:
Sheffield Wednesday and Everton face each other at Hillsborough Stadium in what is expected to be one of the most entertaining games of Tuesday’s program in the League Cup last 32. The Owls are tough to beat at home and they aim to take advantage of the fact that the Toffees suffered a dip in form. Following a 3-1 loss at Bournemouth, Everton suffered a shocking 2-0 defeat at home to Sheffield United in their last league match.
The visitors must be low on confidence ahead of the trip to Sheffield and seeing that coach Marco Silva is unlikely to field the best possible side against the Championship side, we believe that there is a big value in betting on draw. A close encounter is on the cards at Hillsborough Stadium and we predict that the winner will be decided after extra-time.
Highlighted Player (Sam Hutchinson):
Sam Hutchinson is a defender who is capable of playing as both right and centre back. The English footballer, who was born on 3 August, 1989 is capable of playing as a defensive midfielder as well, but he doesn’t score too many goals. Hutchinson was born in Windsor, Berkshire and he began his youth career at Chelsea.
The defender made just five appearances for Chelsea and it has to be noted that he played on loan at Nottingham Forest, Vitesse and Sheffield Wednesday. On 23 May 2014 Chelsea released him, meaning that he was available for free transfer. Hutchinson signed a permanent deal with the Owls on 8 July, 2014.
The 182-cm-tall defender played 25 games for Sheffield Wednesday in the 2015/2016 Championship campaign, but he did not find the net for the Hillsborough outfit. Sam Hutchinson is married to Jennifer, who gave birth to their daughter. His father Eddie Hutchinson had a career in non-League football.
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.