Our football match prediction:
Despite the fact that Everton chiefs added a number of top-class players to the squad in the summer transfer window, the Toffees have been struggling in all competitions this term. Dutch tactician Ronald Koeman paid price for the poor start of the season, with David Unsworth taking over the reins. However, the new coach doesn’t have a magic wand and his men have slim chances of booking their place in the knockout stages of the Europa League. Everton are stuck at the bottom of Group E and seeing that their rivals Lyon are a real force to be reckoned with at home, we predict that the Premier League team will return home empty-handed. Les Gones defeated the Toffees at Goodison Park and, taking everything into account, there is a big value in betting on the hosts, who aim to climb to top position in the standings.
Highlighted Player (Bertrand Traore):
Bertrand Traore is a pacey left-footed winger who plays for Ajax on loan from Chelsea. The Burkina Faso footballers scored 17 goals in 48 league appearances for Vitesse before joining Ajax on 12 August, 2016. Traore made his Ajax debut in a 2-2 draw with Roda, coming as a substitute in the second half of the game. He made his Champions League debut for the Amsterdammers against Rostov on August, 2016. Bertrand, though, is still a Chelsea player and his contract with the Stamford Bridge outfit expires on 30 June, 2019. Traore a winger, but he is capable of playing as a centre forward as well. The Burkina Faso footballer was born on 6 September, 1995 and he made his debut for the Burkina Faso national team on 3 September, 2011 in a friendly game against Equatorial Guinea. The same year he won the African U17 Championship with Burkina Faso as the Stallions defeated Rwanda in the final of the tournament.
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 camaigns. 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.