Our prediction for this Premier League match:
Buoyed by a 3-2 win over Fulham, Everton will be aiming to give fans yet another reason for celebration when they host Leeds United at their Goodison Park on Matchday 10. The Toffees did well to put an end to their three-game losing run in the Premier League, with Calwert-Lewin scoring a brace. Everton aim to keep on climbing the standings, and we are positive that they will adopt an attack-minded approach in Saturday’s football game.
Seamus Coleman and Jean-Philippe Gbamin remain in the recovery room for the hosts. The Whites, on the other hand, failed to win the previous three league fixtures, but they did well to hold Arsenal to a goalless draw on Matchday 9. Marcelo Bielsa’s men undisputedly suffered a dip in form, which is probably the main reason why we are tempted to put our money on the hosts. The likes of Llorente, Hernandez, Forshaw, and Shackleton remain on the sidelines through injury.
Highlighted Player (James Rodriguez):
James Rodriguez is an attacking midfielder who plays for Spanish giants Real Madrid. The Colombian superstar played for the likes of Envigado and Banfield at the start of his career and he moved to Europe in 2010, joining Portuguese side Porto for a fee of €5.1 million.
James scored 25 goals in 63 league appearances with the Dragons and in 2013 he joined Monaco. His transfer to the Ligue 1 side was the second most expensive in the history of Portuguese Primeira Liga (€45 million) and he signed a five-year contract with les Rouges et Blancs. The Colombian ace impressed at the 2014 FIFA World Cup and, as a result, Real Madrid chiefs signed him on 22 July, 2014 for an undisclosed fee.
However, reports in Spain suggested that the fee was approximately €80 million. Rodriguez scored 13 goals in 29 league appearances for Real Madrid in the 2014/2015 Primera Division campaign and he was in Gareth Bale’s shadow in the 2015/2016 season. James is well known for his technical skills, his vision and the ability to create goal-scoring opportunities for his teammates.
Highlighted Team (Leeds United):
Leeds United is one of the clubs that won the FA Cup. The Whites outplayed Arsenal in the final of the prestigious competition back in 1972, but they clinched the League Cup trophy as well. Leeds United faced the Gunners in the 1967/1968 League Cup final and it has to be noted that Terry Cooper scored the winner for the Whites.
Leeds play their home games at Elland Road and the capacity of the stadium is 37,914. The club was founded in 1919 and they have won three First Division (Premier League) trophies ever since (1968/1969, 1973/1974, 1991/1992). Leeds United made it to the Champions League final in 1975, but they were beaten by Bayern Munich in the title clash.
The Whites were impressive under David O’Leary. The likes of Jonathan Woodgate, Lee Bowyer, Harry Kewell, Mark Viduka and Ian Harte were part of the Elland Road outfit back then and they did well to reach the semis of the Champions League in 2001.