Our prediction for this Premier League match:
Thanks to Jacob Murphy’s intelligent free-kick goal, Newcastle United shared the spoils with Wolverhampton on Matchday 6. The Magpies have obviously subscribed to last-minute goals, and, no doubt, they are high on confidence ahead of the visit of Everton. The likes of Dubravka, Gayle, Ritchie, and Shelvey are all likely to miss the game with injury for the hosts. The Toffees made a flying start to the season, but their display in a 2-0 loss at Southampton was anything but good.
Everton aim to return to winning ways as soon as possible, but keep in mind that left back Lucas Digne will have to serve his ban against Newcastle. Seeing that Richarlison remains on the sidelines through suspension as well, we are tempted to put our money on the Magpies. A man to watch in the home team will be summer signing Callum Wilson, who is likely to make life difficult for the opposition defenders.
Highlighted Player (Achraf Lazaar):
Achraf Lazaar was born in Casablanca, Morocco on January 22, 1992, but he moved to Italy with his parents in 2003. The left-footed footballer began his youth career at Raja Casablanca and he joined Varese’s youth academy in 2009.
Lazaar made his debut for the senior team in 2012. He made 37 league appearances for Varese, but he did not find the net during his spell at the Stadio Franco Ossola outfit. In January 2014 he signed a contract with Palermo and he has been playing for the Sicilian outfit ever since.Lazaar plays as a left back, but he is capable of producing fine displays as a left back as well. Seeing that he was unable to play for Italy, the Palermo footballer decided to represent Morocco on the international stage. He made his Morocco debut on 23 may, 2014 in a friendly against Mozambique. Morocco recorded a routine 4-0 win over Mozambique back then. Achraf Lazaar has a contract with Palermo which expires on 30 June, 2017.
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.