Our football match prediction:
Watford will be aiming to make amends for back-to-back defeats to the likes of Stoke City and West Bromwich Albion when they square off against Everton at their Vicarage Road Stadium. The Hornets are eager to retain their spot in the top half of the standings and it remains to be seen if they are capable of overtaking the Toffees in eighth place in the Premier League table. Walter Mazzarri’s men are eyeing their fourth home win of the season and we predict that the hosts will find the net in Saturday’s football match. Everton were on the verge of suffering a loss to Manchester United at the weekend, but Leighton Baines’ penalty earned Ronald Koeman’s men a late point against the English giants. Anyhow, both sides are desperate to return to winning ways, meaning that both teams to score bet should be considered this time out.
Highlighted Player (Costel Pantilimon):
Born in Bacau on 1st February 1987, Costel Fane Pantilimon became famous as the tallest Premier League footballer at six foot, eight inches. The towering shot-stopper made a name for himself at Politehnica Timisoara, where he spent ten years, albeit only making 93 league outings. In 2011, he signed for Manchester City to act as an understudy to England number one Joe Hart, but eventually grew frustrated by the lack of first team football after featuring in just seven Premier League fixtures during the four years at Etihad Stadium. Pantilimon was able to kick-start his career at Sunderland, becoming their first choice goalkeeper, but he ultimately lost his place in the side and decided to join Watford in the summer of 2015. The Hornets keeper has been a member of the Romania national team since 2008 and he amassed over 20 appearances for Tricolorii despite never quite being able to establish himself as an undisputed starter.
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.