Our prediction for this Premier League match:
After suffering back-to-back defeats to the likes of Man Utd and Stoke City, West Bromwich Albion will be aiming to give fans some cheer when they take on Everton at the Hawthorns in a festive fixture. The Baggies have been slipping down the standings week by week and they sit in the relegation zone ahead of the visit of Sam Allardyce’s charges. Tuesday’s football match is of big importance for the relegation-threatened team and we predict they will leave their hearts on the field. The Toffees have been in a fine form in the national championship ever since “Big Sam” took over the reins, but it has to be noted that they were more than fortunate not to suffer a loss to Chelsea at the weekend. Seeing that key attacker Wayne Rooney is likely to miss the Boxing Day game with injury, we are tempted to put our money on the hosts, who are desperate to put an end to their 17-game winless run in the Premier League.
Highlighted Player (Allan Nyom):
After playing amateur football in his homeland France, Allan Nyom began his professional career at Arles-Avignon. The pacey full back made 37 appearances for the club in the 2008/2009 season and at the end of the campaign he signed a deal with Serie A side Udinese. However, given the great collaboration between Udinese and Granada, he was immediately sent on loan to the Estadio Nuevo los Carmenes outfit. Granada finished the 2009/2010 season in top position in the Segunda Division and, as a result, they secured automatic promotion to the Spanish top flight. Allan Nyom established himself as a first-team regular and it has to be noted that he made 32 appearances for los Granadinos in the 2011/2012 La Liga campaign. After spending five seasons at Granada, Nyom joined Watford in 2015 and he moved to fellow Premier League side WBA at the end of the season. The WBA defender represents Cameroon on the international stage and he made his debut for Les Lions Indomptables on November 11, 2011.
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.