Our match prediction:
One of the biggest surprise packages of the current season have finally started showing signs of weakness and they quickly went from the vicinity of European positions to the Premier League danger zone. Watford have now lost four games in a row, with 4-0 hammering at the Emirates likely to serve as another blow to the players’ confidence, but they should still be safe considering a ten-point advantage over relegation-threatened Sunderland. The Hornets now play host to equally disappointing Everton, the team that have struggled of late and the one that are likely to finish the second successive campaign in the bottom half of the standings. Just like Watford, the Toffees will have a chance to battle for a place in the FA Cup final, but they desperately need to improve their Premier League form having suffered three straight defeats, failing to score in last two league fixtures. Nevertheless, we predict that Everton will have enough in them to win at Vicarage Road.
Highligted Player (Baines):
Leighton Baines is an English football player born on 11th of December 1984 in Liverpool. Baines started in the youth of Wigan Athletic before making his debut for the first team in season 2002/2003. In season 2007/2008 Baines made the transfer to Everton where he is playing almost 10 seasons already. Leighton Baines made his debut for the English national team in 2010 and played in the EURO 2012 and World Cup of 2014.Baines is a left-winger defender that can play in the midfield as well. He is known for his rushes and attacking skills which resulted in a high amount of goals for a defender. Baines was part of the Everton team that played in the FA Cup final in 2009 where the team lost against Chelsea 2-1. Baines didn’t win any prizes on the highest level in England but became champion in the second division with Wigan Athletic in 2002/2003. Baines is an experienced and confident player which is the vice capitain of Everton as well.
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.