Everton finally won in the last round after three straight Premier League (PL) defeats, and now enter this gameweek just four points off the top of the table. As usual, the goals flowed as the ‘Toffees’ won – their last four PL victories have all seen both teams score, witnessed at least three first-half goals, and averaged 5.25 goals in total! However, they’ve now conceded 2+ goals in six straight PL matches for the first time since October 2008.
Furthermore, Everton are winless in two home games, albeit against strong opposition (D1, L1), but did win their opening two PL games here. The high-scoring trend continues at home, where Everton are the only team to have had all their PL home matches feature at least four goals.
Visiting Leeds have slumped in the table after just one win across their last six matches (D2, L3), but stopped the deluge of conceded goals with a goalless draw in the last round – after conceding four goals in back-to-back matches. Indeed, ahead of this round, only two teams have conceded more goals than Leeds’ 17 so far (1.89 on average per match).
Away from home, Leeds have won two and lost two PL matches, but both defeats saw them concede four times. In fact, stretching back into last season, they’ve not drawn any of their last ten league matches (W7, L3). Leeds found the net in nine of those ten, scoring 2.0 goals on average across those fixtures.
Interesting game in prospect and our tipsters are tipping both teams to score and the game to record over 1.5 goals and you can bet on this on Betpay with incredible odds.
Prediction: Everton 2-1 Leeds