Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparison

(45) 36 Goals 32 (52)
(32) 25 Assists 19 (38)
(6.5) 6.8 Average Ratings 6.8 (6.7)
30.1 Average Age 27.5
182.4 Average Height (cm) 185
(0.7) 1 Shots pg 1 (1)
(58%) 55% Aerial Duel Success 53% (52%)
(0.9) 0.8 Dribbles pg 0.8 (0.6)
(1.6) 1.3 Tackles pg 1 (1)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Premier League.

Missing Players

Everton
Aston Villa
Player Reason Status Rating
Abdoulaye Doucouré Out 6.78
Jean-Philippe Gbamin Out 6
Michael Keane Doubtful 6.92
Player Reason Status Rating
Trézéguet Out 6.83
Morgan Sanson Out 6.2
Jack Grealish Out 7.56

Team News

Everton
Aston Villa
  • Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Andre Gomes, Fabian Delph and Yerry Mina all returned from injury to feature in Everton's win away to Arsenal last time out, while Bernard was an unused substitute.
  • Carlo Ancelotti remains without Jean-Philippe Gbamin and Abdoulaye Doucoure for Saturday's welcome of Aston Villa and Michael Keane will need to be assessed after missing out against Arsenal with a hamstring injury.
  • Tom Davies and Mina are certainly options if Ancelotti wants to freshen things up but Everton have had enough of a break to name an unchanged side.
  • Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish looks set to miss out once again for Dean Smith's side, as his curious spell on the sidelines goes on.
  • Wesley made his long-awaited return from injury from Aston Villa last weekend but probably won't be considered for a start until next season.
  • Keinan Davis would certainly be ahead of Wesley in the pecking order for a start after coming off the bench and scoring his first Premier League goal last time out and could get the nod with both Bertrand Traore and Anwar El Ghazi flattering to deceive.
  • That could see Ollie Watkins move wide on the left, while Jacob Ramsey could also come in for Ross Barkley, though the latter will be desperate to face his boyhood club.
  • Matty Cash is back from suspension for the away side and should reclaim his starting spot at right-back from veteran Ahmed El Mohamady.

Prediction

  • Everton beat Arsenal 1-0 at the Emirates last weekend to end a winless run of six games in all competitions.
  • Aston Villa required a last-gasp equaliser against midland rivals West Brom last weekend. Dean Smith's side have only won two of their last 11 matches in the Premier League.
  • You have to say momentum is certainly with Everton to finish the season strongly compared to Villa, who have generally struggled without captain Jack Grealish in recent weeks.
  • Unless Grealish returns soon, Villa's season is in danger of ending on a relatively flat note, if it hasn't already. They still have Tottenham, Chelsea and Manchester United to play this season.
  • Everton haven't lost a Premier League home match against Villa since 2008 and are favourites for all three points on Saturday.
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User Predictions

Comments (5)

 
  • Omg, is Grealish's injury that bad? He's missed half season already.

  • I always fail betting in favor of Everton. Hope this time I am not wrong again. A win for Everton should be possible seen the chance they have now with all the remaining fixtures to finish ahead of their bitter enemy Liverpool this year.