Match: Everton vs Leeds United (Premier League)
Venue: Goodison Park
Time/Date: 18:30 (Saturday, November 28).
At 18:30 today, November 28, 2020, Leeds United and Everton football club will go head to head at Goodison Park in a Premier League match that would have generated more buzz if the two teams still have the form they started the season with.
For instance, in Leeds United’s first Premier League match of the season, the newly promoted club almost stunned the reigning champions of the league, Liverpool. The reigning Premier League champions struggled to beat them 4-3 on September 12.
After the match, Leeds United attracted a lot of attention and they were looking like a team to beat. They proved that their match against Liverpool wasn’t a fluke by beating Fulham 4-3 and Sheffield United 1-0. Leeds United crowned it all by playing a 1-1 draw with Manchester City on October 3.
Since then, Leeds United have recorded 3 defeats, one victory, and a draw. Their performance has become so inconsistent that they have ended up in the 15th spot on the league table with 11 points in 9 games.
As for Everton, there was a point in the season where they were enjoying an unbeaten run and were topping the league table. However, such an unbelievable run did not last for too long as they have been forced down from the top with 3 defeats and a draw in 9 league games. They are currently occupying the 6th spot on the league table with 16 points.
So, tonight’s encounter between Everton and Leeds United is an encounter between two teams that are trying to find their rhythm in the season. And the interesting part is that the two teams need the win badly. Leeds need the win to avoid joining the relegation battle which they are seven points away from. While Everton need to win to return to reckoning as far as the battle for the top four is concerned.
Everton Premier League form: WDLLLW
Leeds United Premier League form: DLWLLD
Everton vs Leeds United: Team News
Coach Carlos Ancelotti might stick with the five defenders formation that he used against Fulham last weekend which saw Alex Iwobi replace Seamus Coleman as a wing-back. Seamus is still out with an injury.
Lucas Digne will not also be available for Everton as he is still battling to recover from ankle ligaments which he sustained during training a few days ago. Besides Seamus and Digne, Ancelotti does not have any major injury worry.
While Leeds United will have Rodrigo Moreno to select ahead of tonight’s Premier League match. He has fully recovered from coronavirus and he has been battling to gain match fitness.
Besides Moreno’s fitness issue, Leeds United’s coach Marcelo Alberto Bielsa has no major injury worry and might stick with the lineup that earned him a 0-0 draw against Arsenal last weekend.
💬 "You always want to compete against the big boys" Mateusz looks ahead to our trip to Goodison Park— Leeds United (@LUFC) November 27, 2020
Everton probable starting lineup:
Pickford; Godfrey, Mina, Keane; Iwobi, Allan, Doucoure, Kenny; Rodriguez, Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison
Leeds United probable starting lineup:
Meslier; Ayling, Koch, Cooper, Alioski; Raphinha, Dallas, Phillips, Klich, Harrison; Bamford
Prediction: Everton 3: Leeds United 1