Kick-off: 1230, 30/01/2021
Stadium: Goodison Park
TV: BT Sport
Everton’s target this season is to qualify for Europe and seeing off the likes of Newcastle at home is essential to achieving that aim.
The Magpies have lost five straight Premier League fixtures, although they did at least show a bit more attacking intent when beaten by Leeds in midweek.
These sides have produced some entertaining encounters in recent times, with 17 goals scored in their last five meetings.
Let’s go with 13/10 for a home win and over 2.5 goals in this match for our first Everton vs Newcastle prediction.
A Look At Everton’s Betting Odds
Everton missed out on the chance to climb into the top four when drawing 1-1 with Leicester here on Wednesday, but that was still a decent effort against the in-form Foxes.
James Rodriguez’s brilliant 30th-minute strike was cancelled out when Jordan Pickford’s blunder allowed Youri Tielemans to equalise midway through the second half.
Carlo Ancelotti refused to blame the keeper and instead turned his thoughts to breaking down Newcastle.
The Italian said: “I think the result is fair and when the result is fair, we have to be happy.
“My team competed, we were able to score a fantastic goal with James and then we needed to defend.
“Leicester are a good team with the ball but we defended quite well. After they equalised, we had opportunities to win but honestly, I think the result is fair.
“I spoke with the players saying that the point is good if we are able to win on Saturday, so we are focused on Saturday.”
The Toffees had won six of their previous nine league games and will be confident of picking up maximum points here.
It is worth noting that both teams have scored in the last five renewals of this fixture, though.
That makes 5/2 for a home win and each side to hit the target stand out from the Everton vs Newcastle odds.
Last Everton line-up: Pickford, Holgate, Keane, Digne, Mina, Godfrey, Rodriguez, Gomes, Davies, Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin.
A Look At Newcastle United’s Betting Odds
Newcastle have picked up just two points in nine top-flight fixtures following Tuesday’s 2-1 loss to Leeds at St James’ Park.
United did at least end a run of over seven and a half hours without a goal during a positive second-half performance.
Miguel Almiron brought the Magpies briefly level on 57 minutes, while Allan Saint-Maximin caught the eye after coming off the bench.
Defender Fabian Schar told NUFC TV: “We are believing and I’m sure we also know the quality we have in the team. Now it’s finding confidence again.
“We are making mistakes which normally do not happen because we are not full of confidence – and when results are not good, that’s normal.
“But it’s a situation where we have to deal with it and just go on to the next one and try even better.”
This is a tough place to start any fightback, though, and the visitors may struggle to cope with Everton’s talented front men.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin has scored five times in four starts against the Magpies, so 22/1 for him to net first in a 3-1 home win is added to our Everton vs Newcastle betting tips.
Last Newcastle line-up: Darlow, Schar, Lascelles, Lewis, Shelvey, Hayden, Hendrick, Fraser, Murphy, Almiron, Wilson.
EVERTON 1-1 Leicester – James Rodriguez
NEWCASTLE 1-2 Leeds – Miguel Almiron
Head-to-head: Newcastle 2-1 Everton, Everton 2-2 Newcastle, Newcastle 1-2 Everton, Newcastle 3-2 Everton, Everton 1-1 Newcastle
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