Match Prediction, Odds & Free Tips
On Saturday evening, Premier League Everton will be looking to avoid a potential banana skin as the men from Merseyside travel to Championship Hull City in the FA Cup third round.
The Toffees head into this game in dire need of a victory to lift spirits. The fans are losing patience with head coach Rafa Benitez after just one win in their last 12 games in all competitions. The signing of young Ukrainian full-back Vitaly Mykolenko looks to be a step in the right direction. The men from Merseyside are also reported to be close to signing young Scottish full-back Nathan Patterson from Rangers.
It has been well documented that Everton have failed to win silverware since this competition back in 1995. That is the Toffees longest run without a trophy in their long history. Just winning this game would be a start for the bewildered visitors.
The Tigers are in 19th place in the Championship table, just four points clear of the relegation zone after a four-game run without a victory. This game offers the home side a break from the vigour’s of a relegation battle and a chance to cause a shock, albeit a minor one considering the away team’s recent Premier League form.
The team from Humberside have a poor recent record in the FA Cup, winning just two of their previous six matches in the famous old competition. Last season, City only made it to the second round of the competition after losing to Stevenage in a penalty shootout.
Hull vs Everton Team News
Hull have no reported injury problems. Everton once again looks set to be Yerry Mina, Richarlison and Tom Davies due to injuries. Mykolenko could make his debut for the visitors. Patterson could also make his debut if he completes his move on time.
Hull vs Everton Match Prediction
This has all the hallmarks of a classic giant-killing. However, we are backing Everton to record a narrow victory.
PREDICTION – Everton WIN
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LONG TERM TRENDS
In the 2020/21 Premier League season 66% of Everton’s games ended Over 1.5 goals and 42% of games ended Over 2.5 goals. 58% of Everton’s home games ended with both teams scoring.