Everton and Watford face at Goodison Park, Liverpool, in a match valid for the round of 16 of the English League Cup.
Looking at the history of clashes between the two teams, you can see that Everton has a great advantage: in the last 15 Premier League games, the home team has won 9 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses. The teams have faced each other this season: Everton beat Watford 1-0.
Everton comes unmotivated for this match after losing 3-2 at Brighton, adding their third defeat in the last four games: the goals of the team were scored by Calvert-Lewin and Webster (golc contra). To reach this stage of the League Cup, the home club eliminated Lincoln and Sheffield Wednesday. One of the biggest problems of this team is in the backward sector, having conceded an average of 1.8 goals per game, in the last 10 matches. 50% of these games ended with more than two goals in the final score.
Unsurprisingly, coach Marco Silva should keep the team in 4-3-3, privileging ball possession and organized attacks, especially through law: Walcott is very fast and competent in driving the ball into the offense. Offensive Calvert-Lewin is Everton's top scorer in 5-goal competition. For this match the home coach will not be able to count on Mina and Gbamin, both with physical problems.
Watford comes for this match after a goalless draw at home to Bournemouth, thus adding the fourth game in a row without tasting the taste of victory. Their last triumph was precisely in the League Cup when they beat Swansea 2-1. It is important to remember that in the second round of this competition, the visitors had beaten Coventry. Like the opponent in this game, Watford's big problem is the defensive sector: they have conceded an average of 1.8 goals per game in the previous 10 matches.
In this away match, the coach Quique Sánchez Flores should take the 4-3-3, favoring the defensive organization and the counterattacks on the sides. Argentina midfielder Roberto Pereyra is Watford's top scorer in official competition with 2 goals. On the other hand, we highlight the importance of Deulofeu, a very fast and very strong player in the counterattack. Out of this game are Troy Deeney and Welbeck, both with physical problems.
Watford FC haven't won in their last 4 games.
When playing at home, Everton FC have not lost to Watford FC in their last 7 encounters.
Watford FC haven't won any of their last 5 away matches.
Everton FC wins 1st half in 28% of their matches, Watford FC in 28% of their matches.
Everton FC wins 28% of halftimes, Watford FC wins 28%.
In the last 5 meetings Everton FC won 2, Watford FC won 2, 1 draws.
The winner of their last meeting was Everton FC.
On their last meeting Everton FC won by 1 goals.
Everton FC scores 1.2 goals in a match against Watford FC and Watford FC scores 1.2 goals against Everton FC (on average).
Everton FC scores 1.41 goals when playing at home and Watford FC scores 1.15 goals when playing away (on average).
Average number of goals in meetings between Everton FC and Watford FC is 2.4.
When Everton FC leads 1-0 at home, they win in 85% of their matches.
When Watford FC leads 0-1 away, they win in 61% of their matches.
When Everton FC is down 0-1 home, they win 0% of their matches.
When Watford FC is down 1-0 away, they win 7% of their matches.
Average number of goals in the first half in meetings between Everton FC and Watford FC is 0.4.
During the last 7 meetings with Everton FC playing at home, Everton FC have won 5 times, there have been 2 draws while Watford FC have won 0 times. The goal difference is 15-9 in favour of Everton FC.
During the last 13 meetings, Everton FC have won 7 times, there have been 3 draws while Watford FC have won 3 times. The goal difference is 24-16 in favour of Everton FC.