Everton will be hosting Boreham Wood for the 5th round of the FA Cup. This will be the first time that Boreham Wood will be playing against a team from the top-flight. This has happened a total of seven times since 1925-1926. However, only one non-league side has managed to beat a club from the top-flight that is Lincoln City defeating Burnley in 2016-17.
Everton are experiencing mixed results as they are playing well but are not able to get the desired results. However, every Everton fan will be confident before entering this fixture as there are very small odds of Boreham Wood actually defeating them. Nevertheless, the Toffees have to be cautious and at their best as if they lose concentration, they might get hurt.
Everton Form in all competitions: W L W L L
Boreham Wood will have to be very brave and courageous whilst facing the Toffees at Goodison Park. They will be playing there against all odds. They might have to sit back against a very strong Everton side. Boreham Wood will have to be patient for their chances to come as Everton might make it very difficult for the Wood.
Boreham Wood Form in all competitions: L W L D W
Everton vs Boreham Wood: The Toffees team news
Everton welcomed Abdoulaye Doucoure and Demarai Gray in training and also played their part against Manchester City. Doucoure put in a strong performance against City and fans will be rooting to see more of him. Gray might not play the full but he can feature against Boreham Wood.
Donny van de Beek had to go off the pitch as he faced discomfort. The manager Frank Lampard remains optimistic that it was just a cramp and nothing more than that. Whereas Dominic Calvert-Lewin suffered an adductor injury just before Everton’s clash against City. He will be missing the fixture against Boreham Wood also. Moreover, Yerry Mina, Ben Godfrey, Fabian Delph, and Tom Davies all remain doubts.
Everton possible starting lineup
Asmir Begovic; Nathan Patterson, Vitalii Mykolenko, Jarrad Branthwaite, Mason Holgate; Allan, Abdoulaye Doucoure, Andros Townsend; Demarai Gray, Anthony Gordon, Richarlison
Boreham Wood vs Everton: The Wood team news
Boreham Wood have no injury scares and are expected to face Everton with the same squad they named against Bournemouth. Boden looks like the dangerous man who can be lethal inside the opposition box. Everton will have to stop the crosses from Boreham Wood as they get a good number of players inside the opposition box.
Boreham Wood’s possible starting lineup
Taye Ashby-Hammond; William Evans, David Stephens, Connor Stevens; Kane Smith, Joshua Rees, Frankie Raymond, Mark Ricketts, Jacob Mendy; Scott Boden, Tyrone Marsh.
Everton 2-0 Boreham Wood
Everton will control the game as they have much more quality in their squad than Boreham Wood. The visitors are likely to be too cautious while facing the Toffees. However, if they want a result they have to be brave. Everton will also have the home advantage which will certainly take away most of the odds on their side.
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