The Game Week 25 of the Premier League will take place over the weekend starting on Saturday. This GW will feature Everton taking on Leeds on Saturday, 12th February at 08:30 PM IST. The fixture will take place at Goodison Park and hence, will be an away game for the Whites.
Everton are currently sitting 16th in the PL and are coming from a thrashing 1-3 defeat against Newcastle United. The Toffees are currently on a horrible run of form, as manager Frank Lampard requires time to settle in with his new players.
Everton Premier League form: D L L L L
On the other hand, Leeds are currently sitting 15th, with a four-point gap between the two teams. The Whites are coming from a hard-fought 3-3 draw against Aston Villa. A win at the Goodison will take Marcelo Bielsa’s team to 13th place, just below Leicester.
Leeds Premier League form: L W W L D
Everton vs Leeds: The Toffees’ team news and injury updates:
The Merseyside team will be without Abdoulaye Doucoure, Tom Davies, Fabian Delph, and Ben Godfrey, with the latter to remain out for another month with a thigh issue. Yerry Mina and Demarai Gray also picked up injuries after the Newcastle game.
Vitaly Mykolenko is doubtful due to illness hence, Jonjoe Kenny may be seen playing on the left-hand side. Dele Alli and Donny van de Beek could also take up spots in the starting-11.
Everton Predicted Lineup:
Pickford; Coleman, Holgate, Keane, Kenny; Allan, Van de Beek; Townsend, Alli, Richarlison; Calvert-Lewin
Everton vs Leeds: The Whites’ team news and injury updates:
The team continues to miss Patrick Bamford, Kalvin Phillips, Liam Cooper, and Sam Greenwood. Mateusz Klich remains doubtful after a knock against Villa. As a result, Adam Forshaw can take his spot alongside Robin Koch.
On the positive side, Junior Firpo has high chances of featuring after recovering from a thigh problem. Jamie Shackleton will be in contention to start, with Bielsa likely to stick with the same side that faced Villa.
Leeds Predicted Lineup:
Meslier; Ayling, Llorente, Struijk, Dallas; Koch, Forshaw; Raphinha, Rodrigo, Harrison; James
Our score predictions: Everton 2-1 Leeds
Known for his attacking tactics, Frank Lampard will put serious work into the team’s offence. Returning Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Alli and van de Beek can pose tremendous threats on the usually shaky Leeds’ defence. However, Bielsa’s men will not shy away from attacking with the likes of Raphinha, Dan James, and Jack Harrison ready to cause trouble in an offence versus offence game.
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