Everton eyes first win

Everton eyes first win

Everton and Sheffield United eyes to finally get their first win in the Premier League, as they remain winless in their campaign. However, when it comes to the league table, Sheffield is the one in a better place, being at the 17th. As for Everton, they are at the most bottom of the league table, due to their goal difference. Moreover, these two teams are no longer new to each other, as they already met for 135 times across all contests. From those matches, it was Everton who holds a slight advantage, winning 55 matches, while Sheffield won 49 games. The first meeting between these two teams was recorded in 1983, so it is no longer a surprise how many games these two teams had. This meeting between these two teams is on September 2, 2023, at 7:30 PM (GMT+8), with Sheffield as hosts.

Everton

Premier League: Everton
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Everton remains to be winless in the Premier League, losing their first three matches in the contests. They recently had a 1-0 loss against Wolverhampton Wanderers, which was played at home. Fortunately though, they built confidence from their win in the Carabao Cup. It was a 2-1 win for them against Doncaster Rovers, courtesy of Beto, and Arnaut Danjuma. Moreover, when it comes to going against Sheffield, it seems like Everton is doing well recently. The format of this game works for their advantage, as they are unbeaten in their last four away games against their opponent. Additionally, they have yet to score a single goal in the Premier League, which will no longer work for them. If they want to escape the bottom of the league table, they need to work hard to finally score a win here.

There are many injured players coming into this match, due to their own injuries. Dominic Calvert-Lewi, Seamus Coleman, Alex Iwobi, Dele Alli, and Jack Harrison, are all suffering from their respective injuries. Meanwhile, Dwight McNeil, and Andre Gomes have slim chances of returning in this match.

Sheffield United

Premier League: Sheffield United
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Sheffield is no better as they are also winless in their campaign, with a one-goal margin. They suffered a narrow loss against Manchester City on their last game at home. Jayden Bogle equalized the goal of Erling Haaland, but Man City pulled off a win, courtesy of Rodri. This loss is not surprising though as they have are not doing well in their recent Premier League campaigns. In fact, in their last 44 games in the Premier League, they suffered 35 losses. Additionally, when going against Everton, they are actually winless in their last four home meetings. This means that even with a home advantage, they still cannot get a home advantage from it. In their three games in the contest, they were able to score two goals, which somehow boost their confidence here.

Injury keeps on adding insult for Sheffield United, where Ben Osborn withdrawn due to groin injury, as he was withdrawn. Additionally, they are also without Daniel Jennison, Max Lowe, Rhys Norrington-Davies, Rhian Brewster, and John Flek due to injuries.

Prediction:

Draw
Odds: -0.87

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