There’s every chance a proper football match could break out tonight at Goodison Park. Everton will be looking to get back to winning ways after their heartbreaking loss in the Derby and followed it up with a toothless draw midweek against Newcastle. Watford FC meanwhile have frittered away an excellent start to the season and will be looking to get some measure of revenge for their assumed slight for the Blues’ approach for Marco Silva last season.
Date and start time: Sunday, December 10th at 12:00pm PT / 3:00pm ET / 8:00pm BST
Stadium: Goodison Park, Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
Weather: 47°F/8°C, partly cloudy, 0% chance of precipitation, 4 mph winds
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Information from LiveSoccerTV.com
Starting XI: Pickford; Digne, Mina, Keane, Coleman; Gomes, Gueye; Bernard, Sigurdsson, Walcott; Richarlison
Subs: Stekelenburg, Baines, Zouma, Davies, Lookman, Calvert-Lewin, Tosun
Starting XI: Foster; Kiko Femenía, Kabasele, Cathcart, Holebas; Sema, Quina, Doucouré, Pereyra; Success, Deeney.
Subs: Gomes, Mariappa, Masina, Wilmot, Chalobah, Deulofeu, Okaka
The last time the two sides met at Goodison we had a five-goal thriller, with the Blues making a furious comeback from two goals down to tie it up late. Then Leighton Baines dispatched a penalty to push Everton into the lead only for Jordan Pickford to concede a penalty in time added on, and former Blue Tom Cleverley went on to place it wide to give Dave Unsworth his first win. That epic second half lasted an unbelievable 58 minutes!
Richarlison had opened the scoring for the Hornets in that game, and happily for the Toffees he’ll be in blue tonight. Watford did nip Everton 1-0 in their last meeting back in February this year, with captain Troy Deeney scoring in an awful football game.