Everton and Newcastle United lock horns in this Premier League clash on Thursday night at Goodison Park in what has been a contrasting change of fortunes for both sides since they last met.
The Toffees sit outside the relegation zone on goal difference following just one win in six league games since Frank Lampard took over, which includes a 1-0 defeat to Wolves on Sunday. And they must now aim to take points off Eddie Howe’s Newcastle, who finally saw their remarkable nine game unbeaten run come to an end against Chelsea just four days ago.
The Magpies had won six of their previous nine matches ahead of the 1-0 loss to the Blues to move up to 14th and 10 points clear of the relegation zone, which included a victory over tonight’s opponents. This fixture has huge significance for Everton with it being one of their three games in hand, after the original fixture from December 30 was postponed due to a high number of Covid-19 cases and injuries in the Magpies squad.
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When is Everton vs Newcastle?
Everton vs Newcastle will kick-off at 7:45pm on Thursday March 17 at Goodison Park.
The last meeting between these two sides came in the reverse league fixture on February 8, when Lampard’s first league game in charge of the Toffees ended in a 3-1 defeat at St. James’ Park.
The visitors had taken the lead after 36 minutes through a Jamaal Lascelles own goal but just a minute later, Mason Holgate conceded in his own net to level the tie, before second half goals from Ryan Fraser and Kieran Trippier handed the hosts all three points.
How to watch
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Everton vs Newcastle odds from Betfred
- Everton – 11/8
- Draw – 12/5
- Newcastle – 11/5
*odds subject to change
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