Preview - Everton vs Wolves 01 September 19

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Match Day 4
Everton vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers
Sunday, September 1st 2019
22:00pm (GMT+8 Timing)
Stadium: Goodison Park

Last five matches form: W D D W L
Average goals per match (18/19): 1.42
Average goals against per match (18/19): 1.21
Top Scorer (18/19): Gylfi Sigurdsson & Richarlison (13

Wolverhampton Wanderers:
Last five matches form: W L D D D
Average goals per match (18/19): 1.24
Average goals against per match (18/19): 1.21
Top Scorer (18/19): Raúl Jiménez (13)

Following a passable start to the season, week three brought Everton's first real disappointment as they suffered defeat away to Premier League new boys Aston Villa. Marco Silva's men will be looking to bounce back in this home game as Nuno Espirito Santo brings his Wolves side to Goodison Park.

Wolves held the edge in this game last season - being held to a 2-2 draw at home, but running out impressive 3-1 winners here at Goodison.

Wolves have at least been consistent in their opening fixtures, drawing all three games so far. Whilst a point away at Leicester and at home to Man United were reasonable results, a home game against Burnley is one which they would usually expect to be winning. They were second best for long periods in that clash with Sean Dyche's men and were pretty lucky not to lose in the end.

Everton meanwhile were one of our fancies to do well this season, but haven't impressed us at all as yet, with Idrissa Guaye looking to have left a huge hole in the middle of the park Jean-Philippe Gbamin must be pushing for a start to take up that holding midfield role.

One of the tougher games of the week to call this one, between two sides who are yet to hit full stride. The fact that Everton are at home though may just about swing things in their favour.

Prediction: Everton 2 - 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers


Half time: 2 - 1
Full time: 3 - 2
Shots:  15 - 8
Shots on target: 6 - 5
Corner Kicks: 7 - 7
Possession: 59% - 41%

Fabian Delph was the only player booked for the home side. Ruben Vinagre, Raul Jimenez, Ryan Bennett and Pedro Neto of Wolves also had their names taken by referee Anthony Taylor, whilst Willy Boly was dismissed for a second yellow card in the fourth minute of added on time.

Everton struck first in just in the fifth minute via a goal which was almost entirely of Wolves making. Conor Coady and Rui Patricio making a real hash of dealing with a harmless looking situation in the left of the area. Patricio playing the ball off Moise Kean and into the path of Richarlison around 16 yards from goal. Richarlison firing an effort into the ground and up into the top right.

The lead lasted for only four minutes. Adama Traore beating Lucas Digne all ends up down the right and playing a dangerous low ball into the area. The ball falling kindly for Roman Saiss to stab home from five yards.

The frenetic start to the game continued, as just three minutes later the home side regained the lead. Gylfi Sigurdsson found on the right and playing an excellent cross into the area. Alex Iwobi arriving around six yards out towards the back post, nodding back across goal and in down the middle. 2-1 at the break.

Wolves then clawed themselves level for a second time in the 75th minute. A long throw in from the left being flicked on by Willy Boly in the area and finding Raúl Jiménez arriving to nod home from a few yards at the far post. The forward receiving a boot to the face for his trouble.

Then ten minutes from time the home side won it. Digne making space down the left to play in a cross. Richarlison meeting it around eight yards from goal and towards the near post to direct a superb header into the bottom right.

3-2 final score.

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