Sports Mole previews Saturday’s Premier League clash between Everton and Leeds United, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
Two relegation-threatened teams lock horns at Goodison Park on Saturday as Everton play host to Leeds United in the Premier League.
While the Toffees have only won three of their 11 top-flight matches on home soil so far this season, the Whites have picked up maximum points just once in 11 league fixtures on the road.
Just 18 seconds after James Tarkowski struck the post with a header, a devastating Liverpool counter-attack resulted in Mohamed Salah tapping home a simple finish – largely thanks to the bizarre positioning of Jordan Pickford – before Conor Coady allowed a low-driven cross to reach Cody Gakpo to net his first Reds goal in the second half.
Everton have now lost 12 of their 22 Premier League matches this season and they remain in the relegation zone, sitting in 18th place, although only one point separates them from Saturday’s opponents Leeds in 17th.
Goals have been hard to come by for the Toffees so far this season as they have found the net just 16 times in the Premier League, fewer than any other team in the division, and they have drawn a blank on nine occasions.
However, Everton have scored in nine of their last 10 encounters with Leeds, including a comfortable 3-0 home victory last season, and Dyche will be hoping for the Goodison Park faithful to provide another raucous atmosphere to spur on his side towards a much-needed three points this weekend.