Everton vs Aston Villa 10/18/2014 Free English Premier League Soccer Pick and Preview
Aston Villa vs Everton
Saturday 18th October 2014 15:00(GMT)
The Line: Everton 3/5 Draw 3/1 Aston Villa 13/2 See the Latest Odds
TV: NBC Sport
Having lost three of their last five Everton find themselves in the bottom four in the league table and are in danger of falling into a relegation battle this early in the season. Injuries to key players like Seamus Coleman and James Mccarthy hasnt helped but a win on Saturday could move the Toffees up to as high as eleventh in the table and Roberto Martinez side must be looking at this game as a must win. Lukaku and Naismith have yet to start firing on all cylinders as a partnership but the latter is having one of the best starts to a season in his career thus far. The presure of becoming Evertons all time record signing may be weighing on Lukaku at the moment but I cant help but feel its only a matter of time before the big belgian starts firing in the goals and fires Everton up the league table in the process.
Aston Villa started the season like a team possessed winning three of their first four including an away win against Liverpool. But the Villans have come back down to earth with a bang losing three on the trot to Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester City. But the Birmingham clubs season will not be defined by their results against those sides it will be however defined by their games against teams like Everton who should sit mid table at the end of the season. Villa have benefitted from the addition to Roy Keane to the backroom staff and the return of Christian Benteke from a long term injury will be welcomed greatly by Villa fans. Agbonlahor, Weimann and Benteke will give any team problems. The loss of Fabian Delph may mean that Weimann moves to the wing and Benteke goes through the center but Delphs loss will be felt by Villa as the young Englishman had started the season very well.
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This game could well come down to which Belgian striker hits the net more as Benteke and Lukaku go head to head for their respective clubs. Personally I have been impressed with how Villa have played this season in any of the games I have seen, even in defeat to Manchester City the team played well and were unlucky to lose. I am going to take both teams to score here as I think Everton have had troubles defensively and that Villa can get at them at the back, on the opposite side Lukaku and Naismith should be able to get the toffees on the scoresheet. Follow me on twitter@antonpippo