Everton vs Stoke City 12/26/2014 Premier League Preview, Odds and Prediction
Stoke City vs Everton
Friday 26th December 2014 15:00(GMT)
The Line: Everton 83/100 Draw 13/5 Stoke City 4/1 See the Latest Odds
TV: Bein Sports ; NBC Sports
Everton take on Stoke City at Goodison Park with both team looking to bounce back from disappointing defeats last weekend. Everton in particular were poor against Southampton and Roberto Martinez will want his team to put in a strong performance. Eto and Lukaku will be key figures for the toffees with Naismith and Mirallas also prevalent going forward! Defensively everton have struggled this season and at home they started the season poorly but are unbeaten at home in their last five. They take on a Stoke team here that have lost four of the last six away from home and Everton will be looking for a positive result to move them back up the table.
Stoke City come into this game off Monday night's loss to league leading Chelsea, stoke have struggled at times the last two months and have really struggles away from home although their home form is patchy at best this year as well. With only two points seperating these two a win here for Stoke could see them leap frog Everton in the league table. Peter Crouch and jonaton walters will be the main attacking threats for Stoke with Bojan the main creative influence. This is a tough stoke team but they may find the going hard here on Friday as a trip to Goodison Park is never an easy fixture.
Taking Everton here as I think they are the stronger side with the better squad and home advantage. I expect Stoke to give them a good game but I just this Everton have slightly more in the locker and should be able to come away with all three points here.