Newcastle United v Everton betting tips – Toffees can return to winning ways
Lukaku can score for Toffee
December 24th, 2015
Had Jamie Vardy not be scoring at an exceptional rate this season, all eyes would instead be on Everton striker Romelu Lukaku, the player finding the back of the net no less than 13 times in this season’s Premier League campaign so far.
The Belgian pulled Everton level last weekend following a Leicester penalty, however the Toffees couldn’t get anything from this home clash at Goodison Park, the Premier League leaders heading home with all three points in the bag thanks to a 3-2 away win. Can Everton immediately bounce back by winning against a Magpies side who appear to have turned a corner recently? We think that they can and Lukaku will likely play a part in an Everton win this weekend. Back Romelu Lukaku on the anytime goalscorer market at 5/4 with Sky Bet.
Looking at Newcastle United, their season really has been a mixed bag. A 3-0 thrashing to Leicester City at St James’ Park and a 5-1 demolition at the hands of Crystal Palace suggested that the Magpies were destined for a season of struggle in the relegation zone. This scenario completely changed in December with a 2-0 win over Liverpool kick-starting a fight-back which contained a 2-1 win away to Spurs and a decent enough 1-1 draw with Villa. The Magpies are thus unbeaten in their last three Premier League games and will be brimming with confidence ahead of this clash.
Can it lift them to a win against a decent Toffees side though? We don’t believe so. Everton may have struggled with inconsistency throughout the season so far, although their form away from Goodison Park is more impressive with just one away defeat since the start of the campaign, this being a 2-1 loss to high-flying Arsenal.
In complete contrast, the Magpies have won just twice on home turf this season and will almost certainly struggle against an Everton team who aren’t in the slightest bit homesick.
Despite returning some excellent results of late, Newcastle are still dangerously close to the dreaded drop zone and failure to get any points at home this weekend will perhaps send them deeper into trouble.