Everton had a nightmare first Premier League outing under Frank Lampard going down 3-1 at Newcastle as they were outfought and outclassed by the Magpies. The result leaves them just two points above Norwich the current side in 18th. The Merseyside outfit need to pick up some points quickly having grabbed just one from their last six. Defence is their biggest issue as they have not kept a clean sheet in ten.
At Goodison Park, the Toffees need to improve with just four points here from their last seven matches. Three of the last four and four of the last six in front of their own fans have seen both teams net. They have managed just two first-half goals from their last seven here. Anthony Gordon grabbed a brace in his last home start while Demari Gray has two in four at Goodison.
Leeds continued their up and down form of late with a 3-3 draw at Aston Villa which saw Dan James grab a brace. United have two victories, one draw and two defeats in their last five in the Premier League. They sit six points above Norwich in 18th and are very much involved in the relegation battle. A victory here would move them seven points above the Toffees and put the Goodison side in huge trouble.
Away from Elland Road, that 3-3 draw with Villa stretched their unbeaten road run to two although it is just two away wins all season. The last four away ties for the Yorkshire outfit have produced a remarkable 24 goals with Leeds netting eight of these. Dan James grabbed a brace at Villa Park in midweek while Jack Harrison has three in two. Leeds have managed just one road clean sheet this campaign.
Everton vs Leeds: Match Stats
Everton were poor in midweek and they can be taken on against a Leeds side who were bright and lively in a 3-3 draw with Aston Villa on Wednesday. The Toffees have lost each of their last four in the league and Frank Lampard is not the best coach to try and address a defence shipping goals. Take the visitors to build on recent positive results against Aston Villa and West Ham in the draw no bet market.
Raphina did not score in midweek but he is at the heart of most good things Leeds do as well as being on penalties. The Brazilian will have seen the way Allen Saint-Maximin torched the Everton defence last time out and will fancy his chances of doing the same. Backing him to score at any time looks great value especially as he has three in three versus the Toffees.
Everton vs Leeds: Squawka Says
Scoreline prediction: Everton 1-2 Leeds
Everton vs Leeds: Odds
Everton vs Leeds: Head to Head
21 August 2021- Leeds 2-2 Everton- Premier League
3 February 2021- Leeds 1-2 Everton- Premier League
28 November 2020- Everton 0-1 Leeds- Premier League
25 September 2012- Leeds 2-1 Everton- League Cup
13 April 2004- Leeds 1-1 Everton- Premier League
The reverse meeting between these sides came back in August at Elland Road and finished in a 2-2 draw. Raphina has a good record against Everton with three goals in three meetings while Dominic Calvert-Lewin has two in the last three head-to-heads. The team hosting the fixture has failed to win any of their three recent clashes.