Everton – West Bromwich Albion
Everton hosts West Bromwich Albion at the Goodison Park in a match from the second round of the Premier League. The Toffees will seek a second win in their second game in the Prem, so let’s preview it.
Everton started their Premier League campaign in the best way possible. Carlo Ancelotti’s team had the tough task to visit Tottenham Hotspur in the capital, but they managed to secure a 1-0 win in London. The only goal in the game was scored in the 55th minute when Dominic Calvert-Lewin put the ball in after an assist from Lucas Digne.
Everton’s new star signing James Rodriguez made his official debut for the club. The Colombian midfielder started the game, but he was replaced by Tom Davies in the last few minutes. Theo Walcott and Bernard were left on the bench and they didn’t play against Spurs.
West Bromwich Albion had a tough experience in their first game for the 2020/21 season. The newcomers hosted Leicester City, but got dominated by the Foxes and suffered a 0-3 defeat. Slaven Bilic’ team tried everything, but they quickly got reminded it’s a whole different level in the Premier League.
Because of this poor performance, most likely Bilic will be doing some changes in his team. Players like Robson-Kanu, Edwards and Harper entered the pitch as substitutions against Leicester, so maybe they will have a chance to start in the next game. The experienced striker Charlie Austin is another option for the Croatian manager.
That’s our preview for the Premier League clash between Everton and West Bromwich Albion at the Goodison Park on Saturday. These two teams started the new season in a totally different way, so their levels of confidence would be different as well. Everton are the favourites, but let’s see if W.B.A. can respond to what happened last week.