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Everton vs Watford - Match Preview

10 Dec 2018 Ed Mackey ENGLAND: Premier League
ENGLAND: Premier League

Everton FC

  • W
  • D
  • W
  • L
  • D


20:00 GMT
10 December 2018

Watford FC

  • L
  • D
  • L
  • L
  • L

20:00 GMT 10 December 2018

The Premier League is known across Europe for how busy it becomes around Christmas and the hectic schedule is underway. Everton play host to Watford on Monday night as both sides look to consolidate top half places.


  • Everton will be really pleased with their state of affairs so far this season as they sit 7th in the league with the chance to go above Manchester United with a win against Watford. Despite winning just two of their last six, they are in a very good position, currently occupying the title of “the best of the rest”. They were forced to come from behind against Newcastle last time out, drawing 1-1.
  • Watford began the campaign in much the same way as Everton but have fallen off in recent weeks, leaving them outside the top half in 13th. Even though they have failed to win in their last five league games, they are still only three points away from the Toffees so a win would take them level on points. They put up a decent fight against Man City in their last game, losing just 2-1.
  • Richarlison, who Everton obviously signed from Watford, is his side’s top scorer this season with seven league goals. Gylfi Sigurdsson isn’t far behind with six goals.
  • Roberto Pereyra has been Watford’s best player this term and his goals support that as he has netted five in the Premier League.


With both sides ending up similar positions in the league over the last few years, the recent meetings have been very tight. Two wins apiece and two draws in the last six games epitomises that with two stalemates in the season after Watford’s promotion to the top-flight. In the most recent match-up in February, the Hornets ran out 1-0 winners at Vicarage Road thanks to Troy Deeney’s goal. Over 2.5 goals have been scored in three of the last six meetings while both teams have scored in four of the six.


Everton can leapfrog United and move into 6th place with three points on Monday night and they only have Morgan Schneiderlin unavailable so have a great chance.

Latest matches: Everton FC

05.12.2018 Prem Everton FC Newcastle United 1:1 D
02.12.2018 Prem Liverpool FC Everton FC 1:0 L
24.11.2018 Prem Everton FC Cardiff City 1:0 W
11.11.2018 Prem Chelsea FC Everton FC 0:0 D
03.11.2018 Prem Everton FC Brighton & Hove Albion FC 3:1 W


The visitors can move level on points with their opponents with a win and can even go 8th with a big enough victory. However, without Tom Cleverley, Daryl Janmaat and potentially Will Hughes, they might struggle.

Latest matches: Watford FC

04.12.2018 Prem Watford FC Manchester City 1:2 L
01.12.2018 Prem Leicester City Watford FC 2:0 L
24.11.2018 Prem Watford FC Liverpool FC 0:3 L
10.11.2018 Prem Southampton FC Watford FC 1:1 D
03.11.2018 Prem Newcastle United Watford FC 1:0 L


With the recent form of the two sides, Everton go into the game expecting to come away with a win and they should do just that. Although, after scoring against Man City’s strong backline last time out, Watford will be confident of getting on the scoresheet and should do so, backing both selections could be beneficial.

About the author - Ed Mackey

Experienced sports writer and huge Leicester City fan.

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