Match preview: Everton v Reading - Premier League

A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at Goodison Park

Everton were 10 minutes away from celebrating their first league win in four games, but two late Norwich goals from Kei Kamara and Grant Holt have extended their bad run of form.

The home side currently sit sixth in the league, just seven points off of a Champions League spot, and Moyes’ men will need to give a big push for European football next season, with games against Man City, Chelsea and Tottenham still to play. 

Second from bottom Reading are looking to pick up their first win in two league games as they try to get out of the relegation zone and avoid the dreaded drop.  

 

KICK-OFF: Saturday, 3pm 

 

PAST THREE MEETINGS...

Reading 2 (Adam Le Fondre 2) Everton 1 (Steven Naismith), Premier League, November 2012 

Everton 0 Reading 1 (Matthew Mills), FA Cup, March 2011

Everton 1 (Phil Jagielka) Reading 0, Premier League, February 2008

 

STATS...

Everton have only lost once in the league at Goodison Park this season so far. They lost 2-0 against Chelsea after a second half Frank Lampard double.  

Reading have picked up six points from their last five league games.

No team in the league has drawn more games than Everton. Only Stoke are level with the Toffees on 12.

Reading have only won once on their travels in the league this season against Newcastle 2-1, and both of those goals came from striker Adam Le Fondre. 

 

ODDS...

Everton to win: 1.4

Reading to win: 10

Draw: 5.2        

   

TV: Highlights on BBC1 at 10.25pm

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