Newcastle United v Everton: Premier League preview

A look ahead to the midweek Premier League fixture at The Sports Direct Arena

Everton will continue their pursuit of a potential top four finish when they travel to Newcastle United, whose manager Alan Pardew will serve the third game of an eight game touchline ban.

Roberto Martinez’s side currently sit 5 in the Premier League table following a 3-2 victory of Swansea on Saturday and are on a run of three straight Premier League wins. The Toffees will be looking to do the double over Newcastle for the first time since 1999, following a 3-2 win at Goodison Park back in September.

Local lad John Carver will once again take charge of the Magpies who will be looking to make it back to back home wins following their 1-0 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday. The Tyneside club currently sit in 8just five points behind champions Manchester United.

 There are no new injury worries for the home side who will be without leading goalscorers Loic Remy and full backs Davide Santon and Matheu Debuchy due to injury. There will be a late decision over the return of Everton captain Phil Jagielka, who has been out of action for the past three weeks due to a hamstring injury.

KICK-OFF: Tuesday, 7.45pm

PAST THREE MEETINGS:

Everton 3 (Lukaku 2, Barkley) Newcastle 2 (Cabaye, Remy), Premier League, September 2013

Newcastle 1 (Cisse) Everton 2 (Baines, Anichebe), Premier League, January 2013

Everton 2 (Baines, Anichebe) Newcastle (Ba 2), Premier League, September 2012

STATS:

There have been at least three goals in the six meetings between the clubs

Everton are unbeaten against Newcastle in four matches

The last time Everton did the double over Newcastle was in the 1998/1999 season

Newcastle lead the head to head record between the clubs with 62 wins, 61 defeats and 34 draws

ODDS:

Newcastle to win: 3.65

Everton to win: 2.32

Draw: 3.45

TV: Highlights on Sky Sports 1 at 10.15pm.

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