Premier League: Everton v Fulham match preview
A look ahead to this weekend's fixture at Goodison Park
Friday 13 December 2013
After winning at Old Trafford and dominating at The Emirates, seeing off Fulham at home should be a breeze for Everton. The Cottagers have lost 13 of their 14 trips to Goodison Park in the Premier League and must travel up to Merseyside this weekend on the back of what has been their worst ever start to a Premier League season.
However, Fulham have been reinvigorated by new boss Rene Meulensteen and they will be buoyed by their convincing 2-0 victory over Aston Villa last Sunday.
Yet even with Dimitar Berbatov back in the mood, the Goodison Park faithful, who frequently witnessed big name scalps followed up by disappointing defeats during the Moyes era, will be demanding all three points from this one.
KICK-OFF: Saturday, 3pm.
PAST THREE MEETINGS…
Fulham 2 (Berbatov, Bent) Everton 1 (Naismith), Capital One Cup, September 2013
Everton 1 (Pienaar) Fulham 0, Premier League, April 2013
Fulham 2 (Ruiz, Sidwell) Everton 2 (Fellaini 2), Premier League, November 2012
Everton have never lost at home to Fulham in the League.
Fulham’s squad has the oldest average age in the Premier League – 29 years and 30 days.
Everton win: 1.35
Fulham win: 9.5
TV: Highlights on BBC 1 at 10.25pm
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