Premier League: Everton v Hull City match preview

A look ahead to this week’s Premier League fixture at Goodison Park

Before the international break, Everton’s only unbeaten run in the football league came to an end as they fell to a 3-1 defeat to Manchester City. But Roberto Martinez will now look to get back to winning ways as his side welcomes newly promoted Hull City to Goodison Park.

If the Toffees are to claim their fourth win of the season, one man who will be influential in making this happen is Belgian forward Romelu Lukaku. The 20-year-old continues to display his talents after scoring four goals in his past three appearances.

The Tigers, however, have also made a decent start to life back in the Premier League with their only two defeats coming away against both Chelsea, and Manchester City.

A trip to Merseyside will provide another stern test for Steve Bruce and his side, but they will enter the clash unbeaten in five and have nothing to fear.  

KICK-OFF: Saturday, 3:00pm

PAST MEETINGS

Everton 5 (Arteta 2, Garcia og, Donavon, Rodwell) Hull City 1 (Cairney), Premier League, March 2010

Hull City 3 (Hunt, Dawson, Marney) Everton 2 ( Zayatte, Saha), Premier League, November 2009

Hull City 0 Everton 4 (Yakubu, Jo, Gosling, Osman), Carling Cup,  September, 2009.

Everton 2 (Fellaini, Arteta) Hull City 0, Premier League, January 2009

Hull City 2 (Turner, Neville og) Everton 2 (Cahill, Osman), September 2008

STATS…

Everton have kept a clean sheet in seven of their last eight Premier League games at Goodison Park.

Hull have not conceded a goal in the Premier League in three hours and 46 minutes of action.

Hull City have used just 17 players in their seven Premier League games so far this season; fewer than any other side.

No side has played more teenagers this season in the Premier League than Everton (3).

ODDS…

Everton to win: 1.4

Hull to win: 9

Draw: 4.2

TV: Highlights on BBC 1 at 10.25pm

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