Everton slumped to their second defeat of the season last weekend when they hosted West Ham. Now they have a chance to make up for that disappointment when Watford come visiting today.
Both sides lost last weekend and both will be motivated to amend that. The Toffees will be boosted by the return of Richarlison, even though it appears Rafa Benitez’s trade-off was to lose Abdoulaye Doucoure for nearly a couple of months and Yerry Mina for a shorter period.
Pressure will be on the Blues to continue to pick up three points especially when facing lower table opposition at home. However, Everton’s injury situation this season is already approaching laughable proportions and failure to capitalize on games such as these could and will seriously impact the Blues’ chances at staying near the summit of the league table.
For the Hornets, they did not receive the much talked about “new manager bounce” with the likeable Claudio Ranieri taking over last weekend against Liverpool. The veteran manager could only have rued the job he had taken as he saw his charges swept aside in a 5-0 demolition, and for the Blues’ sake, hopefully he hasn’t worked out yet how to shore up his side.
Competition: Premier League Matchday 9
Date and start time: Saturday, October 23rd at 7:00 a.m. PT / 10:00 a.m ET / 3:00 p.m. BST
Stadium: Goodison Park, Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
Weather: 56°F/13°C, cloudy, 4% chance of precipitation, 14 mph winds
How to Watch/Listen
TV: USA Network – United States; N/A – United Kingdom; DAZN – Canada, beIN Sports HD 2, SuperSport 2, SuperSport Maximo 1, Star Sports Select 1
Live stream: Fubo, NBC Sports App, nbcsports.com, ESPN Play Sur, beIN SPORTS CONNECT, DStv Now, RUSH, JioTV, Hotstar VIP
Gamethread: Live blog above starting one hour before game time
*Royal Blue Mersey has affiliate partnerships and may earn commissions for products purchased via affiliate links provided.
Information from LiveSoccerTV.com
The Toffees did the double over the Hornets the last time Watford were in the Premier League, winning 2-0 at home and then coming back from two goals down at Vicarage Road before halftime to snatch a late 3-2 win.Internet Explorer Channel Network