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03 Nov 2017 by TSZ

Premier League In Focus – Everton vs Watford Preview

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When? Sunday 5th November, 16:30 (UK)

Where? Goodison Park

What channel is it on? Everton vs Watford will not be televised live

Are tickets still available?

Everton - https://tickets.evertonfc.com/selection/event/date?productId=101132654916

Watford – SOLD OUT

STATS & FACTS
Head-to-head – last five meetings: Everton W2, Watford W1, D2
Head-to-head – Premier League meetings: Everton W5, Watford W1, D2
Head-to-head – all-time meetings: Everton W18, Watford W3, D3

Everton have won 75% of all the previous encounters between the two teams.

Everton have picked up just a point from their last four matches and they have not kept a clean sheet since the opening weekend of the season.

Everton have conceded 20 goals in the Premier League this season - an average of 2.0 goals against per game.

Wayne Rooney and Oumar Niasse are the only two players to have scored for Everton in the Premier League this season.

Everton have the highest average possession of the teams in the bottom half of the Premier League, currently standing at 49.7%.

Everton have had 116 shots on goal in the Premier League this season, which means they require an average of 16.5 shots to find the net.

Jordan Pickford is the only player to have played every minute of Everton’s Premier League campaign this season – 900 minutes.

Watford come into this game off the back of successive defeats after just losing once in their first eight matches of the season.

It is also the first time that they have suffered consecutive defeats since the end of the 2016-17 season, when they went on to lose their last six matches of that campaign.

Watford have had 120 shots on goal this season and after scoring 15 times in the Premier League they average a goal every eight attempts.

Abdoulaye Doucore is Watford’s top Premier League scorer this season with four goals, and he also has the distinction of playing every minute of the season so far alongside goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes.

MEMORABLE MEETING
The 1984 FA Cup Final would see Everton and Watford face off at Wembley, a final remembered for Elton John’s tears in the Royal Box as ‘Abide With Me’ was played. Everton may have won the final, but Graham Taylor’s Watford would go on to win the respect of many that afternoon.

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