It will be up to Everton and Swansea to finish on Monday, 18th December, the eighteenth and penultimate round of the English Premier League in its 2017/2018 season, the penultimate of the first round. At the Goodinson Park Stadium in Liverpool, the match starts scheduled for 18h (GMT).
Everton’s recent performance
A run of four wins and a draw seems to indicate that the storm has passed into the Liverpool blues. After appearing in the relegation zone of the English Championship, the team achieved a great rise in the leaderboard.
By beating Newcastle 1-0 on Wednesday, December 13, they completed the seventeenth round of the Premier League in tenth place. He has 22 points (six wins, four draws and seven losses).
Even with the significant performance improvement under veteran Sam Allardyce, it’s still early days for fans to be able to hope for higher flights, such as winning a continental tournament spot. However, enough to breathe relief with the distancing of the clubs that follow in the fight against sticking.
The infirmary was also empty. For the start of Monday, Everton has only one medical doubt for the clash with Swansea. Defender Leighton Baines (13 matches in the 2017/2018 English Premier League, two goals) suffered a calf injury that took him out of the last five matches.
It also depends on a new evaluation of the medical department to see if it can be available to Allardyce. There is, however, no certainty that the coach will keep him among the holders if he is released. After all, since leaving the team the team no longer lost.
The current form of Swansea
Having broken up a series of eight unbeaten matches (seven defeats and a draw) by scoring at home 1-0 at West Bromwich, Swansea took a reality clash on Wednesday, Dec. 13. Also in their dominions, was thrashed by Manchester City, leader fired of the Premier League, by 4 to 0.
With 12 points (three wins, three draws and 11 losses) he is in the twentieth (last) place in the classification of the English Championship. To try to hold Everton and improve his position in the fight to stay in the elite division of English football, coach Paul Clement also has virtually all of his squad available. In the medical department are only defender Kyle Bartley (two matches in the 2017/2018 English Championship, no goal) and midfielder Wayne Routledge (eight games, no goal).
History of the bouts between Everton and Swansea
There were 14 matches between Everton and Swansea. In the first half of this series, the advantage was wide of the Liverpool team, who won six times and tied for an opportunity. In the second half, the situation reversed. It was three Swansea wins and four draws.
Everton’s disastrous start to the season could be put on the account of a relationship crisis on the part of the cast with Frank De Boer. That alone justifies such a dramatic change in performance and results since the Dutchman’s resignation.
Sam Allardyce achieved this effect last season at Crystal Palace and with a cast of better quality at hand is able to put Everton closer to the front pack of the competition.
Paul Clement, however, may not arrive in 2017 in office. The team’s critical situation in the fight not to fall can cause the board to promote a change of command in case of a new defeat on Monday.
This seems to be the most likely outcome of the match. Everton’s success earns 1.70 per real bet on Rivalo. Tie pays 3.60 and successful visitor multiplies the investment by 5.20.