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EPL: Everton vs Huddersfield Town: Match Preview

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Everton host Huddersfield on Saturday in Sam Allardyce’s first game in charge at the club.

Amid all the negativity at Goodison Park, Everton picked up their second consecutive home win in the league in midweek.

Wayne Rooney was back to his best, scoring his first hat-trick since 2011 as the Toffees crushed West Ham – managed by former Everton boss David Moyes – 4-0.

Rooney sealed his hat-trick with a sublime goal from inside his own half, before Ashley Williams scored as Everton moved up to 13th.

While Everton have undoubtedly been well below par this term, the Toffees have won all four home matches this season against sides outside the top seven. The only teams to take more points at home than Everton this term are last season’s top six.

Huddersfield suffered a third consecutive defeat on Wednesday night losing 5-0 at the Emirates.

David Wagner’s side held their own for a large portion of the match before the floodgates opened midway through the second half.

Only three teams, one of which is Everton, have won fewer points on the road this season than Huddersfield, who have now failed to score in any of their last six matches away from home.

Match Details :

Date : Saturday, December 2.
Time : 15:00 BST/ 20:30 IST
Venue : Goodison Park.
TV Broadcast : will not be televised in UK.
Live Streaming Link : www.Ronaldo7.net

Team News :

Everton :

Everton currently have the most absentees in the division.

Yannick Bolasie and Ramiro Funes Mori both have long-term knee injuries, while Seamus Coleman and Ross Barkley are also targeting returns in the new year.

Leighton Baines could come back into contention following a calf injury, while Michael Keane is expected to return after a suspected concussion last weekend.

Oumar Niasse remains unavailable as he continues to serve a suspension for simulation.

James McCarthy is still a couple of weeks away from a return.

Huddersfield Town :

Huddersfield made six changes for their trip to the Emirates and could return to a more familiar starting eleven on Saturday.

Rajiv van La Parra will serve the second of a three match suspension.

Kasey Palmer and Michael Hefele are closing in on a return, with the former possibly in contention for a spot on the bench.

Philip Billing and Jon Stankovic are long-term absentees.

Predicted Everton Starting Lineup: Pickford; Kenny, Jagielka, Williams, Martina; Gueye, Schneiderlin; Lennon, Rooney, Sigurdsson; Calvert-Lewin.

Predicted Huddersfield Starting Lineup: Lossl; Smith, Zanka, Schindler, Malone; Hogg, Williams; Ince, Mooy, van La Parra; Depoitre.