30 Things Every Aston Villa Fan Should Know Before Everton

Everton Aston Villa Match Preview

Villa’s win over Crystal Palace (2-0) will have raised our collective hopes for nothing unless we beat Everton!

Palace was an essential victory to keep ourselves even with a remote chance of staying up, but after a victory for Bournemouth over Leicester (4-1) and with West Ham/Watford looming on Friday night, this is literally a must win game.

Ahead of our full Match Preview and Team News (1 Hour Before Kick Off) – we’ve compiled a must-know list of facts and stats ahead of Everton vs Villa:

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  1. Fixture: 16th July 2020 | Kick Off Time: 18:00 GMT
  2. Wesley, Heaton & Engels are out.  Hause & Taylor are doubts for Villa
  3. Everton will be without former Villa captain Fabian Delph.
  4. Yerry Mina, Mason Holgate and Andre Gomes will get late fitness tests
  5. Everton have not lost on home soil in their last 10 outings.
  6. Everton’s last defeat at Goodison was in November 2019 against Norwich (0-2)!
  7. They’ve also scored at least 2 goals against us in the last 6 at Goodison.
  8. We’ve suffered defeat in each of our last 3 visits.
  9. Dean Smith will be looking for a first away win in 6 attempts.
  10. Everton lost poorly to Wolves in their last fixture 3-0.
  11. Carlo Ancelotti rested a number of first team regulars in that defeat.
  12. The Toffees came in for stinging criticism from the manager & Seamus Coleman.
  13. Villa comfortably won 2-0 against Crystal Palace at Villa Park.
  14. It was just our 2nd win of 2020, coming after a victory over Watford in January.
  15. Wesley & El Ghazi scored as Villa beat Everton 2-0 earlier this season.
  16. It was Villa’s first Premier League win following promotion.
  17. If we were to win, it would be Villa’s first double over Everton since the 2001 campaign.
  18. Villa can narrow the gap to Watford/West Ham to just 1 point with a win.
  19. Everton are currently in 11th position.
  20. They’ve little to play for and are 10 points off 6th placed Wolves (Europa League).
  21. Villa are presently in 19th place in the Premier League.
  22. We are currently four points from safety with just 3 games remaining.
  23. Everton Average Goals Per Match: 1.21
  24. Villa Average Goals Per Match: 1.09
  25. Everton are winless in three matches.
  26. Villa Predicted Starting XI: (4-3-3) – Reina; Elmohamady, Konsa, Mings, Targett; Douglas Luiz, McGinn, Hourihane; Trezeguet, Samatta, Grealish
  27. Everton Predicted Starting XI: (4-4-2) – Pickford; Coleman, Keane, Holgate, Digne; Bernard, Davies, Sigurdsson, Iwobi; Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin
  28. Aston Villa Form Guide: LDLLLW
  29. Everton Form Guide: DWWLDL
  30. Match Referee: Anthony Taylor



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Sources: WhoScored, StatsZone, 90Min, BBC, SportsMole.