Date: 12th November 2015 at 7:00pm
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With seven Premier League games remaining until the turn of the year and the season’s halfway stage, we take a look at how we think Everton will fare up until the start of 2016.

Vs Aston Villa (H), Nov 21

With the Toffees still purring off the back of their last home triumph, a thumping 6-2 victory over Sunderland, it is a tough ask for fellow strugglers Aston Villa to not walk away empty handed from Goodison Park next weekend. With Romelu Lukaku currently in fine form in front of goal and winger Gerard Deulofeu constantly threading through goalscoring opportunities, Everton should bag all three points.

Shoot Says: Win

Vs Bournemouth (A), Nov 28

Roberto Martinez’s side have failed to record back-to-back Premier League victories this season, so it would be a welcome addition for Toffees fans to do just that before the turn of December. Everton visit newly promoted Bournemouth later this month, who are currently on a barren run of four consecutive defeats. Without top goalscorer Callum Wilson, the Cherries look a far weakened attacking threat and will most likely cave into yet another familiar loss.

Shoot Says: Win

28th September 2015 - Barclays Premier League - West Bromwich Albion v Everton - Everton manager Roberto Martinez looks dejected - Photo: Simon Stacpoole / Offside.

Roberto Martinez’s Everton have lost just two of their last 10 Premier League away games, including four victories.

Vs Crystal Palace (H), Dec 7

Considering Crystal Palace’s latest away day triumph; where they inflicted a first defeat on Jurgen Klopp’s reign at Liverpool inside Anfield, the Eagles have nothing to fear when they arrive on Merseyside come December. But Everton should have enough wits about them to score in front of the Goodison Park faithful and salvage at least a point.

Shoot Says: Draw

Vs Norwich City (A), Dec 12

The Canaries’ precious 1-0 victory over Swansea City has given Alex Neil’s side a much needed boost following four straight league defeats and one that could prove to be a turning point in terms of Norwich’s optimism and confidence for the remainder of the season. Expect Carrow Road to be a sticky stadium to snatch all three points from over the festive period. Stalemate.

Shoot Says: Draw

Vs Leicester City (H), Dec 19

Jamie Vardy can’t go on scoring in every single game until the New Year, can he? Flying high in third place; admittedly it takes some stopping to halt Vardy, Riyad Mahrez & Co in their tracks lately, but you would think that the Foxes’ fabulous run has to dip sometime soon. At home, Everton should fancy themselves of putting Claudio Ranieri’s men back in place to pick up all three points.

Shoot Says: Win

Vs Newcastle United (A), Dec 26

Never easy visiting St James’ Park, despite Newcastle United’s overall thoroughly disappointing start to life under new head coach Steve McClaren. Having said that; last weekend’s unconvincing display at Bournemouth profited in only the Magpies’ second league win of the season, so imagine what the hosts could achieve when they play well. Being precarious opposition, we predict an upset.

Shoot Says: Lose

Vs Stoke City (H), Dec 28

Following on from the club’s best-ever Premier League finish and an array of marquee summer signings, Stoke City are finally showing signs that they can compete with the ‘big boys’ this campaign after defeating defending league champions Chelsea last weekend. With England goalkeeper Jack Butland starring between the sticks; even the in-form Romelu Lukaku might draw a blank in this destined draw.

Shoot Says: Draw

Overall Points: 29

League position: 10th

 
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