Everton will host Norwich City at Goodison Park on Matchday 6 of the 2021/22 Premier League season. Everton are currently sixth in the Premier League table, with ten points from the first five games. Norwich City are currently sitting at the bottom of the league table and have lost all of their first five league games of the season.
Everton have had an impressive start to the campaign under new manager Rafa Benitez, as they are currently at sixth in the league standings. They have won both their games at home and have won one, drew one and lost one in their three away games. The Toffees have scored ten goals in their first five games which is very high in comparison to Norwich City who have just two goals scored so far and have lost all five of their league games so far this season.
The Canaries have not had the best of attacking form in the opening game of the season, as they have the joint least shots in the league with just 44 shots on goal out of which only 12 have been on target. Everton on the other hand have had 64 shots on goal with 25 on target scoring ten goals.
Both the teams meeting in this fixture have focused their attacking intent by putting in a decent number of crosses. This is one of the few aspects where Norwich City(67) have more crosses than Everton(66). The Canaries have had mos of these crosses put in from the left flank, as they have a total of 41 crosses from the left side. Everton on the other hand have had almost equal crosses from both flanks.
A major problem for Daniel Farke’s Norwich City has been their defence. They are not doing great defensively in the league and have conceded 14 goals in the first five games which is the highest in the league. The Toffees on the other hand have had a decent defensive record as they have just conceded seven goals in the first five games, but have only kept one clean sheet. Norwich City have won the second-lowest number of aerial duels, whereas Everton have been solid defensively and have won 105 duels, which is the second-highest only behind Burnley.
One of the positives that Norwich City fans and their manager Daniel Farke can take so far is that his team have been able to pass around the ball in the defensive areas mostly. They have accumulated the 12th highest number of passes in the league with 1908, while their opponents for the next game have the least number of passes with just 1524. Norwich City will be hoping to get something out of this game and kickstart their Premier League campaign, while Everton will come out to get a victory to add to their charge for fighting for a top-four spot.
Everton’s Predicted Starting XI (4-4-1-1): GK: Asmir Begovic, RB: Ben Godfrey, CBs: Michael Keane and Yerry Mina, LB: Lucas Digne, LM: Alex Iwobi, CMs: Allan and Doucoure, RM: Andros Townsend, CAM: Demarai Gray, ST: Salomon Rondon
(Injuries: Jordan Pickford, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, James Rodriguez, Andre Gomes, Richarlison, Seamus Coleman)
Norwich City’s Predicted Starting XI (4-3-3): GK: Tim Krul, RB: Max Aarons, CBs: Ozan Kabak and Grant Hanley, LB: Brandon Williams, RM: Mathias Normann, CM: Billy Gilmour, LM: Kenny McLean, RW: Josh Sargent, ST: Teemu Pukki, LW: Milot Rashica
(Injuries: Todd Cantwell, Sam Byram, Placheta, Christoph Zimmermann)