On Monday, Everton will play Wolverhampton Wanderers at Goodison Park as the Premier League returns.
This season, the hosts’ performances have been inconsistent, but they particularly suffered before the international break. Everton lost to Bournemouth 4-1 in the third round of the Carabao Cup before falling to them 3-0 in the league four days later. Everton has 14 points after 15 games and is ranked 17th in the league.
Wolves, however, have had a terrible season, which led to Bruno Lage’s firing as manager. The Wanderers defeated Gillingham 2-0 in the League Cup earlier this week under the direction of new manager Julen Lopetegui. They are at the bottom of the standings with just two wins in 15 games.
Date and kickoff time
Monday, December 26th, 2022
Kickoff time: 3:00 PM UK, 4:00 PM CET.
How to watch the game on TV and live stream
The Everton vs Wolves Premier League clash will be live on Amazon Prime Video in the UK, while US fans can watch it on Peacock.
UK and Ireland: Amazon Prime Video and Talksport 2 Radio UK
India: Star Sports Select HD1
Australia: Optus Sport
Canada: fuboTV Canada
Nigeria: SuperSport MaXimo 1
Portugal: Eleven Sports 2 Portugal
South Africa SuperSport MaXimo 1
Dominic Calvert-Lewin, attempting to recover from a knee injury, will be the subject of a late decision by Everton manager Lampard for this game.
While Andros Townsend and James Garner are still not eligible for selection, Conor Coady could be available.
Chiquinho, Pedro Neto, and Sasa Kalajdzic are all still out with injuries for the Wolves, and Jonny Castro and Boubacar Traore will undergo late fitness evaluations.
Adama Traore, Matheus Nunes, and Jimenez are likely to start this game, and Hwang Hee-chan is also vying for a spot.
Everton league form:
L, W, D, L, L
Wolves league form:
L, L, D, L, L
Everton’s possible starting lineup:
Pickford; Patterson, Mina, Tarkowski, Mykolenko; Iwobi, Gueye, Onana; McNeil, Maupay, Gray
Wolves’ possible starting lineup:
Sa; Semedo, Collins, Kilman, Bueno; Neves, Nunes; Traore, Podence, Guedes; Jimenez
Everton 0-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers
Everton has only won one of their past seven games and has lost two straight league games. Wolves have lost four of their previous five league contests and will aim to start life under Lopetegui on a high note. Since both teams are struggling, the Wolves, under their new manager, could win this one.