Everton welcomes Cardiff City to Goodison Park on Saturday afternoon as they look to continue their good form. The Bluebirds will also be looking to build on a good result after picking up only their second win of the season last time out.
Everton is beginning to look like a force to be reckoned with under Marco Silva. They currently sit in ninth position, one point off eighth where they finished last season, but they are also only one point off Bournemouth in sixth. Everton only lost one of their last five games, winning three, beating Leicester, Crystal Palace, and Brighton. In their last outing, they managed to pull out a draw against Chelsea. Their only dropped points have come against Manchester United and Chelsea away from home so they will be full of confidence heading into a home match against the struggling Cardiff.
Cardiff is finding things tough as expected in the Premier League, but they come into this one has gone into the international break on a high. The Bluebirds scored an injury-time winner against Brighton in their last game before the internationals to pick up only their second win of the season. Cardiff is slowly improving though. The Bluebird beat Brighton before the international break to make it 2 wins from their 12 league outings, and it pushes them to within touching distance of safety. They are now 18th in the table, but only behind Southampton and Crystal Palace on goal difference. Below them, they have a 3 point advantage over the bottom of the ladder Fulham.
Everton: Pickford; Coleman, Mina, Keane, Digne; Andre Gomes, Gueye; Walcott, Bernard, Lookman; Richarlison.
Cardiff City: Etheridge; Ecuele Manga, Morrison, Bamba, Cunningham; Harris, Victor Camarasa, Ralls, Gunnarsson, Murphy; Paterson.
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Everton seems to be improving every week, so it is likely that they give a tough competition and chase down the target and end up in a draw.