Feb 2, 2013 at 3pm UK at ​Goodison Park
Everton
3-3
Aston Villa
Anichebe (21'), Fellaini (69', 90')
Osman (89')
FT(HT: 1-2)
Agbonlahor (24'), Benteke (2', 61')
Benteke (45'), Lowton (64'), Agbonlahor (88'), Sylla (90')

Preview: Everton vs. Aston Villa

Preview: Everton vs. Villa
© PA Photos
Sports Mole looks ahead to Saturday's Premier League fixture between Everton and Aston Villa at Goodison Park.

Everton and Aston Villa meet at Goodison Park on Saturday in English football's most-played top-flight fixture.

It will be the 196th time the two clubs have played each other in league competition, with the Toffees winning the most recent encounter at Villa Park in August.

Paul Lambert's men have not won since last time they were on Merseyside to play Liverpool, a run which stretches seven Premier League games.

In that time, they have also dumped out of the Capital One Cup over two legs by Bradford City.

Marc Albrighton, Richard Dunne, Chris Herd and Gary Gardner are all out injured, while Karim El Ahmadi is on international duty with Morocco at the Africa Cup of Nations.

Injuries to Tony Hibbert and Seamus Coleman may force David Moyes into picking Phil Jagielka at right-back, although the Irish defender may recover in time.

Nikica Jelavic was dropped for the mid-week clash with West Bromwich Albion after suffering from a dry spell in front of goal, but may return in place of Victor Anichebe.

Darron Gibson came on as a substitute in that match and is likely to start in midfield for the Blues.

Recent form

Everton: WLWDDW

Villa: LLDLDL

Possible lineups

Everton: Howard; Jagielka, Heitinga, Distin, Baines; Gibson, Osman, Pienaar, Mirallas; Fellaini; Jelavic

Villa: Guzan; Lowton, Vlaar, Clark, Baker, Bennett; Holman, Bannan, Ireland; Agbonlahor; Benteke

Sports Mole says: 2-0

Gary Gardner
Read Next:
Gardner out for "eight to nine months"
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Wolverhampton WanderersWolves28195450222862
2Derby CountyDerby28158544232153
3Cardiff CityCardiff28156740251551
4Aston Villa28148642251750
5Bristol City2813964032848
6Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd281441042321046
7Fulham28129746341245
8Middlesbrough281351038271144
9Brentford28111074235743
10Leeds UnitedLeeds28134114033743
11Preston North EndPreston28101263228442
12Ipswich TownIpswich28124124140140
13Norwich CityNorwich28107112833-537
14Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest28112153543-835
15Millwall28810103333034
16Queens Park RangersQPR2889113140-933
17Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds28711103034-432
18Reading2878133036-629
19Barnsley2869132840-1227
20Bolton WanderersBolton2868142646-2026
21Hull City28510133945-625
22Sunderland28510133047-1725
23Birmingham CityBirmingham2866161639-2324
24Burton Albion2866162152-3124
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
LIVE SCORES VIDEPRINTER
expand