Opta Stats: Everton v Newcastle United

Everton are in desperate need of a win when they face Newcastle. Opta rates their chances.

Romelu Lukaku has scored four goals in five Barclays Premier League appearances against Newcastle United. Lukaku is 2.245/4 to score.

Newcastle’s victory on 28 December ended a run of five without a win against Everton, with the Merseysiders winning four of those five. The Magpies are 5.04/1 to win again.

Ross Barkley and Arouna Kone have both scored in two of their three Premier League games against Newcastle. Barkley is 4.57/2 to score.

Everton scored from both of their attempts on target in their 2-3 defeat at St James Park back in December. Over 2.5 goals is 2.186/5.

The Toffees have won just four of their last 16 Premier League games at Goodison Park (W4 D7 L5), drawing the last four in a row. Another draw is priced at 3.7511/4.

There has been a goal scored inside the first five minutes in three of the last four Premier League games between the Magpies and the Toffees. The odds of the first-half containing more goals than the second are 2.942/1.

Newcastle have won just one of their last eight Premier League away matches (W1 D2 L5). Everton are 1.845/6 to win.

The overall league record between Everton and Newcastle United is pretty even with the Toffees winning 62, the Magpies 63 and 34 draws. A draw half-time/full-time is 4.94/1.

Everton have now kept only three clean sheets in their last 18 Premier League games. Both teams to score is 1.9520/21.

Newcastle have scored the highest percentage of second-half goals in the Premier League this season (69%). The odds of the second-half containing the most goals are 2.0811/10.