Everton vs Ruzomberok Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Everton vs Ruzomberok Match Prediction

By Marius Hrebenciuc

Everton will be looking to kick off their Europa League adventure brightly when they welcome Ruzomberok at the Goodison Park on Thursday night for the first leg of their Europa League third round qualifying tie. Everton come into this clash on the back of a 1-1 draw against Genk in a friendly fixture a few days ago, with Wayne Rooney scoring the opener just before the break. On the contrary, Ruzomberok lost 2-1 at the hands of Z.Moravce at the weekend in the first round of the Fortuna liga. Below we have our betting tips, predictions, team news and match stats all in our SBAT preview.

Betting Predictions and Tips

Everton should earn a healthy advantage in this first leg, as they definitely have enough firepower within their ranks to score a couple of goals. I’m also expecting Everton to keep a clean sheet here as they have strengthened up their back line this summer, while the visitors have only won once in six European away games.

Everton to win and over 3.5 goals at 11/10

Asian Handicap -2,-2.5 on Everton at 8/11

Everton saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Everton are undefeated in all of their last 2 games against Ruzomberok

Ruzomberok saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Ruzomberok have conceeded only 2 goals in their last 2 games against Everton

AVG Goals

1.1

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Everton Form Guide

Everton Team Logo

Everton

Won

2

Draw

3

Lost

5
D H

23-12-2017

Premier League

Chelsea Team Logo Chelsea

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

26-12-2017

Premier League

West Bromwich Albion Team Logo West Bromwich Albion

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

30-12-2017

Premier League

AFC Bournemouth Team Logo AFC Bournemouth

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

01-01-2018

Premier League

Manchester United Team Logo Manchester United

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

05-01-2018

FA Cup

Liverpool Team Logo Liverpool

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

13-01-2018

Premier League

Tottenham Hotspur Team Logo Tottenham Hotspur

FT 4 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

20-01-2018

Premier League

West Bromwich Albion Team Logo West Bromwich Albion

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

31-01-2018

Premier League

Leicester City Team Logo Leicester City

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

L A

03-02-2018

Premier League

Arsenal Team Logo Arsenal

FT 5 - 1

(HT 4 - 0)

W H

10-02-2018

Premier League

Crystal Palace Team Logo Crystal Palace

FT 3 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

Ruzomberok Form Guide

Ruzomberok Team Logo

Ruzomberok

Won

4

Draw

4

Lost

2
D H

14-10-2017

Super Liga

Zlate Moravce Team Logo Zlate Moravce

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

18-10-2017

FA Cup

Skalica Team Logo Skalica

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

21-10-2017

Super Liga

FK Senica Team Logo FK Senica

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

28-10-2017

Super Liga

DAC 1904 Dunajska Streda Team Logo DAC 1904 Dunajska Streda

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

05-11-2017

Super Liga

Spartak Trnava Team Logo Spartak Trnava

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

18-11-2017

Super Liga

Zeleziarne Podbrezova Team Logo Zeleziarne Podbrezova

FT 3 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

W A

25-11-2017

Super Liga

Trencin Team Logo Trencin

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

02-12-2017

Super Liga

Zemplin Michalovce Team Logo Zemplin Michalovce

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

10-12-2017

Super Liga

Slovan Bratislava Team Logo Slovan Bratislava

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

18-02-2018

Super Liga

Zilina Team Logo Zilina

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

Everton Preview

Everton finished on a respectable 7th position in the Premier League table last season to book their place into the Europa League after a couple of years of absence. The last time when Everton participated in the Europa League was in 2014/15 season when they were beaten by Dynamo Kiev in the round of 16. The Toffees have enjoyed a decent pre-season campaign so far, winning two and drawing once in three friendlies. Everton should feel confident ahead of this clash as they have won eight of their last nine home fixtures across all competitions. In addition, Everton have won five of their last six European home games, scoring at least two goals in each of these. The Toffees have been extremely active on the transfer market this summer as Wayne Rooney, Jordan Pickford, Michael Keane, Davy Klaassen, Sandro Ramirez and Cuco Martina have all arrived at the club. However, Everton’s last season topscorer Romelu Lukaku has been sold for upwards of £70 million. The new arrivals coupled with the returning to European football has captured the imagination at Goodison Park this season, as the Blues have confirmed that tickets for this first leg against Ruzomberok have sold out.

Everton Team News

Yannick Bolasie, Ramiro Funes Mori, James McCarthy, Seamus Coleman and Shani Tarashaj are all missing through injury ahead of this game.

Ruzomberok Preview

Meanwhile, Ruzomberok have already played two ties to reach this stage of the competition as they managed to beat Vojvodina 3-2 on aggregate and Brann 2-1 on aggregate. Ruzomberok had an impressive Fortuna liga last season as they finished in third in the standings with 52 points after 30 rounds, five points off the runners-up Slovan Bratislava. However, they kicked off the new Fortuna liga season in a poor manner, losing 2-1 on the road at Z. Moravce. This is definitely their longest run in the Europa League, as they have been eliminated in the first round of the competition over the past few years. Their European away record have seen Ruzomberok win just once in five away games, which was their 0-2 win at Brann in the previous round. Overall, the Slovaks have won just four of their last ten away games across all competitions. The good news is that Ruzomberok have scored at least once in each of their last ten competitive away fixtures. During the pre-season, Ruzomberok have only won once in four friendlies, conceding at least two goals in two of these.

Ruzomberok Team News

There are no fresh injury concerns for Ruzomberok ahead of this tie.

Everton Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

0.9

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Ruzomberok Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.3

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Everton vs Ruzomberok Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
22 GK Maarten Stekelenburg 197 92
15 LB Cuco Martina 185 77
4 CD Michael Keane 191 82
3 RB Leighton Baines 170 74
5 CD Ashley Williams 183 77
20 CM Davy Klaassen 179 70
17 CM Idrissa Gana Gueye 174 66
2 CM Morgan Schneiderlin 181 75
10 CF Wayne Rooney 176 83
11 RF Kevin Mirallas 179 68
29 LF Dominic Calvert-Lewin 180 64
No. Pos Player M kg
33 GK Matus Macik - -
3 CD Jan Maslo 196 90
17 LB Peter Maslo 182 72
14 RB Simon Kupec - -
2 CD Dominik Kruzliak - -
8 CM Dalibor Takac - -
6 CM Kristi Qose - -
11 CM Matej Kochan 187 72
23 LF Erik Daniel - -
10 CF Nermin Haskic - -
7 RF Peter Gal-Andrezly 170 63