Stoke fears grow as Tosun earns Everton victory

Paul Lambert's Stoke are unbeaten in five of their last seven matches

We're eager now to get onto Saturday and hopefully beat Everton.

Martin Atkinson will take charge of the whistle this weekend, he was referee in Everton's only away win this campaign at St. James' Park.

Sam Allardyce's Everton have been woeful away from home this season.

Visitors Everton, meanwhile, will be without key man Gylfi Sigurdsson for an estimated 6-8 weeks after the Icelander sustained knee damage in last Saturday's 2-0 win over Brighton- a major blow in what has been a hard season for the blue half of Merseyside.

Stoke are favourites to win, and you can back them at their best odds of 6/4 at BetVictor.

We are backing Xherdan Shaqiri to find the net in this game.

We expect this to be a low-scoring affair, and we are going for under 2.5 goals as our prediction in this game.

Allardyce is wary of the threat posed by Xherdan Shaqiri
Allardyce is wary of the threat posed by Xherdan Shaqiri

But this season's opener, which saw Wayne Rooney score on his second Premier League debut for Everton in a 1-0 win over Saturday's opponents, should give the away side confidence.

Former Arsenal star Theo Walcott has been productive for the Toffees and should retain his place on the right side of the attack. It would also put a lot of pressure on Southampton and West Ham when they make up their games in hand due to their opponents having FA Cup matches this weekend. I watched them last Saturday against Brighton and it is going to be a really hard game, totally different from the game we had Monday night.

Leighton Baines is back and has been effective in recent games.

Struggling Stoke sit second from bottom in the league with 27 points after six victories, nine draws and 15 defeats.

"He looks like he could be the man to help Everton end the season positively".

Tosun, a January signing from Besiktas who has four goals in his last three games, put Everton ahead in the 69th minute and, after Stoke equalised, scored the victor in the 83rd minute with a diving header from a cross from Theo Walcott.



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