Opta Stats: Everton v Middlesbrough

Can Ronald Koeman guide Everton to a win over Middlesbrough?
Can Ronald Koeman guide Everton to a win over Middlesbrough?
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High-flying Everton will be looking to extend their unbeaten start to the season when they take on Middlesbrough. Opta presents the vital statistics.

"Lukaku has scored against 20 different teams in the Premier League and this will be his first appearance in the competition versus Middlesbrough."

You can back him at 5.04/1 to score the first goal.

Everton have been beaten only once in their last 11 Premier League meetings with Middlesbrough (W6 D4). The draw is 3.8514/5.

Boro haven't won at Goodison Park in the Premier League since May 2000, with goals from Brian Deane and Juninho. They are 6.25/1 to pull off another victory.

Everton have conceded just once in their last five home games against Middlesbrough in the Premier League. They are 2.265/4 to keep a clean sheet.

After going 1139 minutes without a goal in competitive action for Everton, Romelu Lukaku has now scored three times in his last 29 minutes on the pitch for the club. Lukaku is 2.47/5 to score.

Lukaku has scored against 20 different teams in the Premier League and this will be his first appearance in the competition versus Middlesbrough. You can back him at 5.04/1 to score the first goal.

Should Everton win this match, it'll be the first time in Premier League history that they have won four of their first five games and collected as many as 13 points at this stage. The Toffees are 1.715/7 to claim victory.

The last time that Everton won four of their opening five games in a league season was back in 1978-79 and they eventually finished 4th in that campaign. Everton are 7.613/2 to finish in the top four.

Gareth Barry could make his 600th Premier League appearance in this match, becoming the third player to reach this landmark in the competition after Frank Lampard (609) and Ryan Giggs (632). Barry is 8.515/2 to mark the occasion with a goal.

Barry has made an appearance in every single Premier League season since 1997-98 following his debut for Aston Villa in May 1998. He's 23.022/1 to open the scoring.

Idrissa Gueye has made the most tackles in the Premier League so far this season (22) and only two players (Henderson and Fernandinho) have completed more passes (239). Under 2.5 goals is 1.8910/11.

Dan Fitch 2016/17 Season PL

Staked: 43 pts
Returned: 45.8 pts
P/L: +2.8 pts

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