Can this new-look Everton side get off to a flyer against Stoke? Opta has the answers.
"Mark Hughes hasn’t won any of his last six opening day Premier League games (D2 L4) in charge of three different clubs in that time (Fulham, QPR and Stoke). His last win was in 2009 as Manchester City manager."
Everton's last four Premier League campaigns have all started with a draw, with three of those ending 2-2. The stalemate is [3.9].
The Toffees' only success in their opening match in the last nine Premier League seasons came in 2012-13, beating Manchester United 1-0 at Goodison Park. Everton are [1.71] to win again.
Only Frank Lampard and Alan Shearer (8) have scored more goals on Premier League opening day than Wayne Rooney (7). Rooney is [2.88] to score.
Stoke's only Premier League opening day victory came in 2009, seeing off newly promoted Burnley (D3 L5). The Potters are [6.0] to win.
Mark Hughes hasn't won any of his last six opening day Premier League games (D2 L4) in charge of three different clubs in that time (Fulham, QPR and Stoke). His last win was in 2009 as Manchester City manager. The draw half-time/Everton full-time double result is [4.7].
Gareth Barry could feature in his 21st Premier League season, a record only bettered by Ryan Giggs (22). Barry is [12.0] to find the net.
Veteran Stoke striker Peter Crouch has been involved in 10 goals against Everton in his Premier League career (six goals, four assists) - only against Aston Villa (11) has he been involved in more. Crouch is [4.6] to score.
The Toffees have scored more home Premier League goals in 2017 (30) than any other side - indeed, they have already scored five more than they managed in the entirety of 2016 (25). Over 2.5 goals is [2.18].
Stoke, who won their last away Premier League game on the final day of last season at Southampton, haven't recorded back to back away league wins since October 2015. Everton are [2.72] to win half-time/full-time.