Opta Stats: Newcastle v Everton

Will Romelu Lukaku be celebrating another goal when Everton travel to Newcastle?
Will Romelu Lukaku be celebrating another goal when Everton travel to Newcastle?
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Newcastle will be looking to distance themselves from the relegation zone when they host Everton. Opta crunches the numbers so you don't have to.

"Romelu Lukaku has had a hand in nine goals in six Premier League apps against Newcastle (five goals, four assists)."

Lukaku is 2.245/4 to score.

Newcastle have won 12 Premier League home games against Everton - only against Aston Villa (14) have they won more at St James' Park. They are 3.412/5 to win.

Everton have won five and lost just one of their last seven Premier League meetings with Newcastle United (W5 D1 L1). They are the 2.35/4 favourites to record another victory.

Romelu Lukaku has had a hand in nine goals in six Premier League apps against Newcastle (five goals, four assists). Lukaku is 2.245/4 to score.

Papiss Cissé has scored in all three of his Premier League appearances on Boxing Day (2012 v Man Utd, 2013 v Stoke, 2014 v Man Utd). He is 3.185/40 to add to his tally.

Newcastle United have dropped more points from winning positions than any other team in the Premier League this season (12). The Newcastle half-time/draw full-time double result is priced at 15.014/1.

Romelu Lukaku is the first Everton player to score in eight successive matches in all comps since Dave Hickson between Jan-Mar 1954. He is 5.59/2 to score the first goal.

The last player to score in nine successive games (all comps) for Everton was Dixie Dean in October 1927. Both teams to score is 1.674/6.

Lukaku has now scored in seven successive Premier League matches - there have only been four previous occasions of a player scoring in eight successive Premier League games. Over 2.5 goals is 1.834/5.

Newcastle are unbeaten in three Premier League games (W2 D1) - the first time they've managed to go three league games without defeat since February 2015 (W1 D2). The draw is 3.613/5.

Ross Barkley has scored or assisted 12 goals in 17 Premier League appearances this season (six goals, six assists). Before 2015-16 he had a hand in 10 goals (eight goals, two assists) in 76 Premier League games. He's 3.1511/5 to score.

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