Opta Stats: Everton v Stoke

Can Roberto Martinez guide his side towards the Champions League places when Everton face Stoke?
Can Roberto Martinez guide his side towards the Champions League places when Everton face Stoke?

Everton can fly into the top four if they beat struggling Stoke. Opta are on hand with all the vital statistics. 

"Stoke are one of three Premier League sides yet to register a headed goal this season and have mustered the joint-fewest headers on target in the top flight (4)."

Everton are 2.166/5 to keep a clean sheet.

Romelu Lukaku has the best minutes per goal ratio in Premier League history (minimum 20 goals), scoring every 118 minutes. Lukaku us 2.15 to score.

Stoke City's win in their last match against Sunderland ended a run of eight league games without a victory (W0 D4 L4). They are 6.411/2 to win a second successive match.

The last three league meetings between these two sides at Goodison Park have ended in a 1-0 scoreline with Everton winning twice and Stoke once. A 1-0 Everton win is available at 7.06/1.

Everton have only netted three goals in their last five league games against Stoke and two of those were own goals by the Potters. Stoke are 5.79/2 to keep a clean sheet.

Phil Jagielka has scored two own goals when playing against Stoke City in the Premier League. Jagielka is 10.09/1 to score at the right end.

Everton have only ever had more points after 12 games in one previous Premier League season; 2004-05 (23) when they finished in the top four. They have 21 points so far in 2013-14. They are 13.012/1 to finish in the top four this season.

Everton have lost just one of their last 12 Premier League matches (W5 D6 L1) and lost just one of the last 29 at Goodison Park (W19 D9 L1). They are 1.654/6 to win.

Excluding blocked shots, 15 of the 19 shots that Romelu Lukaku has attempted this season have been on target. Lukaku is 4.57/2 to score first.

Stoke are one of three Premier League sides yet to register a headed goal this season and have mustered the joint-fewest headers on target in the top flight (4). Everton are 2.166/5 to keep a clean sheet.

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