It’s Duncan Ferguson vs Steven Gerrard as the Scot tries to get a reaction out of Everton in his first match back as caretaker manager.
Everton have their first match since sacking Rafa Benitez when they host Aston Villa on Saturday.
A 2-1 defeat at Norwich saw Benitez sacked; Everton took just 5 points in their last 12 Premier League matches (1-2-9).
Benitez’s sacking was expected; in a Premier League table since October 2, Everton would be bottom, and with a record of one win from their last 13 Premier League games.
Everton have been ahead at half-time just twice in 19 games, the lowest in the Premier League. This season, the Toffees have kept just 3 clean sheets; only Newcastle and Watford have kept fewer clean sheets than Everton.
Since Steven Gerrard took charge of Villa in November, they have started to climb towards the safety of mid-table. Last weekend they came back from being 2-0 down to draw 2-2 at home with Manchester United.
Aston Villa won four of their first six matches under the former England captain – the defeats were against Manchester City and Liverpool – and since then it’s no wins in four matches. One of those was a 3-1 home loss to Chelsea but in their last two matches, away and at home against Manchester United, they have been really decent.
Aston Villa have conceded seven goals in their last three Premier League games (0-1-2), more than they had in their previous 7 matches in the Premier League (6).
Everton vs Aston Villa betting tip: Both Teams To Score @ 1.83