Predicted Everton and Aston Villa line-ups - Benteke to start?

Match to be played on Saturday 18th October 2014 at 15:00. Venue: Goodison Park, Liverpool.

A goal from Steven Naismith wasn’t enough to help Everton to a win in their last game against Manchester United.

The Toffees are just outside the bottom three at the moment and need three points to help them start climbing the Premier League table.

The one area of the stats that Roberto Martinez will be very keen to improve is the number of goals the side is conceding which currently sits at 16, the worst in the division.

Aston Villa have slid down the table after an impressive start to the season and Paul Lambert’s job is to make sure that the team doesn’t lose that winning mentality and confidence.

Only one team has scored fewer goals in the Premier League this season than Aston Villa, which shows how important it is for them to try and play some open and aggressive football against Everton.

Here are the teams Martinez and Lambert could go with for this match.

Everton: Howard, Hibbert, Distin, Jagielka, Baines, McGeady, Barry, Besic, Pienaar, Naismith, Lukaku

Aston Villa: Guzan, Hutton, Senderos, Baker, Cissokho, Cleverley, Westwood, Delph, N’Zogbia, Weimann, Benteke

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