Predicted Everton and Stoke City line-ups

Everton Logo at Goodison Park

Match to be played on Friday 26th December 2014 at 15:00. Venue: Goodison Park, Liverpool.

Everton will be looking to return to winning ways on Boxing Day when they take on Stoke City at home in the Premier League.

Roberto Martinez’s side will head into the clash at Goodison Park on the back of a 3-0 defeat to Southampton at St. Mary’s Stadium.

The Toffees have been in inconsistent form of late and currently find themselves 11th in the Premier League table with 21 points from 17 matches, 10 points behind fourth-placed West Ham United.

Everton are still aiming for a top-four finish in the league table, but they need to start putting together a run of positive results,

Meanwhile, Stoke are 13th in the league standings with 19 points, just four points above the relegation zone.

The Potters have won just one game so far this month, and need to start picking up points in order to increase the gap between themselves and the bottom three.

Predicted line-ups:

Everton: Howard; Coleman, Jagielka, Distin, Baines; Besic, Barry; Naismith, Eto’o, Barkley; Lukaku

Stoke City: Begovic; Bardsley, Shawcross, Muniesa, Pieters; N’Zonzi, Cameron; Walters, Bojan, Arnautovic; Crouch

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