Everton welcome Newcastle to Goodison Park with the upper hand, well statistically that is. The Toffees are yet to concede a goal on home turf, subsequently they are yet to lose a game.

Ironically it is only Wigan, under current Everton boss Roberto Martinez, to win at Goodison Park this calendar year. That was in the FA Cup, in the league they remain undefeated.

So it doesn't take a genius to realise it is going to take a lot to beat Everton, and after the Magpies embarrassing loss to Hull last week, a win is needed. It could be a close game.

Newcastle will hope that striker Loic Remy can be on top form once again, with the French maestro scoring two goals last week, although they went on to lose 3-2.

As for Everton, they have their secret weapon Leighton Baines, who like Remy, managed two goals as the Toffees won 3-2 against a resilient West Ham. Both of Baines' goals came from free-kicks. New signing Romelu Lukaku also marked his first start with a goal.

In Newcastle's last 10 trips to Goodison Park, they have managed just one win, yet last season managed an enthralling 2-2 draw.

Pardew conceded in "we can't defend like we did against Hull or we'll lose", although said that his side will travel in "good shape".

The statistics go against Newcastle, although in football anything is possible. Both clubs have something to prove in the game and the result will mainly come to whoever fights for it the most.

Check out the predicted line-ups for Everton's vital clash against Newcastle at Goodison Park.

Everton: Howard, Coleman, Jagielka, Distin, Baines, Osman, Barry, Mirallas, Barkley, Naismith, Lukaku.

Newcastle: Krul, Debuchy, Taylor, Coloccini, Santon, Sissoko, Cabaye, Tiote, Rémy, Ben Arfa, Cisse

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