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Everton will try to get into the third round of the EFL Cup when they travel to John Smith’s Stadium on Tuesday evening to put on the championship outfit City of Huddersfield.
The Toffees have started their 2021/22 Premier League season on a positive note, picking up four points from two games, while Huddersfield have picked up seven points from their four championship games this season.
Prediction for this match
The EFL Cup won’t be high on Huddersfield’s list of priorities this season, but the competition gives managers a chance to give the squad players precious minutes and the Terriers look confidently into Tuesday’s duel with Everton after two brilliant championship wins enter.
Carlos CorberanFinished 20th in their second division last season, their side had a disappointing start to their league season when they drew to Derby County before losing 5-1 at home to Fulham .
However, Huddersfield have beaten Preston North End 1-0 and Sheffield United 2-1 in their last two games, moving them to 10th place on the championship table with seven points from four games.
The Terries defeated Sheffield Wednesday on penalties after a goalless draw in the first round of this year’s EFL Cup, their first win in the competition since August 2017.
Huddersfield haven’t beaten Everton in any competition since 1956, but they drew 1-1 with the Toffees when the two sides faced off at Goodison Park during the 2018-19 Premier League season.
Everton, meanwhile, opened their 2021-22 Premier League season with an impressive 3-1 home win over Southampton before drawing 2-2 against Leeds United at Elland Road on Saturday afternoon.
A lot has been done Rafael BenitezThe controversial appointment as head coach but the first signs are positive and it will be fascinating to see how the Spaniard handles this competition, which could be the Merseyside club’s best chance for silver this season.
The Toffees never won the League Cup, but reached the finals in 1977 and 1984; Last season the club reached the quarter-finals of the competition before losing 2-0 at home to Manchester United.
Benitez will no doubt make changes for Tuesday’s game, with the team’s next Premier League game against Brighton & Hove Albion in mind on August 28th, but Everton fans are craving a trophy and it would be a story if the former Liverpool manager could deliver silver at Goodison Park.
As mentioned, Everton’s recent record against Huddersfield is superb, with a 1-0 win over the Terries when they last visited John Smith’s Stadium in the Premier League in January 2019.
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Huddersfield will be back without the services of. be Josh Ruffels due to a positive coronavirus test, but otherwise the terriers are in good shape for availability for this match.
Corberan will make changes to the team that started the league against Sheffield United on Saturday Fraizer Campbell, Harry Toffolo, Duane Holmes and Tom Lees all potentially coming into the side.
However, it is still expected to be a relatively strong XI for the hosts, with Lewis O’Brien despite ongoing speculation linking him to a move to Leeds United.
As for Everton, Benitez will be using the changes from the game against Leeds Fabian Delph, Moise Kean, Tom Davies, Asmir Begovic, Jonjoe Kenny, Mason Holgate and Jean-Philippe Gbamin in line for takeoff.
It could also be a place in the back to get fit again Jarrad Branthwaite, with the majority of those who faced Leeds on Saturday expected to drop to the bench or off the squad.
Demarai gray has made a great start to life at Goodison Park and Benitez will want the 25-year-old to maintain his momentum so there could be another start for the attacker in this game.
Huddersfield Town possible starting line-up:
Nicholle; Lees, Pearson, Colwill, Toffolo; Up, Hogg, O’Brien; Holmes, Campbell, Koroma
Everton possible starting line-up:
Begovic; Kenny, Holgate, Branthwaite, Digne; Delph, Davies, Gbamin; Townsend, Kean, Gray
Probability: Huddersfield Town 1-2 Everton
After a strong start to the 2021-22 season, confidence will be high at the Everton camp and we expect the Toffees to advance to the third round of the EFL Cup. Huddersfield will also enter the game after two strong results but we believe the superior quality of the Premier League team will shine through.
Best betting tip for this match
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