Everton Fixtures – April 2022 Preview

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Alex Iwobi's last-gasp winner fired Everton to an all-important 1-0 home triumph over Newcastle United, ending their frustrating run of four straight Premier League defeats. 

But Frank Lampard's side can ill-afford to rest on their laurels, as their hopes of avoiding the drop are still up in the air. 

Going into the business end of the 2021/22 season, the Toffees sit just three points clear of 18th-placed Watford in the Premier League table. The bookmakers at newbettingsites.com.au and other betting sites give Everton a good chance to avoid the drop, but when have we ever played by the odds?

With two games in hand on the Hornets, Everton hold their survival bid firmly in their hands ahead of their hectic April schedule. 

West Ham United

Everton's first post-international break Premier League fixture pits them against European-battling West Ham United at the London Stadium.

After falling to a 1-0 defeat at Goodison back in October, the Toffees stare at the prospect of suffering their first league double to the Hammers since 1972/73.

Yet, David Moyes' men have struggled with inconsistent performances, alternating between victories and defeats across their last four Premier League outings (W2, L2).

Therefore, Everton cannot afford to throw in the towel despite their status as pre-match underdogs.


Just three days after their visit to the nation's capital, Lampard's side will take a trip to Turf Moor to take on Burnley in a relegation six-pointer. 

Only four points currently separate Everton from 19th-placed Clarets, who headed into March's international break on a run of three consecutive league defeats. 

A potential victory in the Lancashire, where the Toffees are winless in their last two top-flight visits (D1, L1), would be a massive coup for the Merseysiders.

Manchester United

Everton's bid to secure Premier League survival will face a stern test in the shape of Manchester United on April 9.

The Toffees held Ralf Rangnick's side to a 1-1 draw in the reverse fixture at Old Trafford, but another stalemate may not suffice this time around given the circumstances. 

Unfortunately, the Merseysiders have lost both previous competitive meetings with Man United on home turf by a two-goal margin.

Meanwhile, Man United loanee Donny van de Beek has gone from strength to strength since moving to Goodison in January.

But his stay in Merseyside is hanging in the balance as Ajax boss Erik ten Hag leads the race to take over the Red Devils in the summer, as per the Daily Mirror.

Leicester City

Everton will have 11 days to rest and prepare themselves for another formidable challenge in the form of mid-table Leicester City.

Brendan Rodgers' men regained their confidence ahead of the international break, racking up three wins from their last four league outings (L1), including a 2-1 home victory over Brentford last time out.

However, the Toffees have enjoyed facing Leicester of late, having won twice across their last three top-flight H2Hs, barring a 1-1 draw in the reverse fixture at the King Power Stadium.


The 60th edition of the famous Merseyside derby in the Premier League will serve to round off Everton's action in April.

Lampard's side will carry revenge on their minds when the two sides lock horns at Anfield following an embarrassing 4-1 defeat at Goodison earlier this season.

But the Reds, who have returned in contention for the Premier League title after nine successive league victories, boast a clear advantage in the overall H2H record.

Liverpool have won 25 of their 59 Premier League encounters against Everton, who have just ten triumphs to their name, with 24 draws.

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Kevin Prytherch
1 Posted 29/03/2022 at 12:51:35
Optimistically - I can see us winning 1, drawing 1 and losing 3. Going into May on 29 points with 6 games left.

Realistically - we could struggle to get 2 points.

Dave Lynch
2 Posted 29/03/2022 at 13:38:44
Not looking good is it
Danny O’Neill
3 Posted 29/03/2022 at 13:51:43
I'm going for 6 points from that, taking us to 31 with Watford and Brentford still to play.
Tom Harvey
4 Posted 29/03/2022 at 13:56:42
Against the Hammers vs EFC I can only see us sneaking a draw at most, they're well organised and can score. pts 0 or 1

Burnley v EFC, this could go either way, two very nervous teams that can't afford to lose, but might be too frightened to win, Burnley have a more organised defence and specialise on the break and set pieces. I'll go against what most will probably predict on here and call this a narrow win to Burnley, pts 0

EFC v ManU, I can only see them jumping on us from start to finish, they know if they can get the early or fist goal against us, they're most of the way to winning, they'll just have too much for us and fragility will surface. pts 0

EFC v Leicester, they make defensive mistakes and have their off days, but can also attack with guile (something we can't), I'll give them the edge, pts 0 or 1

Beelzebub's horde v EFC, MASSACRE.
Their evil presence from the stands will be howling for blood. They may well be in pole position for the Prem or still in contention and need the win, competition will be intense in their team, their players will be will desperate to prove they're worthy of the FA and CL finals. I can only see our players with defeated mindsets before they've gotten anywhere near that horrible place. pts 0

Maybe we can get a win or a few draws, but one thing I'm sure of is that if we carry a bad losing streak into that derby, that lot will completely finish off our morale.

Jay Harris
5 Posted 29/03/2022 at 14:14:17
The optimist in me says we will win at West Ham draw at Burnley and get at least 4 points from 2 home games against Man U and Leicester.

The realist in me questions whether we will get the team selection, tactics and player response right in those games so In reality we will get what we fight for and not much else.

It is vital that we do not lose to Burnley as it is between us Burnley and Watford as to who will go down with Norwich.

We cant keep scorning opportunities to get points on the board and hopefully the 2 week break has given us the chance to regroup and get focus back.

Dave Lynch
6 Posted 29/03/2022 at 14:29:19
Forget the Derby.
That will not define our season, that will be a massacre of epic proportions imo.

They love the kudos of beating us and we will more than likely have to play the ref and var as well.

Tony Abrahams
7 Posted 29/03/2022 at 14:51:22
It stinks that we can’t have an extra day before we play United, and it stinks even more that we have got the early kickoff on that fucking Liverpool Chanel.

Start moaning Everton, create an attitude of its us against the world, instead of meekly walking towards the trapdoor without a murmur.

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