Paul Merson predicts Everton v Hull
By Harvey Byrne
Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson has predicted a comfortable victory for Everton in the weekend’s match against Hull.
The Toffees are currently preparing to face Marco Silva’s Tigers at Goodison Park in a clash which sees seventh take on 18th.
When the two sides met in December had to battle to a 2-2 draw with a David Marshall own goal and late Ross Barkley effort needed to cancel out goals from Michael Dawson and Robert Snodgrass.
However, Merson believes it will be one-way traffic this time around and has tipped a 3-0 win for Everton in the build-up to the match.
“Everton have now got Man Utd in their sights – I know Man Utd have got games in hand, but if they win this game, it puts pressure on the teams above them. And I expect Everton to win this game 3-0 as at home, they are a decent team,” wrote Merson for the Sky Sports website.
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Everton are currently in a good run of form with just one defeat against Tottenham coming from their last 11 league matches.
They are currently two points away from Manchester United in sixth having played two games more, but they will be aiming for a place in next season’s Europa Legaue.
Meanwhile, Hull are in indifferent form under the guidance of Silva following his takeover from Mike Phelan in January.
The Tigers have won five, drawn two and lost another five in his first 12 matches in charge and they will be looking for all three points at the weekend as they look to move clear of the relegation zone.
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