By Dominic Toner
Stan Collymore has predicted Everton to continue their recent form with an away victory against Middlesbrough.
The Toffees travel to Boro on Saturday for a Premier League meeting and will start the game as minor favourites.
The Merseyside club are unbeaten in their last seven Premier League games and demolished Bournemouth 6-3 in their last match.
Meanwhile, Boro have been been sucked into a relegation battle after failing to win in the league since 17 December against Swansea and are now just a point above the drop zone.
Collymore has tipped a 2-1 scoreline in Everton’s favour at the Riverside Stadium, as cited by his official Twitter account.
Arsenal 2 Hull 0. United 1 Watford 0. Boro 1 Everton 2. Stoke 1 Palace 1. Sunderland 2 Southampton 1.
— Stan Collymore (@StanCollymore) February 9, 2017
Everton’s side will be full of confidence after recent results and they are now beginning to match the philosophy of manager Ronald Koeman.
Romelu Lukaku will be in a great mood ahead of the Boro test after scoring four goals in the Bournemouth win.
The Belgium international is now on top of the Premier League’s golden boot chart with 16 goals and will be hoping to extend his lead over the likes of Alexis Sanchez, Diego Costa, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Harry Kane and Jermain Defoe.
Everton’s season is now gathering real momentum and they are just seven points adrift of Arsenal in fourth, meaning they could still have ambitions of gaining an unlikely Champions League finish.
In other Everton transfer news, the club’s talks with their 23-year-old have stalled and put Chelsea on high alert.