Will Everton and Stoke City make home advantage count?Posted: November 18, 2011
Near the foot: After the first three games of the season Wolves were up at the top of the league but seven games later, following a 3-1 defeat at Manchester CIty, Mick McCarthy’s team found themselves down in their lowest league position of the season (17th), with only one additional point, courtesy of a very late comeback at home to Swansea City in their previous game. However, they go to Goodison Park tomorrow, on the back of their third win of the campaign, now with 11 points from the same number of games. Everton have also managed to accumulate an average of one point per game.
Mid-table: Also tomorrow, Stoke City host Queens Park Rangers – two teams with identical records (Won 3 Drawn 3 Lost 5). Before Stoke had tasted defeat at home for the first time this season, 3-1 against Newcastle United on the last day of October, only four goals had previously been scored in as many games at the Britannia Stadium, including clean sheets kept against both Chelsea and Liverpool, as well as a 1-1 draw against champions Manchester United. Despite only being a win off eighth place, both teams have woeful goal differences, largely down to Rangers’ 6-0 defeat at Fulham at the beginning of October, and Stoke’s 5-0 capitulation at Bolton last time out.
Near the top: Spurs take on Aston Villa at White Hart Lane on Monday night.