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    Everton v Norwich City: Waving goodbye to a disappointing season

    By Chris Lincoln

    There is no question that both Everton and Norwich City will be happy to see the back of the 2015/16 season, one that came to a head for both clubs during the week when the Toffees sacked manager Roberto Martinez and the Canaries were relegated back to the Championship. 

    Everton have endured a torrid season and have not had much to cheer about other than a date at Wembley for their FA Cup semi-final defeat against Manchester United. If anything that game summed up their season as a failure to convert chances was punished by their own defensive mistakes.

    The Merseyside club have an abysmal home record, picking up just twenty points at Goodison Park with only Aston Villa collecting less. Even victory against Norwich will not change the fact it has been their worst season on home soil for 19 years. One victory in their last ten games and eleven goals conceded in their previous four will not fill the Toffees' fans with much confidence, despite hosting a relegated club in Norwich City.

    Glum faces have become a common expression at Everton

    Alex Neil's men produced one of their best attacking displays of the season when they defeated Watford 4-2 on Wednesday night, yet it was not enough to prevent relegation as Sunderland saw off Everton 3-0. That result came on the back of four consecutive defeats for the Canaries after a positive run that looked to have turned the tide for the East Anglian club.

    Everton have an awful home record but Norwich's form on their travels is just as dire. They have lost eight of their last nine Premier League away games, failing to score in seven of those matches. Norwich fans will wonder why Dieumerci Mbokani and Nathan Redmond have been unable to produce the form they showed against Watford on a more regular basis.

    The form book and recent meetings all swing in favour of a draw. Six of the last eight matches between the clubs have resulted in such an outcome, although Norwich have not beaten Everton at Goodison Park for over 22 years.

    Norwich wave goodbye to the Premier League at Carrow Road

    Everton interim managers Joe Royle and David Unsworth could welcome back Phil Jagielka and Seamus Coleman from injuries, whilst Norwich are still without Andre Wisdom, Alex Tettey, Timm Klose and Player of the Season Jonny Howson. 

    Key Players:
    Romelo Lukaku- one Everton player who can hold his head high this season is the Belgian international with 18 Premier League goals. He will be looking to put in a good performance to tempt bigger clubs to bid for his signature. 

    Nathan Redmond- the England Under-21 international was excellent against Watford and may well be looking to seal a move away himself during the summer transfer window.

    Chris Lincoln's Prediction: Everton 3-3 Norwich City
    Two teams who cannot defend and have endured dreadful seasons will hopefully serve up an entertaining finish to the 2015/16 Premier League season. 

    Photos by Getty Images and The Mirror

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