Hajduk Split vs Everton: TV channel, stream, kick-off time, odds & match preview

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Wayne Rooney and co. will be aiming to ensure they enter the draw for the group stage as they travel to Croatia for the final play-off game

Everton can book their place in the group stage of the Europa League on Thursday as they take on Hajduk Split in the second leg of the play-off round.

Ronald Koeman's side head into the game with a two-goal cushion, having defeated the Croatian side 2-0 in the first leg at Goodison Park last week.

However, the Premier League outfit will certainly not be taking Joan Carrillo's men lightly and they will be determined to ensure their place in Friday's group stage draw in Monaco.

Game Hajduk Split vs Everton
Date Thursday, August 24
Time 20:00 BST / 15:00 ET

TV CHANNEL & LIVE STREAM


Davy Klaassen Savvas Gentsoglou Everton Hajduk Split Europa League

In the UK, the match will be available to watch live on television on ITV 4 and by online stream using the ITV Player.

UK TV channel Online stream
ITV 4 ITV Player

In the US, the match will be available to watch live on television on ESPN Deportes and by stream via WatchESPN.

US TV channel Online stream
ESPN Deportes WatchESPN

SQUADS & TEAM NEWS


Position Everton players
Goalkeepers Stekelenburg, Pickford, Robles
Defenders Baines, Martina, Keane, Williams, Jagielka, Holgate, Connolly, Kenny
Midfielders Klaassen, Gueye, Schneiderlin, Davies, Barry, Mirallas, Barkley, McCarthy, Besic, Lennon, Dowell, Sigurdsson
Forwards Rooney, Sandro, Lookman, Calvert-Lewin

Everton are without a number of players through injury, with Yannick Bolasie, Ross Barkley, Seamus Coleman and Ramiro Funes Mori all sidelined. Sandro Ramirez is a doubt with a heel issue, but James McCarthy has returned to training and the Republic of Ireland could be fit enough to make the match-day squad.

New record-signing Gylfi Sigurdsson made a substitute appearance in Monday's 1-1 draw against Manchester City and the midfielder is in line for his first start for the Toffees since joining in a £45 million deal from Swansea.

Potential starting XI: Pickford; Baines, Jagielka, Williams, Keane; Gueye, Klaassen, Sigurdsson, Schneiderlin; Rooney, Calvert-Lewin.

Position Hajduk Split players
Goalkeepers Stipica, Grbic, Letica
Defenders Carbonieri, Lopez, Bosancic, Juranjovic, Nizic, Memolla, Sehic, Fomitschow, Ismajli
Midfielders Barry, Vlasic, Radosevic, Kozulj, Kalik, Basic, Tudor, Jandrek, Gentsoglou
Forwards Prtajin, Futacs, Ohandza, Pesic, Said, Erceg

Franck Ohandza did not travel for Hajduk's 4-0 league win over Rudes on Sunday due to a muscle injury and doubts remain as to whether he will be available to face Everton. Borja Lopez is unlikely to feature as he recovers from injury.

In Ohandza's absence against Rudes, Ahmed Said excelled, scoring a hat-trick, and the former Genoa striker's performance means that he may have forced his way into the starting XI for the second leg, having began on the bench at Goodison Park.

Potential starting XI: Stipica; Carbonieri, Nizic, Memolla, Juranovic; Gentsoglou, Radosevic, Kozulj, Barry, Vlasic; Said.


BETTING & MATCH ODDS


Ronald Koeman, Everton, Europa League, 08172017

Everton are 23/20 favourites to win in Croatia, according to dabblebet, with Hajduk Split considered 9/4 bets to beat the Toffees, while a draw is also available at 9/4.

Wayne Rooney is 5/1 to open the scoring at Stadon Poljud, while Hajduk's Franck Ohandza is 11/2. Interestingly, new Everton signing Gylfi Sigurdsson is also 11/2 to score first, and Hajduk striker Said Ahmed Said, who scored a hat-trick in his last outing, is 6/1.


GAME PREVIEW


Gylfi Sigurdsson Everton

Everton have got the 2017-18 campaign off to a solid start and they will hope to use that momentum on Thursday to ensure their participation in continental competition continues throughout the season.

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Koeman's men have taken four points from their opening two Premier League games and as they stand on the cusp of booking their place in the Europa League group stage, Toffees fans will be forgiven for having a burgeoning sense of optimism.

Summer signings Wayne Rooney, Michael Keane, Davy Klaassen and Jordan Pickford have settled in well, while the addition of Sigurdsson to the mix adds a different, but equally potent, threat to their midfield. Indeed, Everton's performance against Manchester City on Monday was impressive and Pep Guardiola's title hopefuls were lucky to come away with a point at home.

The Merseyside outfit dominated the first leg against Hajduk last week and considering their opponents' inconsistent recent form they will have full confidence in their ability to see out the tie.

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