After 11 consistent years as Everton boss, life after the Toffees has been pretty tumultuous for David Moyes.
The Scot is in his third job since leaving Goodison Park, having had rough experiences at both Manchester United and Real Sociedad.
Now at Sunderland, the 53-year-old welcomes the Merseysiders to the Stadium of Light with his new club sat in the relegation zone.
Everton’s own settled equilibrium has been disturbed somewhat in the post-Moyes era.
They endured three topsy-turvy campaigns under Roberto Martinez’s watch, before hiring Ronald Koeman to steady the ship this summer.
So far, the Dutchman has done a good job with Everton sat in fourth place before the international break and unbeaten so far in his first three games.
That streak should be extended in the north east; as a score draw looks like the most likely outcome on Monday Night Football.
Four of the last seven editions of this fixture held at the Black Cats’ gaff have ended level, and all of them saw both teams score.
All three of Sunderland’s games this term have seen both teams score, while two of Everton’s assignments have also obliged.
As they have done for much of his time at the club, Sunderland will look to Jermain Defoe to ripple the net.
The former Tottenham man has 21 goals in 53 league outings for the Wearside outfit and has two in three games against Everton while wearing their red and white strip.
It’s 11/2 that Defoe nets the first of the match, and a healthy-looking 2/1 that he bags at anytime.
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