On Thursday evening, Everton kicked off in the third round of Europa League, hosted by the Slovakian Ruzomberok.
Everton are back in the competition after a two-year absence and will seek to participate in the group stage after numerous changes in this summer.
Ronald Cumman's team enjoyed pre-season pre-season after winning two and finishing a draw in a match. Merseyside begin the new season with high expectations and will strive for good performance in the Europa League.
The upcoming match is a potential stumbling block for Ronald Cumman's team. Although the Toffees have good performance in the tournament - the team won 5 of their last 7 games in the race, but lost 5-2 last match against Dynamo Kiev.
Everton presents strong in home matches of the tournament and won five of their last six matches, scoring at least two goals in each meeting won.
Everton seems to be the favorite in the upcoming match, and also to be in the group stage of the race.
Ruzomberok is ranked in this phase of the tournament not without the help of a great deal of luck. The team overcame Norwegian Bran thanks to a 2-1 victory after losing 0-1 at home, but winning a rematch.
The form of the team in Europa League is not constant, as the team won two and lost three of their last 6 fights. In the away game Ruzomberok not performing well, and the victory over Brann is only one team has accomplished in the previous five games away from home.