Fresh from picking up a 1-0 victory against Watford last weekend, Everton travel to face Aston Villa knowing all three points in Midlands would see them go top of the Premier League table.
The return of top-flight football at Villa Park did not go well last week, as Bournemouth secured a 2-1 win against Dean Smith's side to ensure the newly-promoted outfit are still yet to pick up a point this term.
Everton will therefore be confident, although the fact that they have scored just once this season is a concern, with the likes of Richarlison, Moise Kean and Dominic Calvert-Lewin yet to get their names on the scoresheet.
Given Villa's form, Everton will be fancied to get a positive result against the Lions, but a trio of respected pundits do not expect the visitors to leave with all three points.
Michael Owen - Draw ( BetVictor )
Aston Villa have lost 14 of their last 15 Premier League games but will still be kicking themselves for such a slow start against Bournemouth on Saturday when individual mistakes saw them two-down inside the first quarter hour.
Dean Smith will be hoping for a better start on Friday evening against an Everton side who have failed to impress so far this season but have yet to concede a goal.
I can’t split the sides – a point apiece.
Mark Lawrenson - 1-1 draw ( BBC )
Everton have picked up two clean sheets from their first two games. I also think they have got the best chance of breaking into the top six. Everyone talks about Leicester but Everton could do it.
New signing Moise Kean is still young so you have to be patient with him. He has the ability and he's like a new toy. How is he going to work?
Aston Villa got beaten at home last weekend but I think they can get a draw against Everton. They have spent a lot of money in the transfer window but you can see they have a structure in place. There is a real identification about them.
Charlie Nicholas - 1-1 draw ( Sky Sports )
Villa have been OK. They had a good 60 minutes or so against Tottenham and then a bit of an eye-opener against Bournemouth last weekend. They have spent a lot of money but the quality steps up in the Premier League.
I think Jack Grealish is playing too deep. John McGinn seems to be catching the eye with his driving runs and energy but Grealish should be further up the pitch and a bit closer to him. I don't think Villa are too far away.
Everton haven't really clicked into action yet. I don't think they are going to be amazing to watch but the improvement has definitely been defensively - Michael Keane has started the season well.
Villa will think they need to get something on the board. I think it will be physical but not a high-scoring game.