During the pre-season, Everton were one of the most hyped sides in the top flight. They gathered some form at the end of last season and made some positive signings in the summer transfer market. However, all they could manage on the opening day of the season was a draw away at Crystal Palace. Watford took a surprise 3-0 hammering at home against Brighton. Read our Everton v Watford betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 14th, 2019 at 6:12 p.m.)
Never at any point did Everton look as if they had shaken off the summer rust in their opening game of the new season. They were out on the road against Crystal Palace and played out a 0-0 draw at Selhurst Park. The Merseysiders were reduced to 10 men with 15 minutes to play, which didn’t help. There is going to be a lot better to come from the Toffees.
But avoiding defeat away from home on the opening day of the season isn’t a bad way to start. It was how they started last season, with an away draw. The Toffees went undefeated across their opening four games of the previous campaign (W1 D3). Their output, or lack thereof last weekend was disappointing after so much summer hype. Will they deliver better with the home crowd behind them?
Everton did win their opening home game last season, a 2-1 success over Southampton. The Toffees won five of their first six home fixtures in the last campaign. They averaged 1.6 goals per home fixture last season and they ended strongly at Goodison Park too, winning each of their last four on Merseyside, all clean sheet victories as well.
There was a 2-2 draw at Goodison between them last season
Everton are undefeated in their 13 previous home games against Watford
Both teams have scored in two of the last five meetings
The last two meetings at Goodison have produced at least four goals
What happened to the Hornets on the opening weekend? They started at home against Brighton, a team who only just avoided relegation in the previous season. Good things were expected from Watford. They didn’t happen as they suffered a bruising 3-0 defeat. That was a real shocker and now it puts a lot of pressure on them for this, their first away game of the campaign. What response do they have in them? A test of character is coming up.
The Hornets produced a W6 D5 L8 record on their travels last season in the top flight. They did win their opening road fixture last season. That was a 3-1 success at Burnley. Watford produced a four-match winning streak at the start of the last campaign so are already worse off. The bulk of the struggles that the Hornets had on their travels last season were against the stronger clubs. They lost 7 of their away games against teams who finished in the top ten, Watford failing to score in four of those.
There has to be better to come from Everton and being roared on by the home crowd at Goodison Park, they look the value option to go and pick up three points in this fixture. Watford were reeling after that dreadful opening result.
16th August 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
What next for the Eagles? It was another season of struggles for them and they don’t look to have done much over the summer to bolster an average-looking squad. The Toffees meanwhile seemed to find their groove under Marco Silva at the end of the last campaign. Read our Crystal Palace v Everton betting tips for more.
Crystal Palace 2/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 6th, 2019 at 5:33 p.m.)
The Eagles did not have a great season, particularly at home. Their 12th place finish because of a decent finish, may have flattered them a little bit. They were comfortably safe from any relegation worries, but it is hard to see them pushing on breaking out of the bottom half of this season.
Palace only produced a W5 D5 L9 record on home soil in the top flight last term. They have seen Aaron Wan-Bisaaka go to Manchester United with the experience of Gary Cahill joining them. They were short of goals last season and they have grabbed Jordan Ayew to try and help solve that. Of the top twelve finishers last season, only Wolves scored fewer goals than Palace managed.
The Eagles averaged a goal per home game last season with only 32% of fixtures at Selhurst Park going over 2.5 goals. Palace earned a clean sheet in 37% of their home fixtures. Four of their five home wins incidentally, were by a two-goal margin. Once again they are in the position of not being able to afford to lose Wilfried Zaha, upon who they are so heavily reliant.
Three of the last four meetings at Selhurst Park have been drawn
Everton took four points from their games against Palace last season
The Toffees have three clean sheets in five against Palace
Crystal Palace are winless in nine against Everton (D5 L4)
On paper at least, Everton look as if they are set for a good season. Things came together well for Marco Silva’s men at the end of last season, with a four-match winning streak at home. In that sequence of games, they beat Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United. So it was all positive at the end of the season. It took a while, but they got there.
The Toffees lost just two of their last eleven games, both of those away games at Newcastle and Fulham. Everton only managed a W5 D5 L9 record on the road last season and they took no victory away at a side who finished above them in the table. But things do look brighter for them. Everton averaged 1.25 goals per away game last season.
Their big summer capture has been Moise Kean, one of the most highly touted young strikers on the continent. He comes over from Juventus and they have added Jean-Philippe Gbamin while locking in Andre Gomes on a permanent deal. A bit of extra help in defence and they should be good to go. Everton were level at the break in more than half of all their league games last season.
We don’t see Palace being a particular threat in this one at all. They look very lightweight in attack and with not much creativity in the middle of the park. Everton may be able to enjoy themselves down at Selhurst Park. Away win.
8th August 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Spurs have gone off the rails and with their extra midweek efforts in the Champions League then there has to be a decent chance for Everton in this one. Tottenham, regardless of what happens this weekend should take a top-four finish. A point would guarantee that. Everton won’t be able to reach the top four, not even with a win. Read our Tottenham v Everton betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on May 6th, 2019 at 9:40 p.m.)
Spurs can take it somewhat easy on the final day of the season. The way that things have worked out is that they have realistically booked a top-four finish. The only way that’s not going to happen if they lose this, Arsenal win their game and the Gunners somehow manage to overturn a massive goal difference of 8 between the two teams. So it’s not likely to happen, which is good news for Spurs because they are out of form. They have lost back to back Premier League games, both 1-0 defeat against West Ham and Bournemouth. They had a bad day at the office last weekend, having had two men sent off against the Cherries.
But then in midweek, they mounted a stunning comeback to beat Ajax and reach the Champions League final. So they have that to look forward to. The home league form of Spurs is W12 D1 L5 this season. While Spurs have lost five of their last eight Premier League games, four of those were away from home. They were on a three-match winning streak (all to nil) in their new stadium in top-flight games, before the reverse against West Ham last time out there. Spurs have taken a clean sheet in 39% of home games this season and seven of their 12 wins on home soil have been by a margin of at least two goals. The Lilywhites have scored 62% of their home goals after the half time break.
Tottenham thumped Everton 6-2 just before Christmas
Spurs are on a three-match winning streak against the Toffees
Everton have conceded at least three goals in each of their last four against Spurs
Spurs are unbeaten at home in ten against Everton in all competitions
Everton have really been enjoying themselves since the end of February. That is when things started to come together for them. The Toffees have lost just two of their last ten league games, but both of those were away defeats (at Newcastle and Fulham). The big notable change about Everton has been their defences organization though. They have taken a clean sheet in eight of their last ten games now, which is highly impressive. Away from home, this season Everton have only won the five games (W4 L9) so that is an area in which they have to work to improve for next season. They managed to post a W2 D1 L2 record in their last five games out one-hour and.
Away from Goodison Park this season, six of their nine defeats on the road have been by a margin of just the one goal. They have taken three clean sheets in their last five away games and each of their last three away games have gone under 2.5 goals. Everton have been level at the halftime break in 11 of their 18 away games this season and 78% of their road goals conceded have been in the second period of fixtures. Everton have opened the scoring in just eight away games. In the last eight rounds of Premier League action, only two teams (Liverpool and Man City) have earned more points than Everton.
Tottenham have ran out of some steam and the extra midweek game won’t have helped. Everton can relax and they have put together some decent enough form. There is enough in the current form of the Toffees to suggest that they can avoid defeat. Draw.
10th May 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Everton are still in the race for a top-seven finish this season and they have some good momentum behind them with four wins nit their last five played. But they will know that they won’t get an easy game at Selhurst Park against Crystal Palace. The Eagles took a fantastic away win at Arsenal last weekend. Read our Crystal Palace v Everton betting tips for more.
Crystal Palace 17/10
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on April 25th, 2019 at 7:36 p.m.)
The Eagles did a fantastic job last weekend in picking up a 3-2 win at Arsenal. That continued their sequence of alternating between a win and a loss across their last nine league games now. It was another good away success for them and they have been a stronger away side than home side this season. The Eagles have lost three of their last four on home soil (W1). The one exception was a home win over the relegated Huddersfield. At home this season the Eagles have produced a record of W4 D4 L9, which has been a disrupting return.
The Eagles have gone W1 D1 L7 in their nine games at home so far against the current top ten. This season the Eagles have averaged under a goal per game at home and only 29% of league fixtures at Selhurst Park have gone over 2.5 goals. In total they have bagged a clean sheet in 35% of their home games, so haven’t been that bad at the back. All four of the home wins that they have taken this season have been with a clean sheet. Three of their four home wins have been by a margin of two goals exactly. Palace are on a seven-match scoring streak.
Everton were 2-0 home winners over the Eagles in October
Everton have won the last two league meetings
Palace are winless in their last eight EPL meetings with the Toffees
Palace are W2 D2 L1 in their last five visits to Goodison Park
Everton produced a 4-0 win over Manchester United last weekend to make it four wins nit their last five games (L1). The only game they didn’t win that sequence saw them suffered a shock away defeat at the already-relegated Fulham. Everton have actually lost two of their last three away games (W1) in the top flight. Overall this season they have produced an away record of W5 D3 L9. The Toffees have alternated between a loss and a win in their last seven away games. Next up in the sequence, therefore, would be a victory of them on the road.
Everton have averaged 1.3 goals per away game this season and away from home, they have conceded one goal more than which they have scored. Overall this season they have taken a clean sheet in 24% of their away games. The last three wins that they have taken away from Goodison Park have been with a clean sheet. Everton have been sat level at the halftime break in 10 of their 17 away games this season and they haven’t been involved in an away draw in eleven. 78% of the away goals which they have conceded this season have come in the second half of games.
Everton have been in good form lately but they have had a couple of poor away results recently. But then you have Crystal Palace who haven’t produced a lot of form at home this season and it’s tough to pick a winner. The draw in the match outright actually looks the best option.
25th April 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Toffees do still have a shot at a top-seven finish this season after having put up some good results recently. They did, however, crash to a poor loss at Fulham last weekend. Manchester United have some work to do in the race for a top-four finish and they are struggling for a bit of a form. Read our Everton v Manchester United betting tips for more.
Man Utd 23/20
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on April 16th, 2019 at 11:57 p.m.)
The Toffees suffered a 2-0 loss out at Fulham last weekend, a disappointing result for them as they had been on a three-match winning streak prior to that. They have still won their last two at home though taking down Arsenal and Chelsea. Before that, they had held out for a draw against rivals Liverpool at Goodison Park. So they have upped their game there and it leaves them at W8 D4 L5 this season on home soil in the top flight. Everton have not conceded in any of their last three league home games.
Everton have averaged 1.4 goals per home game this season but now have taken a clean sheet in 41% of their home games. Home and away combined they have five clean sheets in their last seven league outings. Less than half of the league games this season at Goodison Park have gone over 2.5 goals. Everton’s last four home wins have been with a clean sheet as well. Everton have been level at the halftime break in 10 of their 17 home games in the EPL. They have opened the scoring in 10 of their home fixtures this season.
Man Utd were 2-1 winner at home over Everton last weekend
The Red Devils are on a three-match winning streak over the Toffees
Everton are winless in eight against United in all competitions
United are undefeated in their last three league trips to Goodison
The Red Devils have not managed to pick up a clean sheet in any of their last nine games in all competitions. After bowing out of the Champions League against Barcelona in midweek, it’s all hands to the pump in trying to get a top-four league finish. Manchester United have lost two of their last four league fixtures and both defeats in a sequence were away from home. So that is a two-match losing streak that the Red Devils are on away from Old Trafford at the moment, the defeats coming at Arsenal and then Wolves. The overall away form of Manchester United this season in the Premier League is W9 D2 L6.
Manchester United have scored 31 goals on their travels which is an average of 1.8 per game. 71% of all of Manchester United away games have gone over 2.5 goals. Red Devils have claimed a clean sheet in 29% of their road fixtures this season but they are without one in any of their last three away from home in the Premier League, none in their last six home and away combined. They do boast the fourth best away record in the top flight this season and they have been leading at the halftime break in seven away games. The Red Devils have not been involved in an away draw in any of their last nine.
Everton may well have a shot at this one given their recent results against strong opposition on home soil. Manchester United have looked a little bit short recently and the Red Devils may struggle to get something out of this trip to Goodison. Home win.
19th April 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Cottagers are down and out already, while Everton have put together a last spurt of form to try and challenge for a top-seven finish. The Toffees head back into action on a three-match winning streak in the top flight. With Fulham’s fight gone, will the Toffees extend their winning touch? Read our Fulham v Everton betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on April 9th, 2019 at 11:32 p.m.)
Fulham will be playing in the Championship next season and there have been no real signs that they are going to finish this season on any kind of positive note. They are currently on a nine-match losing streak in the Premier League and they have lost their last four at Craven Cottage as well. In their last fixture, they made a trip to Vicarage Road on to face Watford and suffered a 4-1 defeat. The home form of Fulham this season reads W4 D3 L9 and all four of those victories have been against sides who are currently sat inside the bottom seven in the Premier League.
Fulham have scored 19 goals this season at home but they have conceded at an average of exactly 2 goals per home game. Five of their last six home fixtures have made it over 2.5 goals. Fulham have managed to take a clean sheet in just one home fixture all season which was in a 1-0 victory over Huddersfield at the end of December. Fulham have not earned a clean sheet in any of their last 13 Premier League games, home and away they have not been involved in a draw in 14. The Cottagers have conceded at least two goals in each of their last 13 top-flight fixtures.
Everton took a 3-0 home win over Fulham in September
The Toffees are on a three-match winning streak against Fulham
Both teams have scored in three of the last four meetings
Fulham are winless in their last four EPL home games against Everton (D2 L2)
Everton are on an upswing of form at the moment with a three-match winning streak going. Within that sequence, they have taken home victories over Chelsea and Arsenal. The last time out on the road they produced a 2-0 victory at West Ham which leaves them with two wins in their last three on the road (L1). Everton’s overall away record this season is W5 D3 L8 which is nothing particularly special. Three of those five away wins have appeared in their last five road fixtures.
Everton have averaged 1.4 goals per away game while they have conceded at an average 1.3. The Toffees have earned a clean sheet in 25% of their road fixtures this season. Overall home and away they have banked a clean sheet in five of their last six played now so they have tightened up dramatically. Each of their last three away wins have been with a clean sheet as well. Everton have conceded 76% of their away goals in the second period of fixtures this season. They have been level at the halftime break in nine of their 16 road games.
This could be an exciting open game. Everton have come into form while Fulham haven’t done a bad job of putting the ball in the back of the net at home recently. Everton to win & both teams to score looks a good fit.
10th April 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Toffees have put back to back league wins together after picking up a good away win at West Ham on the weekend. It’s back to home soil for a big challenge on Sunday though as they play host to Arsenal. The Gunners moved up to third with a win over Newcastle last Monday. Read our Everton v Arsenal betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on April 2nd, 2019 at 11:33 p.m.)
Everton beat West Ham 2-0 on the weekend to make it back to back league successes for them. They have improved to a W3 D1 L1 record now in their last five outings. Their home record stands at W7 D4 L5 this easy and they scored a fantastic 2-0 home win over Chelsea in their last home fixture. That is, however, their only home win this season against a side in the top half of the table. In such games, Everton are W1 D2 L4 this season. The Toffees have produced an average of 1.4 goals per home game, with less than half of their home fixtures going over 2.5 goals.
They have banked a clean sheet in 38% of home games and their defence has improved drastically since the end of February. They have four clean sheets in their last five at the moment. If you look back, each to their last five league wins, home and away have all been with a clean sheet. Can they do enough to keep Arsenal at arm’s length? Only two of their seven home wins have been by a one-goal margin. Everton have been level at half time in 10 of their 16 home games. The Toffees have scored 61% of their home goals after the half time break.
Arsenal were 2-0 home winners over Everton in September
The Gunners won 5-2 on their last visit to Goodison Park
Everton are winless in four against the Gunners
Arsenal have scored at least goals in each of their last four against Everton
The Gunners earned a solid 2-0 home win over Newcastle last Monday. That leaves them with five wins in their last six games (D1) and they have some important momentum behind them now in the race for a top-four finish. The Gunners though have only won five away games this season (D4 L5) so have had their issues on the road. In their last away game, they picked up a good point against rivals Spurs. But it left them with only one win in their last eight away games (D3 L4). That lone win in that sequence was against Huddersfield.
The Gunners have scored 26 goals away from home at an average of 1.86 per game. 79% of their away games have gone over 2.5 goals this season. Arsenal are still on the hunt for their first away clean sheet of the season. More than half of their away games have gone over 3.5 goals. Four of Arsenal’s five away wins have been by a one-goal margin only. Just twice have they been leading at half time away from home. That is despite them having opened the scoring in 9 of 14 away games. Home and away, Arsenal are on a nine-match scoring streak in the league. Only Man City and Liverpool have scored more league goals than Arsenal this season.
There is far more at stake for Arsenal here and despite their poor away form this season, they should have the bit between their teeth. Everton have improved recently, but their defence is going to come under pressure in this one. Away win.
5th April 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Hammers earned a thrilling home win over Huddersfield last time out on the league and will be looking to extend some great home form that they have going. Everton pay a visit looking to build some momentum after getting a home success over Chelsea last time out. Read our West Ham v Everton betting tips for more.
West Ham 31/20
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on March 24th, 2019 at 10:18 p.m.)
The Hammers were 3-2 down at home against Huddersfield in their last match with less than ten minutes on the clock. But then Javier Hernandez rescued them with two late goals to give the Hammers maximum points. That moved them onto a three-match winning streak at home and they are undefeated in six now at the London Stadium in the EPL. The Irons have scored well at an average of 1.7 goals per home games. They have been far from watertight though and have conceded an average of 1.5 goals per home game.
The Hammers have earned a clean sheet in 19% of home games only. West Ham’s overall home record is W8 D3 L5 for the season and they are on a six-match scoring streak at the moment there. Five of their eight home successes have been by a margin of two goals this season. West Ham have scored at least two goals in each of their last three home games and they have netted 63% of their home goals in the second half of fixtures.
West Ham earned a 3-1 win at Everton in September
The Hammers have won the last two meetings 3-1
Each of the last three meetings have produced at least four goals
Everton are winless in their last three visits to West Ham in the EPL
After being heavily outplayed in the first half of their home game against Chelsea, Everton managed to turn things around and walked off with a 2-0 success. That was their first win against a top-eight side this season, home and away. The Toffees are at W4 D3 L8 this season away from home which is a really poor return. They have lost four of their last six on the road. Three of the four away wins that they have earned this season have been against sides currently sat in the bottom four.
Everton have taken a clean sheet in 20% of their away games, with 60% of their road games making it over the 2.5 goal line. Six of Everton’s away defeats this season have been by a margin of one goal only. They have been sat level at the break in 19 of their 31 fixtures this season and in 9 of their 15 away from home. The Toffees have conceded 76% of their away goals in the second half of fixtures. Overall home and away, they have take a clean sheet in three of their last four now.
West Ham are in good home form and have enough to get at Everton. The Toffees have really only enjoyed successes away from home against the weaker sides. They will have their hands full here. Home win.
28th March 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Everton have ended up having a season to forget and they have enjoyed very little cheer as of late with four losses in their last six league games. But then Chelsea will turn up with still a little bit of shaky away form behind them. Read our Everton v Chelsea betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on March 14th, 2019 at 8.10 p.m.)
The Toffees went down 3-2 at Newcastle last weekend in what was another disappointing result for them. That is six defeats in their last eight top-flight games now. Their home record is W6 D4 L5 this season but they have struggled for returns there recently. Everton have lost four of their last six home games (W1 D1). The Toffees have won only one of their last seven on home soil. In their last home game, they dug in to earn a 0-0 draw against Liverpool.
Everton are W2 L5 from seven home games this season against sides currently in the top half of the table. Everton have scored an average of 1.4 goals per home game this season. They have only scored in two of their last five at Goodison Park. They are without a goal in two there. Everton have been level at half time in nine of their fifteen home games.
The last two league meetings have ended in a 0-0 draw
Chelsea are undefeated in six against Everton in all competitions
Both teams have scored in none of the last five league meetings
Everton have won one of their last four at home against Chelsea in the EPL (D1 L2)
The Blues needed a late equaliser from Eden Hazard to collect a point at home against Wolves last weekend. That leaves them unbeaten in three at least in the Premier League. They did pick up three points in their last road game, which was a 2-1 success at Fulham, but the Blues were under pressure in the game. That win at Craven Cottage snapped a three-match losing streak Chelsea were on away from home.
They had failed to score in any of those three defeats as well. Four of the five defeats this season from Chelsea have happened against current top-seven sides. Their overall away record is at W8 D1 L5 for the season. Chelsea have taken a clean sheet in 36% of their away games and they have scored at an average of 1.5 goals per home games. 79% of their top-flight away fixtures have gone over 2.5 goals this season. The Blues are without a clean sheet in their last four away games. Chelsea have opened the scoring in 9 of 14 away games.
The draw hast the most appeal in this one. Everton dug in there against Liverpool in their last home game and they can contain the lesser threat of Chelsea. The Blues are still struggling to find a different level as shown last week against Wolves.
15th March 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Everton frustrated their rivals Liverpool in last weekend’s Merseyside derby. That was a good point for them. They head out on the road to the northeast on the weekend to face Newcastle. The Magpies had some positive form snapped last weekend with a loss against West Ham. Read our Newcastle v Everton betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on 7th March 2019 at 6:07 p.m.)
Newcastle had strung together a good three-match undefeated streak of form. That came undone last weekend in a 2-0 loss at West Ham. They are W4 D1 L2 in their last seven which is positive from them. Overall the Magpies are at W6 D1 L8 for the season on home soil, and they have produced some fantastic home results recently. They are on a four-match winning streak at St James’ Park. One of those successes was a victory over Manchester City as well. Newcastle have only conceded one goal in their last four home games.
Newcastle have produced 16 goals in their home campaign this season so it has not been a particularly high output from them. However, they have scored at least two goals in each of their last four Premier League home fixtures. In fact, of the 16 home goals scored in total, nine of them have been produced in their last four home games. Newcastle have returned a clean sheet in 33% of their home fixtures. Each of their last five games, home and away have ended up finishing under the 2.5 goalline. There are only two sides currently in the top flight who have produced fewer the goals this season and Newcastle have.
There was a 1-1 tie between them at Goodison Park in December
Four of the last five meetings have gone under 2.5 goals
Newcastle are winless in six EPL games against the Toffees
Everton have three clean sheets in their last four visits to St James’ Park
Everton stuck to their guns last weekend and produced a 0-0 home draw against rivals Liverpool in the Merseyside derby. While they did hold their ground defensively, they did not look much of a threat going forward. That result leaves Everton at just W1 D1 L3 in their last five league games. They have only managed to score in one of their last four, home and away. Out on their travels, this season in the top flight Everton are at W4 D3 L7 this season. In their last six road fixtures, Everton have produced a mixed return of three wins and three defeats so there has been little consistency from them.
Both teams have scored in just two of Everton’s last ten league games, home and away. Everton have produced an average of 1.3 goals per road games this season and that is the exact rate at which they have conceded away from Goodison Park as well. Everton have been level at the halftime break in 18 of the 29 league fixtures this term. Still, even with that high record, Everton have not had an away draw in any of their last eight on the road. The goals which they have conceded on their travels 72% of them have been after the halftime break. Gylfi Sigurdsson has scored three of their last five league goals.
There is nothing particularly special or threatening about Everton at the moment. Given that Newcastle have been watertight at the back on home soil, the Magpies may be able to extend their home winning form. Home win.
8th March 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting