The wheels have really come off Everton’s revival as they have put together a three-match losing streak in the top flight now and have gone winless in their last five. There has been little offensive threat from them during that sequence and with West Brom finally snapping their long winless streak last weekend, the Toffees could have another scrap on their hands. Everton are 5/4 at Betfair for the victory at Goodison Park with the draw at 21/10 and West Brom at 14/5* (Betting Odds taken on January 15th, 2018 at 9:16 p.m.)
It is not going right for Everton at the moment them with a five-match winless streak of form behind them and they have lost their last three league outings. They have only managed the one goal in their last five league games so they are just not there at the moment at all. They have failed to score in their last two home games, a 0-0 draw against Chelsea and then a 2-0 home loss against Manchester United and immediately off the bat there may be an appeal in this game going under 1.5 goals at Betfair. Everton are W6 D1 L4 at home this season in the top flight and their loss against the Red Devils there on New Year’s Day snapped a positive five-match unbeaten streak that they were on there. The Toffees have averaged just over 1.5 goals per game at home this season while having conceded an average of just under 1.4 goals per game. The half time draw is well worth a look in this one as they have been level at the break in seven of their eleven home games so far this season. In the correct score market, an Everton 1-0 is the shortest-priced option to call on and right at the moment they are crying out for someone to take the reins up front for them.
The long wait is over for West Brom. They took a win at home against Brighton last weekend to end their long and exhausting winless streak so that will have given them some renewed belief of better things to come for them. The Baggies still need to turn around their poor away form though as they have gone W1 L3 in their last four on the road and overall they are W1 D3 L7 on their travels. Another indicator that this is going to be a low scoring game is the fact that they have scored just the six goals on their travels this season and only 27% of their games away from the Hawthorns this season have made it over the 2.5 goal line. Two-thirds of the away goals that they have managed to put on the board this season have been in the second half of games and both teams not to score at Betfair is probably the way to play it safe in this one. Only Salomon Rondon and Jay Rodriguez have managed to make it three goals for the league this season for West Brom and like Everton the year in desperate need of a bit more quality up top. They will probably turn up and compete with the belief that a point is fully viable. Whether they can end their winless streak away is a different matter altogether.
There was something of a predictable 0-0 draw between the two of them back in December at the Hawthorns. Everton are undefeated in their last three now then against the Baggies in the top flight, winning two of those. The Toffees though have only managed one win in their last four home games against the Baggies with a W1 D2 L1 record against them. Both teams have scored in just one of the last four classes.
The draw has to have the most appeal in this one because West Brom are surely good enough at the back to go and defend their goal against an Everton attack which looks pretty limp and lifeless at the moment. A share of the spoils is probably the sensible option to consider for this fixture which is likely to ease under 2.5 goals.
17th January 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Tottenham’s home form has stood up pretty well for them this season and they will be keen to collect another three points at Wembley. They are already facing a battle to get into the top four places this season. Everton have failed to win any of their last four league games now, losing their last two and won’t get an easy evening in the Capital. Spurs are 1/4 odds-on favourites at Betfair for the win, with the draw at 5/1 and Everton out at 12/1* (Betting Odds were taken January 11th, 2018 at 3.51 am)
Tottenham’s home for this season is pretty solid and they have won three of their last four games at Wembley at the moment in the top flight. They have scored thirteen goals in their last four there and Harry Kane has five of those. It’s been another astounding season for him and he heads up the First and Anytime goalscorer markets at Betfair. Spurs were held to a 1-1 draw at home against West Ham on New Year’s Day as the Hammers turned up and parked the bus. It has left them unbeaten in their last four home and away in the top flight though. Overall Tottenham’s home form is W6 D4 L1 this season and they haven’t been pretty reliable at the back, shipping just the nine goals while they are averaging exactly two per game going forward. They start the weekend outside of the top four though and they are five points worse off than they were at this stage last season. Just 36% of their home games have seen more than two goals so under 2.5 goals at Betfair at 11/10* (Betting Odds were taken January 11th, 2018 at 6.27 pm) should be the way to swing here for the game. There is, of course, always the option to back Spurs to win to nil and half of their home wins have been achieved by that.
Everton will just be a little concerned again about the goals having dried up. They have scored just the one goal in their last four games played now (D2 L2) and they have lost their last two back to back. One of those were against Manchester United which is excusable to a degree, the other thought was a big blow against Bournemouth. Everton are stuck on just the one away win for the season with a W1 D5 L5 record having been posted and they have fired off just the eight away goals this season as well. To be fair they have improved somewhat to a W1 D2 L1 record in their last four road games, but still, it’s not great. Again, hinting a low scoring game is the fact that only 36% of Everton’s away games have gone over 2.5 goals. Seven of the nine second-half goals that Everton have conceded this term have had all been in the final fifteen minutes of matches. The Toffees have only stuck the opening goal in two away games this season so they probably aren’t going to come firing out of the blocks and get Spurs rattled. Indeed, it may be another long afternoon of them just holding on and only three sides currently have collected fewe away points than the Toffees have done this season.
Spurs have won their last two league games against Everton, scoring exactly three goals in both of those victories. Prior to that, there were three straight Premier League draws between the two of them. The Lilywhites are unbeaten in their last ten league outings against the Toffees, holding a W5 D5 record against Everton in that sequence. Tottenham are unbeaten in their last eight home games in the top flight against Everton.
Tottenham should be good enough to collect the points on home soil here. They were frustrated last time out against West Ham but should have learned something from that and Everton have don’t look a great threat going forward again. Home win to nil.
12th January 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
It is an epic FA Cup tie set for Friday night to start the third round. It is a Merseyside derby to look forward to as the Toffees make the short trip across the city to take on Liverpool. The two have already played out a 1-1 league draw at Anfield this season and this will be the first FA Cup meeting between the rivals since April 2012, a semi-final which Liverpool won in dramatic style. Liverpool are 2/5 to win this with the draw at 7/2 and Everton out at 13/2.
The Reds are strong odds-on favourites to get the win on the board in this one and that is understandable. Liverpool are unbeaten on home soil across all competitions this season but they have had their frustrating drawn results in a W9 D6 record at Anfield this season. They have won their last two games there though and while they have taken a lot of praise for their scoring this season once again, defensively they have been pretty rock solid at home this term. They have collected nine clean sheets in their fifteen home matches and two in their last three (one goal conceded). Liverpool to win to nil at William Hill because of that wouldn’t be a bad option to consider for the FA Cup clash. In nine of their home games this season they have scored at least two goals and of them, seven were at least three goals.
They have plenty of scoring power at their disposal and none more prolific at the moment than Mo Salah who is the even-money anytime goalscorer favourite at William Hill. He did get Liverpool’s goal in the 1-1 league draw against the Toffees back in December. Liverpool dominated that game but couldn’t break their opponents. The Reds are unbeaten in their last fifteen games against Everton in all competitions now (W7 D8). From previous FA Cup clashes, Liverpool are 10-7 up with six drawn matches between them in the competition. The last time that they were paired up in the FA Cup third round was back in the 2008/09 season with a replay needed after a 1-1 draw at Anfield. Everton won that replay 1-0 to go on to reach the final that season where they lost to Chelsea. In the correct score market at William Hill, another 1-1 draw returns a price of 15/2 while the shortest priced option available there is a Liverpool 2-0 at a 6/1 quote.
The Toffees have fallen out of form again a little bit with no wins in their last four matches played (D2 L2). The goals have dried up completely again for them as they have managed just the one goal in their last four as well. Under 2.5 goals at William Hill for the fixture is probably not too bad of an option really. The away form overall of Everton this season has been pretty well below par having only collected three victories all season on their travels in a W3 D6 L8 record. Two of those three wins have come inside their last five road games though and Everton have taken a clean sheet in three of their last five away games. Wayne Rooney made his return against Manchester United recently in the Premier League and he is a 3/1 anytime goalscorer for the game and goes into action as Everton’s clear top goalscorer this season. Once again the Toffees will need a big game from him.
Liverpool to win to nil may well have some decent appeal in this one. Everton have been struggling for goals again at the moment and the Reds have the superior goal scoring quality which should pull them through. Back the Reds to get the job done.
4th January 2018 / lee - Category: FA Cup & League Cup Betting
Everton are in good form on home soil at the moment and look as if they can give the Red Devils a good run for their money. The Toffees are unbeaten in their last five league outings at Goodison Park now and their defence has really stepped up through the gears. Manchester United are carrying some decent away form at the moment, however, their defence has looked increasingly vulnerable lately. Everton are 4/1 underdogs on home soil with the draw at 14/5 and Manchester United at 4/6.
The Toffees have been solid enough at Goodison Park recently to suggest that they can get something out of this fixture. They have remained unbeaten in their last five at Goodison Park winning four of those and they held their own against Chelsea on Merseyside just before Christmas in a 0-0 draw. That is three clean sheets for them in their last four games on home soil and that may help keep the score down in this one. Under 2.5 goals at Betfair for the fixture is at 3/4 odds. Everton are W6 D1 L3 at home this season in the top flight and given their early struggles this season, it’s a decent enough return. They have scored an average of 1.7 goals per home game and have taken a clean sheet in four of their ten home fixtures. So at the moment they could make life difficult for the Red Devils. 71% of the goals that Everton have scored on home soil this season have come in the second half of matches. Wayne Rooney is a price of 5/2 to get a goal against his former side. He is Everton’s top scorer for the season and until they bolster their forward ranks, they need him.
The Red Devils are on a current four match undefeated streak of form away from home, winning three of those games. There were denied a win at the King Power against Leicester in their last away games, drawing 2-2. That is no clean sheet in any of their last seven away games for the Red Devils now which is a suspicion and both teams to score at Betfair may well have a bit of appeal because of that. The shortest priced option in the correct score market is a 1-0 win for United, but the 1-1 draw is looking pretty appealing sat there at 7/1 odds. Jesse Lingard is now United’s joint top scorer away from home alongside Romelu Lukaku (out through injury) with four goals each. Lingard is trading at 11/8 in the anytime goalscorer market for the game and Lukaku’s absence is likely to bring Marcus Rashford into more prominence. Manchester United have scored at least two goals in each of their last four away games and 70% of their road games have gone over the 2.5 goal line. But this a tricky away game for them at the end of a really busy period and given their lack of clean sheets, they may play it a bit conservatively.
Manchester United pounded Everton 4-0 at Old Trafford earlier in the season. That has left them with a five match unbeaten streak of form in the top flight against the Toffees. Everton are W3 D1 L1 though in their last five Premier League home games against the Red Devils. Manchester United have scored in each of their last six against Everton in all competitions.
Everton may be good enough at the moment to dig out a point in this one. Basically Manchester United have been struggling for clean sheets recently and Everton looks much more organised in going about their business. A share of the spoils looks a decent option.
31st December 2017 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Bournemouth are in the Premier League relegation zone at the moment and need a boost before the new year. They are on a long winless streak which is hurting them at the moment. Everton have been misfiring in front of goal without Wayne Rooney recently, and they are still in search of improving their away form. Bournemouth are 7/5 to take the win, with Everton at 15/8 and the draw at 23/10.
So the Cherries just can’t get that elusive win that they so badly need. They are winless now in eight league games (D4 L4) but they have been playing some spirited stuff along the way, even though they aren’t getting their rewards. They played out a dramatic 3-3 draw with West Ham on Boxing Day and that leaves them without a win in any of their last four at the Vitality. Overall Bournemouth are W2 D3 L5 at home in the league and they are eight points worse off than they were at this stage last season. Under 2.5 goals at Betfair is probably a decent shout for this one. The Cherries have opened the scoring in just three of their home games this season and have been leading at the break in just two of them. A half time draw should be a good proposition. The goals against West Ham snapped a three-match sequence by them without a goal but they haven’t kept a clean sheet in any of their last seven. Callum Wilson is the top scorer for them this season with four goals and all four of those have been at home.
It is back to back 0-0 draws for Everton so far over the Christmas period, playing out a tie at home against Chelsea and then at West Brom on Boxing Day. The absence of Wayne Rooney is no coincidence perhaps to their lack of scoring. The Toffees are just W1 D5 L4 for the season out on the road in the top flight and only once this season on their travels have they managed more than one goal in a match. The Toffees in total have returned only the seven goals on the road this season and therefore both teams not to score at Betfair could be a decent option. Everton have managed to go unbeaten in their last three away from home in the Premier League, including a tough game across at Liverpool. So they could be value to avoid defeat and in the correct score market, a 0-0 is in at a short 8/1 option with the 1-1 draw at 11/2. As a positive though, they have kept five clean sheets in their last seven Premier League games, despite riding their luck against West Brom on Boxing Day.
Everton bagged a 2-1 home win over the Cherries earlier in the season and that is back to back Premier league wins they have taken against them now. Everton are up in the five previous Premier League meetings, having gone W3 D1 L1 but their only loss did happen on the south coast against the Cherries last season. Overall in the head to head in all competitions, Everton are W7 D1 L1 against Bournemouth. Both teams have scored three of the last four clashes.
Bournemouth may be able to sneak one out here. Everton have gone goal shy again and the Cherries will be happy with their goals on Boxing Day at least, snapping their scoreless streak. They really should have had more in the match as well. Maybe they can use that as inspiration to drive on and get three points.
28th December 2017 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Can the Baggies pull themselves clear of their relegation issues? They badly need some cheer at the Hawthorns to enjoy but they are going to need to snap their long winless streak there. Everton have hit their stride under Sam Allardyce and will be heading to the Midlands with a bit of pep in their step and confidence about taking more points in their revival. Everton are 2/1 underdogs at Ladbrokes for this though with West Brom at 6/4 and the draw at 9/4.
The Baggies have remained winless in their last eight Premier League home fixtures (D3 L5) and are in a bit of a mess. They need to find a win from somewhere to break their duck and get some confidence going. They lost 2-1 against Man Utd in their last home game and they have failed to score in two of their last four at home. Overall this season the Baggies are W1 D5 L3 at home and they have returned just the nine goals, failing to score in three of their nine home games. They are currently nine points worse off than they were at this stage last season. Under 2.5 goals is probably going to be worth a look in this one because they aren’t playing bold enough stuff which suggests that they are going to go out and really threaten. West Brom have scored the opening goal in four of their home games and Jay Rodriguez is their only player to have managed more than one home goal this term.
The Toffees have gathered themselves to a W1 D2 L1 record in their last four on the road, but it leaves them with just a W1 D4 L4 record on their travels across the course of the season. Defensive they have been getting better this season and Everton to win to nil may have appeal for punters. They won their last away game 1-0 at Newcastle to give them their breakthrough on the road this season. They have only managed the seven goals away from home this season while they have conceded at a rate of 1.9 which isn’t good at all. Just 33% of their away games have gone over 2.5 goals though and both teams not to score should have some decent appeal. They have only opened the scoring in two of their nine games away from Goodison Park this season. Wayne Rooney has scored four goals away from home this season, their top scorer.
Last season Everton won both league meetings against the Baggies and they have won three of their last four against them now in the top flight. Everton have actually only lost one of their nine Premier League fixtures against West Brom now so are well up in the head to head (W5 D3 L1).
A draw looks good value in this one in the middle of the busy Festive period of games. Everton haven’t done a lot out on the road let’s not forget and the Baggies would be grateful for any point they can grab.
25th December 2017 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Toffees have really recovered well now as they climbed up into the top ten in the league with a win over Swansea on Monday night. That’s been a great response for them and they will probably have their tails up for the visit of Chelsea. This becomes a bit of a tricky game then for the Blues who recently lost out at West Ham. Can they pick themselves up a good three points away from home against an in-form team? Chelsea are 8/13 odds on favourites to win this with the draw at 11/4 and Everton 9/2 underdogs.
The Toffees are probably wondering why they ever waited so long to make the managerial change that they did. Sam Allardyce has Everton going well at the moment and they have posted a W4 D1 record in their last five games which means that they could challenge in this one, particularly as three of those wins were on home soil. The Toffees are on a four match winning streak at Goodison Park in the league and they have scored at least two goals in each of those games as well. So over 2.5 goals at Betfair is going to be worth a look. The Toffees are now W6 L3 in their nine home games and they are averaging just under two goals per game now at home. Their defence has improved as well with just the two goals conceded in their last five league outings. Wayne Rooney is now flourishing and is a 5/2 anytime goalscorer option for the game. Both teams to score is a decent proposition as well for the game, because Chelsea will obviously bring their own threats. Everton have scored in each of their last 8 matches and 72% of their points this season have come on home soil.
The Blues have dropped just four points in their last ten league games, so it has largely been pretty positive stuff from the Londoners. They have had a couple of wobbles on the road though with them only going W1 D1 L1 in their last three road games. They did land a big win at Huddersfield in their last away games though and overall it has left them with a W6 D1 L2 record away from Stamford Bridge this season. Of their six away wins half of them have been by a one goal margin only. The Blues have averaged exactly two goals away from home per game and they have only conceded the seven road goals too in their nine played. They have taken three clean sheets in their last nine. Alvaro Morata is their top scorer and has the most goals for the club on the road as well, but he is suspended after his booking in midweek in Chelsea’s EFL Cup win over Bournemouth. The Blues have netted ten goals in their last four visits to Goodison Park and they go as favourites and have scored in 89% of their away matches. A Chelsea 1-0 correct score at Betfair is the shortest priced option in the market.
Chelsea have already beaten Everton twice this season, once in the league and once in the EFL Cup, with both victories coming at Stamford Bridge. The Blues have now strung together a four match winning streak over the Toffees, keeping a clean sheet in three of those. Everton have won just one of their last six games against the Blues in all competitions.
The draw may have some appeal in this one which both would probably be pretty happy with. Everton are definitely getting their act together but the Blues will want to keep their challenge inside of the top four going and there may not be enough for either to go out and win this one, so settle on the draw.
20th December 2017 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Toffees are going in the right direction under big Sam Allardyce and they have a great chance of extending their improved form a bit further as well with a home game against the struggling Swansea. The Swans were hammered 4-0 in midweek by Manchester City and they may have a difficult time to get something out of this trip to Goodison Park. They are now catching the Toffees at the wrong time. Everton are 8/11 to take the win with the draw at 11/4 and Swansea at 9/2
The season is starting to turn positive for Everton who have now posted a W3 D1 record in their last four games played. That is as many games as they managed to win in their first eleven games of the season. The notable difference in them is that they are starting to look as they know what they are doing at the back, having kept a clean sheet in three of their last four games. Everton to win to nil at William Hill has to be a good option for this game on the back of that and on the back of Swansea not being any kind of attacking threat. Everton are also on a three match winning streak on home soil as well in the top flight, scoring at least two goals in each of those. The Toffees have scored at least two goals in five of their last six league outings at Goodison Park. Still under 2.5 goals is worth looking at because again, Swansea may not get much going in attack. Wayne Rooney is enjoying a new lease of life and he is a 7/4 anytime goalscorer option for the game and 71% of Everton’s goals on home soil this season have all come in the second half of matches. There is a wonderful opportunity for the Toffees to get some further momentum going behind them.
The Swans gave themselves a real boost last weekend by taking a home win over West Brom but then they turned around lost heavily at the Liberty Stadium against Manchester City, which was expected of course. It has left them with just the four points earned in their last nine league matches now and during that sequence, the Swans have scored just the four goals only. In the William Hill correct score market an Everton 2-0 scoreline looks a reasonable option for the game at a price of 13/2 while a 1-0 victory for the Toffees is at 11/2. Swansea have managed just the one away victory this season, out at Crystal Palace back in August. They have lost their last five out the road in the top flight and they have managed just the four league goals away from home. Defensively they have been alright though with only eight goals shipped in eight games, with a clean sheet in 38% of their away fixtures. So their problems are not at the back, they are going forward and putting the ball in the back of the net. Both teams not to score at William Hill has to be a pretty decent banker for the fixture. Four of Swansea’s five away defeats this season have been by just the one goal margin.
Swansea collected four points from their two league outings against Everton last season and they are actually unbeaten in their last seven games against the Toffees in all competitions with a W3 D4 record on the board. They are unbeaten in their last three league visitors to Goodison Park as well (W1 D2). Both teams have scored in just one of the last six clashes between them.
Everton are going to be the value option in this one because they are getting their act together, particularly at the back. This won’t be too difficult of a game for them because Swansea are really not offering too much going forward and Everton can improve further with another win.
16th December 2017 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Magpies slipped to yet another defeat on the weekend as they slumped at home against Leicester and now they are just the two points above the drop zone going into the midweek action. So they have to find a way to stop the rot but with Everton full of confidence having snatched a point against Liverpool in the Merseyside derby on the weekend, the Magpies could get tested again. The Magpies are 5/4 to grab all three points, with the draw at 11/5 and Everton at 9/4.
The Magpies are in the mire with six defeats in their last seven games now and just the one point collected in that sequence of matcjhes. It’s been a horrendous run of form and after opening the scoring at home against Leicester on the weekend, they found themselves behind in the second half, but Dwight Gayle managed to get them back level only for an own goal to sink them to a 3-2 defeat just four minutes from time. That is a lot of goals Newcastle have given up lately. They have conceded at least two goals in each of their last five games and in four of those, the Magpies conceded at least three goals. It’s not been going well for them. So they are falling apart at the back and while that is happening over 2.5 goals at Ladbrokes is going to be worth considering for this one. Their last two on home soil have gone that way, even though they have lost both of them. It is hard to see where the next win is coming from them at the moment but both teams to score at least is worth considering at 4/5. Dwight Gayle has now struck in his last two league outings and is going off as the 11/5 anytime goalscorer favourite for the fixture. There is a chance that they could end up in the relegation zone in midweek if things don’t change for them.
The Toffees are improving and Sam Allardyce has worked his magic on them. They got a 1-1 draw at Liverpool on the weekend but were set up defensively as you would expect and only got the one shot on target from open play all game. Wayne Rooney equalised for them from the spot and that’s four goals in his last three games now and Rooney is a 2/1 anytime goalscorer option for this one. The most notable change though has come at the back for Everton who have conceded only the one goal now in their last three games so things are starting to turn for them there for the better and they can be backed at 9/2 with Ladbrokes to win to nil in the fixture. However, Everton are still looking for their first league win of the season out on their travels having drawn four and lost four and they haven’t earned an away clean sheet yet. Three of their four away draws this season have been by a 1-1 scoreline and in the Ladbrokes correct score market, the 1-1 option is the shortest price there at 9/2. They have conceded an average of two goals per game away from Goodison Park this season.
Everton won both contests against Newcastle back in the 2015/16 Premier League and they blanked the Magpies in both games. They have won their last three on the bounce against Newcastle in the top flight with a clean sheet and the Toffees have lost just one of their last nine against the Magpies in the top flight (W7 D1 L1).
The draw has the most appeal in the match outright in this one. Newcastle just can’t stop leaking the goals at the moment and with Everton improving but still without having managed a clean sheet or a win away from Goodison Park, then the Toffees can at least go and earn themselves another point to improve further.
12th December 2017 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Reds will be expected to deliver on home soil in the Merseyside derby given the contrasting seasons that the two Merseyside clubs have had this term. This will be an exciting encounter between them this season, especially after just having found out that they will be meeting in the Third Round of the FA Cup as well. Will Sam Allardyce rally Everton for a big performance at Anfield or will their away form let them down again? Liverpool are 1/4 with William Hill to take the win, with the draw at 19/4 and Everton out at 10/1.
There has been some really good form from Liverpool lately. They have kicked things up into a high gear recently as they have produced a fantastic W5 D1 record in their last six games. They have been scoring for fun as well, netting at least three goals in each of the five wins in that sequence of games. So it has been a tremendous response from them and they will go into this Merseyside derby full of confidence. Liverpool’s home form reads an unbeaten W4 D3 this season in the Premier League and they have won two of their last three at Anfield, the only blip a draw against Chelsea. Their last two home wins have both been by a 3-0 scoreline. In the William Hill correct score market, a Liverpool 3-0 is only an 8/1 poke while a 2-0 return for them is at 13/2 and the shortest priced option in the market. Mo Salah has been their outstanding forward this season and he is the 5/6 anytime goalscorer favourite. The Reds have the vastly superior scoring power to that of their rivals and they are a 3/1 to win this home fixture by a two goal margin and while their defence has been called into question at times this season, of the 19 league goals conceded this season, only two have been at Anfield.
So back to back wins and Everton are up in tenth place in the top flight. They have only lost one of their last five league games now (D3 D1 L1) but all of the successes in that sequence have come at home. So their away form is still highly questionable and they are looking for their first road win of the season having gone W0 D3 L4 away from Goodison Park. The Toffees have scored at least two goals now in four of their last five, putting together a five match scoring streak. Things have to looked at in context though because their back to back wins were at home against West Ham and Huddersfield, both sides who are struggling badly at the moment. Wayne Rooney is their shortest priced anytime goalscorer option for this one at 10/3. Everton have already conceded sixteen away goals in seven games this season, scoring just the five away from Goodison and they have not one clean sheet on their travels this term. They are going to be vulnerable and their defence has been shambolic all season. They have scored the opening goal in just one away game this season and six of their sixteen away goals conceded have come in the final fifteen minutes of matches. They have scored only one second half away goal all season which was an 89th minute equaliser at Brighton back in mid-October.
Liverpool were dominant in last season’s league meetings, winning both games. They are unbeaten in their last six home games in the league against the Toffees (W4 D2) and are unbeaten in their last twelve home and away against their rivals (W6 D6). They have scored at least three goals in four of their last six home fixtures against teeth Toffees. Everton have failed to score in four of their last seven in the top flight against their rivals.
Liverpool can win this even though Everton have landed back to back wins in the league going into this one. Those victories for the Toffees were at Goodison Park against struggling sides and have a lot to prove to show that they can hang with the better sides. Liverpool’s attack is going so well that they should open up the visitors and land a win by a good couple of goals.
8th December 2017 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting