Watford are just missing a winning touch from their current form, which has been pretty solid and stable. They have lost just one of their last six played and will be looking to make the most of home advantage in this one. Everton will go into this one after back to back defeats. Read our Watford v Everton betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on February 5th, 2019 at 11:38 p.m.)
The Hornets drew again last weekend as they played out a 0-0 draw at Brighton. They came under some pressure in the game as well, keeper Ben Foster keeping Watford in it. That is four draw matches in their last six played now for Watford (W1 D1). However, their performances at Vicarage Road against teams currently in the top half of the table are worth noting. They are W1 L5 from six against top ten opponents this season. So that’s been a pretty poor return. Overall they have a W5 D2 L5 home return.
Watford have scored 16 home goals and have conceded 18. A high percentage of 75% of their games at Vicarage Road have gone over 2.5 goals. They have earned a clean sheet in a quarter of their home games and in two of their last three home and away combined. Three of Watford’s five home wins have been by a one-goal margin. The Hornets have scored 69% of their goals at home in the second half of fixtures this season. Just four times they have opened the scoring at home and they have conceded in 75% of home fixtures.
There was an entertaining 2-2 draw between these two earlier this season
Watford have won their last two at home against Everton, unbeaten in three
Both teams have scored in five of the last seven meetings
Six of the last eight comings-together have gone over 2.5 goals
The Toffees lost against Wolves last weekend in the top flight and then had an extra shift in midweek, suffering another loss against Manchester City. That has left Everton with a W3 L5 record in their last eight top-flight games. Overall this season they have only managed to put together a W3 D3 L6 record on their travels. It has been three losses in their last four on the road, the only exception being a 1-0 win out at bottom side Huddersfield. Everton still haven’t won an away game this season against any of the current top-ten side.
Everton have returned 15 goals in their away games this season, having conceded 19. They have only earned the two clean sheets away from Goodison Park in this season’s EPL. They have been level at the break in eight of their thirteen road games. Six of those eight were 0-0 half time scores. Their loss at Man City on Wednesday saw them have a four-match scoring streak snapped. Everton have conceded a heavy bulk of their away goals this season in the second half of fixtures.
Everton have been in decline but Watford have struggled for wins at home against the better sides this season. The thing about the Hornets is that they are capable of playing well at times and may have enough to edge this.
7th February 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Manchester City made an impressive statement on Sunday as they cruised to a home win over Arsenal. That was a perfect response to a shock loss against Newcastle in their previous match. City jump back into action on Wednesday evening as they face up to Everton who saw their difficult season continue with a home loss against Wolves on the weekend. Read our Everton v Manchester City betting tips for more.
Man City 1/3
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on February 3rd, 2019 at 8:04 p.m.)
Things are just not quite going away Everton at the moment. They were booed off the pitch at the end of the 3-1 reverse at home against Wolves on Saturday. In their last eight League games, Everton have lost five. Their home form has been slipping away too as they are now just W1 L3 in their last four fixtures at Goodison Park. The overall home form of Everton this season is W6 D3 L4 and again three of those last four defeats have been in their last four home fixtures.
In their 11 games this season (home and away combined) against sides currently in the top half of the table, Everton have a poor record of just the one win in that sequence of such games. In eight of their 13 home games this season Everton, have been level at the halftime break. The Toffees have earned just the one clean sheet in their last six League home fixtures. Throughout out their home campaign this season, Everton have only failed to score in the one home Premier League fixture. Everton have not been involved in a draw in any of their last nine League games, home or away.
Manchester City have won their last two League games against Everton by a 3-1 scoreline
Everton have won only one of their last 11 League games against the citizens
Three of the last four meetings have gone over 3.5 goals
Both teams have scored in five of their last six meetings in all competitions
Manchester City produced a fantastic performance at home against Arsenal on Sunday in a response to their shock loss into Newcastle. Sergio Aguero grabbed a hat-trick in the game. That victory leaves Manchester City with five wins in their last six Premier League games played. It was also the fourth time in their last six games that they have scored exactly 3 goals in the League fixture. Before that recent loss out at Newcastle, Manchester City had won back-to-back road games over Southampton and Huddersfield. Overall this season the citizens have posted a W7 D2 L3 away record.
Manchester City have averaged just under two goals per game away from home this season, and despite the odd defensive wobble they have conceded at under a goal per game on their travels. Three of the four losses though that Manchester City have suffered this season have been away from home (at Chelsea, Leicester and then Newcastle). City have taken a clean sheet in 50% of their away games but only have one in their last five. Manchester City have a tremendous record of winning at half-time in 8/12 away games played this season.
Will City be able to hold their nerve out on the road again? They have had vulnerabilities on their travels, but they are facing an Everton side who just can’t seem to put things together at the moment. A narrow away win would suit City fine and so Manchester City to win to nil is our prediction.
4th February 2019 / lee - Category: FA Cup & League Cup Betting
While it has not been the most convincing stuff from Everton this season, they will be going out in search of landing back-to-back wins on Saturday. After taking an away win at Huddersfield, they get the chance to follow up on home soil as they face Wolves. Wolves enjoyed a big success in midweek in thumping West Ham. Read our Everton v Wolves betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on January 29th, 2019 at 4:59 p.m.)
Everton got themselves a very welcome three points on a trip to bottom side Huddersfield on Tuesday. They got a goal on the board early in the game, but couldn’t find a second, ending up winning the game 1-0. They did finish the game with 10 men. It is back to Goodison Park for them on the weekend where they have a W6 D3 L3 Premier League record this season. Things haven’t been going too well for them there. A 2-0 win over Bournemouth in their last home fixture snapped a four-match winless streak on Merseyside for them (D2 L2). Overall home and away Everton have lost five of their last eight league fixtures (D3).
The Toffees have averaged 1.7 goals per home game this season and 33% of their games at Goodison Park have ended up over 3.5 goals. Everton have taken a clean sheet in a third of their home fixtures and in fact, four of their five home wins this season have been with one. Everton have had a big trend of being level at the half-time break in Premier League games this season. In 16 of their 24 games played this term, they have been drawing at half-time. 11 of those 16 half-time draws were 0-0 scorelines. Everton have scored the opening goal in eight of their 12 home games played.
Everton earned a point in a 2-2 draw at Wolves earlier this season
Three of the last five meetings have ended in a draw
Everton have scored at least two goals in three of their last four against Wolves
Wolves are winless in their last eight trips to Goodison Park
If anyone needs a model of how to survive in the Premier League following Championship promotion, they should just look at Wolves. Wolves took a 3-0 home win over West Ham on Tuesday making it back-to-back league victories for them. They produced seven goals in those two games as well. Overall this season away in the top flight, Wolves have posted a W4 D3 L3 record. Three of those away wins have been against sides who are currently sat in the bottom half of the table. However, they have lost just one of their four away games played against sides currently in the top eight.
Wolves lost 3-0 Manchester City their last away game, but in the away fixture before that they took a fantastic win at Tottenham. Wolves have averaged exactly one goal per away game this season and they have been defensively tight as well, conceding just 13 in those 11 games. Only 36% of Wolves away games have ended over 2.5 goals. If you look at the bigger picture of their away form they have only suffered one defeat (the game at Man City) in their last four road fixtures. Of the away goals they have produced 73% have been after the half-time break, and Wolves have failed to take a clean sheet in any of their last seven on the road.
Everton can land a bit of home cheer in this one. It’s not been all doom and gloom at Goodison Park this season and they can get across the line with three points in this one. It’ll probably be a tight game though, so Everton to win by a one-goal margin.
31st January 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Terriers are still rooted to the foot of the Premier League table and things are looking dire for them now as they start Tuesday night’s action 11 points away from safety. Everton have not had the greatest of seasons at all away from home, but they may be confident of three points in this one. Read our Huddersfield v Everton betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on January 25th, 2019 at 11:44 p.m.)
The Terriers are firmly rooted to the foot of the Premier League table and they don’t seem to have a way out of their current predicament. Last time out in the Premier League, Huddersfield suffered a 0-3 defeat at home against Manchester City. That is nine defeats now in their last 10 League fixtures played (D1). There are currently on a five-match losing streak on home soil and they have posted just a W1 D2 L9 home record this season. Across their sequence of home games this season in the top flight, Huddersfield have managed just five goals in total. Three of those though have been in their last five home fixtures.
Huddersfield have conceded an average of 1.6 goals per game against them and they are now 13 points worse off than they were after 23 games of last season’s campaign. The Terriers are on a six-match winless streak on home soil with no clean sheet in that sequence. Huddersfield have conceded at least two goals in each of their last three home fixtures. Five of their nine defeats at home this season in the EPL have been by a one-goal margin. Huddersfield have the worst home record of all sides in the Premier League this season, they are also the lowest scoring side in the entire division.
There was a 1-1 draw between them when they met at Goodison Park back in September
Everton are undefeated in 10 games against Huddersfield
The Terriers have failed to win any of their last four home games against the Toffees (D3 L1)
Each of the three previous Premier League meetings have ended under 2.5 goals
Everton’s season really has fallen apart since the start of December. They have taken just two victories in their last 10 League games played. Away from home, they have only managed the two victories this season in the top flight (D3 L6) so have been anything but reliable. They have only managed the one clean sheet on their travels as well. The Toffees have lost four of their last five road games in the top flight, the exception being a win on a visit to Burnley.
Everton have been level at the halftime break in eight of their 11 away games this season. They are without a clean sheet in any of their last five away games and the Toffees have conceded 64% of their away goals in the second half of fixtures. Everton have scored 71% of their away goals this season after the halftime break. The Toffees have opened the scoring in four of their 11 road games. There are only four teams in the League currently who have earned fewer away points than Everton have done this season. Their last away game saw them suffer a 2-1 loss at Southampton.
Huddersfield just have no form behind them to even warrant backing getting a draw out of this one. Everton have been poor with performances recently but still, we have to back the away victory.
28th January 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Saints collected an important three points last weekend with a surprise away win at Leicester. That life them out of the drop zone and up into sixteenth. Can They build no that? Everton dug out a tough home win over Bournemouth but still haven’t been carrying a great deal of form. Read our Southampton v Everton betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on January 14th, 2019 at 9:40 p.m.)
The Saints dug out a big three points out at Leicester last weekend
That is four points from their last two league games
Still, their home form leaves a lot to be desired at W1 D5 L4 this season
Southampton had to play an FA Cup replay against Derby in midweek
The Saints have lost their last two home games, conceding five goals in total
They have produced 11 goals on home soil this season, conceding 17
In total, they have come up with two clean sheets at St Mary’s
70% of league games at St Mary’s have gone over 2.5 goals
Of the 11 home goals, 7 of them have been scored in the first period of matches
Southampton have no clean sheet in their last five at home in the EPL
In fact, the Saints have conceded at least two goals in each of their last four home games
Newcastle and Huddersfield are the only two sides with worse home records than Southampton in the top flight
The Saints start the weekend now one point clear of the relegation zone
Everton took a 2-1 league home win over the Saints back in mid-August
Southampton won this co fixture last season through 4-1
Both teams have scored in four of the last ten meetings
The Saints have won their last two at home against the Toffees in the EPL
The Toffees earned a 2-0 home win over Bournemouth last Sunday
That leaves them at W2 D2 L4 in their last eight league games
Overall this season they have produced just two away wins (W2 D3 L5)
They have scored 13 and have conceded 15 goals on their travels
Five of their thirteen away goals came in a recent win at Burnley
Everton have lost three of their last four on the road (W1)
They have managed just the one win in their last six road games in the top flight
60% of their away games have made it over 2.5 goals
The Toffees have produced only the one clean sheet this season away from home
Everton’s half time away record is W1 D7 L2 this season
Five of their half time away scores have been 0-0
They have conceded two-thirds of their away goals in the second half of away games
Each of their last three league games have gone under 2.5 goals (home and away)
The draw is the most appealing option in the match outright here. The Saints had extra midweek work in the FA Cup which could work against them. Everton haven’t been great on the road and may just find the Saints too tough to crack. Draw.
17th January 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Everton are sat in midtable but they are badly out of form at the moment having lost four of their last five Premier League games. The season is turning sour for them and this is a big game against Bournemouth. The Cherries too have been out of form but a point earned to start the new year sees them sitting level on points with the Toffees. Read our Everton v Bournemouth betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on January 8th, 2019 at 9:42 p.m.)
Everton’s struggles continued with a 1-0 home loss against Leicester on New Year’s Day
That is a W1 L4 record in their last five EPL games now
Everton have managed the one win in their last eight top-flight fixtures
Their home form has seen them go winless in four at Goodison (D2 L2)
They have scored an average of 1.6 goals per home game this season
Along the way, at home, they have taken three clean sheets at Goodison
36% of league games at Goodison Park have gone over 2.5 goals
Everton have not won a home game against anyone 12th or higher
Seven of Everton’s home league games have been level at half time (W2 L2)
The Toffees have not collected a clean sheet in any of their last eight games
Everton have opened the scoring in seven of their eleven home fixtures
In the last 8 rounds of Premier League action, only Huddersfield (0) have collected fewer points than Everton
Everton earned a point a 2-2 draw at Bournemouth earlier in the season
Things are even with two wins each and drawing the last five meetings
Both teams have scored in each of the last four meetings
Everton have won all five previous home games against the Cherries
The Cherries earned a point from a 3-3 draw against Watford to start the new year
They have gone W2 D1 L5 in their last eight league games
Bournemouth’s away form reads W3 D0 L7
They have come up with 12 away goals, conceding 23
80% of their away fixtures in the EPL this season have gone over 2.5 goals
In total, they have collected just the two away clean sheets
The Cherries have conceded in both halves of half of their home games
Bournemouth’s half time away record is just W2 D2 L6
They are without a clean sheet in any of their last five away fixtures
They have conceded at least two goals in each of their last five road games
The Cherries have opened the scoring in two of their away games
Only three teams have conceded more EPL goals than Bournemouth this season
A win would do wonders for either one of these. It is a little tricky to see who will get it. Both are clearly having problems so the only thing that we can lean on perhaps is home advantage. Everton to win & both teams to score.
9th January 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Everton’s form has taken a bit of a dive lately as a defeat against Brighton saw them lose for the third time in four games. So they are struggling a little bit at the moment and will be hoping for a bit of cheer back on home soil. The Foxes had their burst of positive form snapped in a defeat at home against Cardiff on Saturday. Read our Everton v Leicester betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on December 30th, 2018 at 2:58 p.m.)
The Toffees suffered a 1-0 loss at Brighton on the weekend
That was their third loss in their last four games (W1)
Everton have won just one of their last seven league games now (D2 L4)
Their form at Goodison Park is W5 D3 L2 but they are winless in three there
Everton have not won a home game against anyone outside of the bottom eight
The Toffees lost 2-6 in their last home game which was against Spurs
Everton have scored 18 goals at home, conceding 15
40% of games at Goodison Park have gone over 3.5 goals
Both teams have scored 70% of their home fixtures
The Toffees have earned a clean sheet in 30% of their home games
Everton’s record at halftime in home games is W2 D6 L2
Everton have the positive of having scored in all home games this term
They are without a clean sheet in any of their last seven league outings
Everton have opened the scored in all but three of their home fixtures
Everton took a 2-1 win at Leicester earlier in the season
That is back to back 2-1 league wins they have taken over the Foxes
Leicester have lost their last two at Goodison Park in the EPL
Everton are W4 L3 in their last seven EPL games against Leicester
The Foxes suffered a shock home loss against Cardiff on the weekend
That was after back to back wins over Man City and Chelsea
Leicester are W4 D2 L4 on the road this season in the top flight
The Foxes have won just one of their last four on the road
They have only suffered the one defeat in their last five away from the King Power through
Leicester have scored 12 away goals, conceding 13
Less than half of their away games have gone over 2.5 goals
In total Leicester have picked up a clean sheet in 30% of away games
Just once this season have Leicester been leading at the break in an away game
Each of their last five road games have gone under 2.5 goals
Leicester have scored 83% of their away goals in the second period of matches
Five of Leicester’s eight defeats this season have been by a one-goal margin
This may struggle to get going. Everton are struggling to convert wins at the moment and that should keep Leicester in this. This just has the look of being a really evenly-matched contest and Leicester may hold their own. Draw.
31st December 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Clarets fell back into losing ways again over the weekend as they suffered a loss out at Arsenal. Can they get some home cheer on Boxing Day? Everton come for a visit and while the Toffees have been fairly decent at home, their road form this term hasn’t been that hot. Read our Burnley v Everton betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on December 23rd, 2018 at 2:12 p.m.)
Burnley suffered a 3-1 loss at Arsenal on the weekend
That is back to back league defeats for them after beating Brighton in early December
That victory over Brighton happened in their last home fixture
The Clarets have lost six of their last eight games
They have taken just the four points in their last eight Premier League fixtures
Burnley’s home form at Turf Moor is W2 D1 L5 this season
The Clarets have conceded 15 goals in their eight home game this season
There have been two home clean sheets for them this season
62% of league games at Turf Moor have gone above 2.5 goals
Burnley have produced nine home games and have scored in each of their last three at home
67% of their home goals have been in the first half of matches
Burnley have opened the scoring in half of their home fixtures
Burnley won both league meetings against the Toffees last season
Both of those victories were by a one-goal margin
Burnley are W3 L1 in their last four league games against Everton
Everton have lost their last two trips to Turf Moor 2-1
Everton suffered a 3-1 loss in their last Premier League away game which was at Man City
They have only produced a W1 D3 L4 record away from home this season
Everton have lost three of their last four away games (D1)
This will be their first away game this season against a side currently in the bottom half of the table
The Toffees have only come up with an average of a goal per away game
62% of Everton’s road games have produced at least three goals
38% of them have gone above 3.5 goals
The Toffees have earned just one away clean sheet all season
In six of their eight away games, things have been level at the break
Four of those have been 0-0 half-time score lines
Everton have scored 6 of their 8 away goals in the second half of matches
Only four sides have earned fewer away points than Everton have
Burnley have been poor this season but may be able to scrap their way to a point on home soil. Everton haven’t been a major threat away from Goodison Park so there could be a glimmer of hope for the Clarets. Draw.
23rd December 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Tottenham, who are one of the away-fixture specialists in the Premier League make a visit to Goodison Park on Sunday. They will be looking for points to strengthen their position inside the top four. Everton have enjoyed a pretty positive season on home soil this season. But this is their first home game this season against anyone currently above them in the table. Read our Everton v Tottenham betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on December 19th, 2018 at 5:51 p.m.)
The Toffees made a trip to the Etihad last weekend against Man City and suffered a 3-1 defeat. That was their fourth game in the EPL without a win in their current form (D2 L2). They do have decent home form behind them this season with a W5 D3 L1 record at Goodison Park. They have not hosted anyone currently seventh or higher through this term. So this will be their first serious test on home soil. Only four teams have a better home record in the EPL than Everton. In their home games they have scored 16 goals and conceded 9. 56% of their fixtures at Goodison Park have gone over 2.5 goals.
The Toffees are unbeaten in six at home in the league (W4 D2) so they have that behind them. They have collected a draw in their last two on Merseyside, getting held by Newcastle and Watford. There is a trend with Everton having found the back of the net in all of their home games in the top flight this season. They are without a clean sheet in their last four (home and away combined). Everton have a half-time record of W2 D6 L1 at home this term. The Toffees have opened the scoring in six of their nine home games
Spurs took a win to nil in both league meetings with Everton last season
Spurs are on a three-match EPL winning streak against the Toffees
Everton have conceded at least three goals in each of their last three against Spurs
Everton are winless in 11 league games against Spurs
Spurs are W2 D3 in their last five trips to Goodison
Spurs collected a 1-0 home win over Burnley last weekend. It was a struggle for them to break down their opponents, but a 90th-minute winner from Christian Eriksen got the job done at Wembley. That was Tottenham’s third victory on the bounce in the Premier League and they are W6 L1 in their last seven. Spurs hold an away record of W8 D0 L2 this season in the EPL. That is the best away record of all teams in the top flight (although they have played one game more than Liverpool who are just a point behind). Spurs have produced 19 goals and have conceded 10 away from home this season in the top flight. 60% of their road games this season have gone over 2.5 goals.
Tottenham have banked a clean sheet in exactly half of their away games which isn’t a bad return at all. They have also been winning at half time in seven of their ten away games (D3) which is a huge trend. Spurs haven’t drawn a single league game this season. Eight of the ten away goals that they have conceded have been in the second half of fixtures. In all but one of their ten away games they have scored the opening goal of the game. The Lilywhites have the third-best defensive record of all teams in the top flight this season. The Lilywhites have scored in all league games played this term.
Spurs have shown so much class and control away from home in the top flight this season. Everton are totally untested at home against any of the big guns in the league this term. Given that Spurs are strong in the head to head as the Toffees, it is an away win which will shall predict.
20th December 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Can still produce a positive response to having suffered their first league defeat of the season? City suffered a loss at Stamford Bridge against Chelsea last weekend and subsequently lost top spot to Liverpool. They can claim it back early on Saturday with a result against the Toffees. Everton have had a decent season but have struggled for away wins. Read our Manchester City v Everton betting tips for more.
Man City 1/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on December 11th, 2018 at 8:43 p.m.)
Manchester City got their first taste of league defeat this season as Chelsea beat them 2-0 at Stamford Bridge last weekend. That snapped a seven-match losing streak that they had been on in the top flight. They have won all eight of their home games this season though in the Premier League. In those eight at the Etihad Manchester City have scored 30 goals. They have conceded just the five as well in that run of games. 80% of their home goals conceded have been in the first half of fixtures.
The Citizens have bagged a clean sheet in 38% of home fixtures and still 62% of their home games have gone above 3.5 goals such has been their scoring power. The Citizens have been leading at half time in six of their eight home games (D2). The only side to have conceded fewer league goals than City this season is Liverpool. In all eight of their home fixtures, this season Manchester City have scored at least two goals. They have not managed a clean sheet in any of their last three at the Etihad.
The last two between them at the Etihad have ended in 1-1 draws
Everton have taken a point from each of their last three league visits to Man City
In the last four EPL meetings, things are even with one win each and two draws
Both teams have scored in half of the last six EPL meetings
Everton have scored in each of their last three at the Etihad in all competitions
Everton rescued a point in a 2-2 draw at home against Watford last weekend, thanks to a 96th-minute goal. That was a struggle for them after having taken the lead in the game. Everton have earned back to back draws in the league now. But they are winless in their last three and have only banked one victory in their last five played (home and away combined) in a W1 D3 L1 sequence. Away from home, this season in the EPL Everton are only W1 D3 L3. They are winless in their last three away from Goodison and haven’t been great out on the road this term.
Everton have not taken a clean sheet in any of their last three league outings now. The Toffees haven’t been winning at the halftime break in any of their away games this season. In fact, they have been level at the break in all but one of their road games. Four of their away half-time scorelines have been 0-0 draws. Everton have conceded 70% of their away goals in the second half of matches and in total have kept just one away clean sheet. They have only scored in one of their last three away games. They have tallied seven goals in seven away games, failing to score in 43% of those fixtures.
Let’s face it, the loss won’t have gone down well with Pep Guardiola last weekend. City should respond in strong fashion to prove a point. It’s time to reset and they can grab a win with a clean sheet against Everton who haven’t been convincing enough away from home.
13th December 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting