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Everton v Bournemouth Betting Tip Everton – 4 February 2017

Premier League Tips

Saturday 4th February 2016 Kickoff: 1500hrs Everton v Bournemouth Football – England – Premier League Everton and Bournemouth clash at Goodison Park on Saturday with the teams in contrasting form. The Toffees have enjoyed an excellent start to 2017 in the league whilst Bournemouth are just beginning to falter after a good first half of the campaign. It was the team from the south coast who were victorious when the two last met in September as a solitary strike from Junior Stanislas was enough to give them the spoils. It was their first win over Everton in the top flight and Saturday presents them with a chance to do the double.

Everton have not lost a league game since the Merseyside derby on the 19th of December. Since then Ronald Koeman’s men have won four and drawn two, a run that has seen them solidify their position in seventh and give them just a hint of catching Manchester United above them. The only blot on 2017 thus far was a disappointing 2-1 home defeat to Leicester City in the FA Cup which brought an end to their hopes of silverware for another season. That said, the improvement in league form has been most welcome, in particular their two most recent home performances when beating Southampton 3-0 before inflicting a 4-0 thumping on Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City. With their next three games against teams in the bottom six, starting with this one, it’s a real opportunity for Everton to close the gap further on United ahead of the last third of the season.

Tuesday’s 2-0 defeat at home to Crystal Palace means Bournemouth have won only one of their last eight games in all competitions. That success was on the last day of 2016 and it seems a long time ago with three defeats and two draws since. It has been especially disappointing as other than the home game with Arsenal (where they had a three goal lead and ended drawing) it looked a like a run of games where they could all but guarantee safety and look to climb the table. A defeat to Hull as well as Palace and dropping points at home to Watford has just meant that Eddie Howe will be sitting slightly less comfortable than he was a few weeks ago. Sandwiched in between that set of league games was a humbling 3-0 loss away to lower league Milwall in the FA Cup when Howe decided to field a weakened team. That’s understandable when Premier League survival means so much to this club but it has heaped further pressure on the team who now have to find a return to winning ways.

Everton v Bournemouth Betting Tip

Everton are probably in the best stage of their season at the moment and come into this game with real confidence considering how they have performed in the last two games at Goodison. Liverpool remain the only visiting team to have won there this season which illustrates just how much of a test this will be for a struggling Bournemouth team. As ever with Everton, the key will be how Romelu Lukaku performs. With 12 league goals to his name he is far and away the main goal threat and has scored in each of his last three home games.

Such is the form of both sides at the moment it is difficult to argue anything other than a home win and I’m not about to start. Koeman is beginning to turn things around at Everton and Saturday looks like an ideal opportunity for his players to record their seventh win at home in the league this season.

Everton 8/11 @ Betfred


Everton v Bournemouth Betting Tips: 1, 2017-02-04

Premier League Tips


Saturday 4th February 2017 – Kickoff: 1500hrs

Football – England – Premier League Betting Tips

Everton are currently enjoying a six-match unbeaten run in the Premier League prior to this afternoon’s meeting with Bournemouth at Goodison Park, and another three points today for Ronald Koeman’s side could see them close the gap on the top six teams.

Everton are in 7th place following recent wins over Leicester City, Koeman’s former side, Southampton, Manchester City and Crystal Palace along with useful points away at Hull City and Stoke City.

The Toffees also hold a solid looking home record which stands at  6-4-1 19/7 where they’ve won three of their last four including a 2-1 win over Arsenal. Striker Lukaku (12 goals) is the obvious threat up front for the hosts.

Visitors Bournemouth suffered an unexpected setback in their last match which was a midweek 2-0 defeat at home to strugglers Crystal Palace, and The Cherries have now gone four Premier League matches without a win ahead of their long trip up north to merseyside for this afternoon’s clash with Everton.

Recent defeats to lowly Hull City and Palace perhaps indicate a bit of nervousness around the south coast club as they now sit in 14th place and are now seven points above the bottom three; another defeat here today could be interesting.

Bournemouth’s away record also hasn’t done them many favours as it stands at  2-2-7 11/22 which includes four defeats from their last five away trips with defeats at Arsenal, Burnley, Chelsea and Hull City, along with keeping just two clean sheets on their travels to date.

Everton are the form side here, and I expect them to take the points at Goodison Park.

Pick: Everton to win @ 1.73 William Hill


Crystal Palace v Everton Betting Tip Everton – 21 January 2017

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Saturday 21st January 2016 Kickoff: 1500hrs Crystal Palace v Everton Football – England – Premier League Many expected the arrival of Sam Allardyce at Selhurst Park would see an immediate upturn in fortunes for Crystal Palace but the former England manager is yet to win a game in the league and his team are lurking perilously close to the foot of the table. Palace sit one place outside the relegation zone and are only above Hull City on goal difference alone, albeit a sizeable gap of 15 goals. That will be little comfort to Allardyce, however, who prides himself on having never been relegated from the top flight. His ill-fated spell with England should not detract from the fact he is a very capable of turning struggling teams around but there has been little to no sign of improvement just yet. The club have not won in the league since the beginning of December and have amassed just 16 points from their 21 games. A small crumb of comfort for the Eagles was the 2-1 win over Bolton in the FA Cup during the week but Allardyce is the first to admit that the league is the overwhelming priority for the club and they have to start picking up points, starting on Saturday.

It never ceases to amaze me just how much the mood surrounding a football club can change over the course of a week. Following Everton’s home loss to Leicester in the FA Cup a fortnight ago there appeared to be little positivity and many supporters felt their season was virtually over. Fast forward eight days and a thumping 4-0 win at home to Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City has got the Toffees back in a much better frame of mind for the second half of the campaign. The performance was easily the best of the season for Everton and it was topped off with two goals from a couple of their young starlets as Tom Davies and Ademola Lookman getting their first for the club. Whilst it us just one win, it was a continuation of what has been a good run of form in the league of late. Four wins in their last six games means they have put some distance between themselves and West Brom and allows them to at least think about challenging the teams above them. However, the win over City will mean very little if they are unable to back it up by getting a result against Palace.

Crystal Palace v Everton Betting Tips

It should not be underestimated how much trouble Palace are in and it’s far too simplistic to think that because they appointed Allardyce they will automatically be safe come the end of the season. Defensively they are still conceding too many goals and three goals scored in their last five league games tells its own story. Everton, on the other hand, have not been on as good a run as this since the first couple of months and will be looking to take advantage of their opponents struggles.

Both teams have been hampered with the African Cup of Nations losing key players to that tournament but Everton appear to have the more robust squad to deal with that. Ronald Koeman was delighted with his side’s performance last week whilst Allardyce was seething with how they defended in the second half loss to West Ham. It’s often said that a team’s home form is the most important factor in battling to stay up and Palace’s has been shocking of late. With an inform Everton team coming to town I do not envisage that changing this weekend and fancy the visitors to inflict more misery on Allardyce and his players.


Everton v Leicester Betting Tip Everton – 7 January 2017

FA Cup Tips

Saturday 7th January 2016 Kickoff: 1500hrs
Everton v Leicester City
Football – England – FA Cup

Another all-Premier League tie takes place at Goodison Park on Saturday with Everton and Leicester squaring off for a place in the fourth round. Everton have enjoyed a very good festive period so will be much more confident coming into this than they would had it been played a month ago whilst Leicester will be buoyed by taking four points from their last two games and keeping their first domestic clean sheets since September in the process. The two clashed as recently as Boxing Day so will be well acquainted with each other to make for an intriguing game.

There was a lot of despondency around Goodison after Liverpool edged the derby six days before Christmas. It was a loss that meant they won just two of 12 in the league and there were doubts beginning to surface around Ronald Koeman’s suitability for the job. A fortnight is a long time in football, however, and since that loss Everton have taken seven points from their next three games including a 2-1 win away to Leicester. There will be a touch of disappointment that it was not three wins from as many games with the dropped points coming in a draw against Hull City. Nevertheless, the Toffees have climbed to seventh spot in the table but that looks likely to be their ceiling as they are nine points adrift of Manchester United in sixth. Due to that, it’s expected that Koeman will target the FA Cup as a possible route of success, particularly as their last trophy was this competition back in 1995.

Few expected Leicester to match their achievements from last season such was height of it, but fewer expected them to mount such a poor defence of it. After 20 league games the Foxes sit in 15th spot and only six points above the bottom three. It would still be a major surprise if they were to be dragged further into the dogfight but as was evidenced with their display in the last half hour against Middlesbrough when seemingly happy with the point, Claudio Ranieri is obviously concerned and happy to take all the points he can get at this point in time. How much priority he will give to the FA Cup – especially as they also have a last 16 tie in the Champions League to contend with – is questionable with so much importance in guaranteeing their Premier League status. The Italian may well use Saturday’s game to rotate his squad and give some fringe players an opportunity.

Everton v Leicester City Betting Tips

Although Everton have not been as consistent as they would have liked in the first half of the season, the defeat to Liverpool remains their only defeat at Goodison Park in the league thus far. Leicester, on the other hand, have found wins on the road hard to come by, infact, their away form has been terrible. Their 10 games on their travels in the league have yielded just three points and all of those have came in the shape of draws. Using statistics from league games for a cup match is often not advised but considering these two are established Premier League sides there is more substance to it than normal. With those trends in mind I think Everton rate a solid bet to progress and feel they will target this game with more importance than the visitors.


Everton v Southampton Betting Tips: 1 AH0, 2017-01-02

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Monday 2nd January 2017 – Kickoff: 1500hrs

Football – England – Premier League Betting Tips

Everton head into this Monday afternoon clash with Southampton having recorded a 2-0 win away at Leicester City on Boxing Day and a point in a 2-2 draw at Hull City, and they’ll be looking forward to returning to Goodison Park for this encounter.

The Toffees have suffered just one defeat on home turf so far this season which was the recent derby loss to Merseyside rivals Liverpool, but overall, Everton have been pretty solid this term under the guidance of manager Ronald Koeman who faces his former club today.

Everton hold a decent  4-4-1  12/7 record at Goodison Park and this involves recent wins over London clubs West Ham and most notably, Arsenal in recent times. Forward Lukaku (10 goals) and midfielder Barkley are the main contenders for anytime goalscorer for the hosts here.

Visitors Southampton make the long trip up to Merseyside on the back of two defeats on the trot in the Premier League as they’ve been dealt back-to-back losses at St Marys Stadium to Tottenham 4-1 and West Brom 2-1 in recent matches.

The Saints now face difficult away matches at Everton today and also Burnley at Turf Moor following on from this afternoon’s clash at Goodison Park, and with a below par away record of  2-3-4  9/11 to their name, the south coast side could struggle again today.

Whilst Southampton have enough in their locker to usually see off the teams below them in the division, they’ve struggled against the better teams away from home which is evident in their defeats at Manchester United and Arsenal, but also in worrying defeats at Hull City and Crystal Palace.


Everton v Liverpool Betting Tip Draw – 19 December 2016

Premier League Tips

Monday 19th December 2016 Kickoff: 2000hrs

Everton v Liverpool                                                                                               

Football – England – Premier League

The first Merseyside derby of the season takes place at Goodison Park this evening as Everton play host to a Liverpool side looking to close the gap on leaders Chelsea and retake second place. Everton, on the other hand, will be buoyed by defeating Arsenal last week in what was only their second win in 11 league games. As we know with this fixture, however, form very much goes out the window and it will be about which teams applies themselves on the evening that will succeed.

A very positive start for Everton under Ronald Koeman got the Toffee supporters excited for the season ahead but it has not continued into recent weeks and months. A lack of goals at one end mixed with conceding too many at the other has proved extremely troubling for the Dutch coach who was brought in to replace Roberto Martinez over the summer. Koeman will be hoping that the win over Arsenal last Tuesday will prove to be a defining point in their season but the challenge does not get much easier with the visit of a Liverpool team who have been in scintillating form for much of the campaign. Everton’s record in this fixture is also not great so there’s another trend they have to buck.

Jurgen Klopp has been in charge at Liverpool for well over a year now and ironically enough, this was Brendan Rodgers’ (the man he replaced at Anfield) last ever fixture before being relieved of his duties. After an excellent first three months of the campaign where they won at both Chelsea and Arsenal which seen them climb to the top of the table, there has just been a little stutter of late. A disastrous last half hour against Bournemouth resulted in them losing their first game since the second match of the season. It was followed up with another disappointing performance and result when drawing 2-2 at home to West Ham but the reds have got themselves back on track with an authoritative win against Middlesbrough last midweek.

Everton v Liverpool Betting Tips

This is often referred to as the friendly derby as the game splits loyalties between family and friends but there is little companionship shown during the 90 minutes when the game is played. The derby, particularly when played at Goodison as it is this evening, is frenetic and physical and both teams will have to meet that challenge first and foremost. Everton displayed some of those qualities for the first time in a long time in the win over Arsenal last week and considering the quality and options that Liverpool have in their ranks, you would imagine they will have to do something similar in order to get a result.

The blues home form remains one of their biggest assets as they are still unbeaten at Goodison Park in the league – their last defeat in the top flight came back in April. Liverpool’s away record is also very decent with the aforementioned wins at Stamford Bridge and the Emirates contributing to five wins on the road in the league.

Following that win over Arsenal this has the makings of being much more exciting than what it may have been if Everton had failed to get a result from that game considering the form they have been in. That success should breed some more confidence and we all know that Liverpool are arguably the most exciting team going forward in the Premier League. Six of the last eight meetings between the two have ended in a draw and I think there is some merits in going down that route once again. The blues are solid at home and will make life difficult for Liverpool who themselves have went off the boil slightly. I expect goals as well so it may be worth backing a correct score of 1-1 or 2-2 for a small interest but the selection is for a share of the spoils.

Draw 5/2 @ Bet365


Everton v Arsenal Betting Tip Arsenal – 13 December 2016

Premier League Tips

Tuesday 13th December 2016 Kickoff: 1945hrs

Everton v Arsenal                                                                                                    

Football – England – Premier League

It’s difficult to imagine to teams in more polar opposite runs of form than Everton and Arsenal as the two clash at Goodison Park on Tuesday evening. The hosts have won just once in their last league games barely clinging on to a position in the top 10 having been challenging for the Champions League places earlier in the season. Arsenal, on the other hand, are three points off the lead in second spot and have not lost in the league since the opening day of the season.

Much was expected from Ronald Koeman after he took over Everton in the summer following two successful seasons in charge at Southampton. The Blues supporters had become disillusioned under Roberto Martinez and were looking forward to a fresh start under the Dutchman. Six months into that reign and it has not materialized as they would have hoped, though, and the staleness that blighted Martinez’ time in charge appears to have returned over the last eight weeks. Saturday’s loss to Watford was further evidence of the issues that face the Toffees at the moment. Despite taking the lead, Everton’s defensive problems came to the fore once again and conceded three poor goals. The centre of defence has been a problem for a long time and the signing of Ashley Williams does not appear to have solved it. Unless Koeman can rectify it in the next window then you can only envisage more of the same for Everton between now and the end of the season.

Arsenal usually hit form right about this time of year so we probably should not be surprised to see them riding high at the top of the table. That won’t stop the Gunners’ supporters getting excited about what may be this term, however, and it’s hard to blame them as they are playing some terrific, winning football at this point in time. The real test will obviously come later in the season but there are some small signs that provide hope and encouragement for Arsene Wenger, including coming from behind at home to Stoke at the weekend. Those are the kind of circumstances that have seen Arsenal falter so many times, so to come roaring back and win 3-1 will be pleasing. Tuesday represents another test of their credentials and whilst Everton may not be in the best of form, any game at Goodison Park under the lights is sure to be a lively one.

Everton v Arsenal Betting Tips

This will be the last game for Everton ahead of the first Merseyside derby of the season against Liverpool next week so they will be determined to get a performance and result to ensure they approach that game as best they can. Any win for Arsenal would propel them into top spot at least for 24 hours and that should be plenty of incentive for Wenger and his players.

So often through the years Everton have been competitive when the big teams come calling to Goodison and whilst they rescued a point against Manchester United recently, the level of performance just wasn’t quite there and that is a concern. The visitors are high on confidence at the minute and the form of Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez will test the very best teams at the moment, let alone a defence low on confidence which is precisely what awaits them on Tuesday. Arsenal are simply in a much better place at this point in time and as Everton have shown little sign of turning things around, it’s an away win for me.

Arsenal 19/20 @ Betfair


Everton v Arsenal Betting Tips: 2 AH-0.25, 2016-12-13

Premier League Tips


Tuesday 13th December 2016 – Kickoff: 1945hrs

Football – England – Premier League Betting Tips

A 3-2 defeat away at Watford on the weekend resulted in Everton dropping down to 9th place in the English top flight and this became Everton’s fifth league game without a win ahead of their Tuesday night clash with second placed Arsenal.

Recent defeats to Chelsea, Southampton and Watford (albeit away from home) has dented The Toffees’ confidence and although they still remain unbeaten at Goodison Park so far in this campaign, they’re expected to be facing a tough and comprehensive examination against Arsenal here.

Everton’s home record stands at  3-4-0  10/5 to date although they’ve played a top half team at home just once so far this season which ended in a 1-1 draw with Tottenham. It will therefore be interesting to see how they fare against an in-form Arsenal outfit tonight.

Onto Arsenal then, and The Gunners registered a relatively easy 3-1 home win over Stoke City to hand them their third Premier League win on the trot and extended their unbeaten run to 14 matches ahead of their trip to Merseyside this evening.

Recent wins over Bournemouth, West Ham and the aforementioned Stoke City have placed Arsenal amongst one of the early title contenders again this season, but it’s games like Everton away from home where we’ll see if they are genuine contenders under Arsene Wenger.

An away record of  5-2-0  18/5 shows early promise though, and a win this evening could see Arsenal move top of the league at the expense of their London rivals Chelsea.

Pick: Arsenal AH-0.25 @ 1.67 Bet Victor


Chelsea v Everton Betting Tips: 1, 2016-11-05

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Saturday 5th November 2016 – Kickoff: 1730hrs

Football – England – Premier League Betting Tips

Chelsea head into Saturday evening’s encounter with Everton at Stamford Bridge on the back of a strong run of form which has seen The Blues rack up four straight wins in the Premier League as they now sit in fourth place.

Recent wins over Hull City, current title holders Leicester City, Manchester United and Southampton has seen Antonio Conte’s men put together an early challenge for this season’s title, and although there’s a long way to go, a win this afternoon would further enhance their credentials, and could see them move top of the table.

Chelsea’s home record stands at  4-0-1 13/3 having suffered defeat at the hands of Liverpool, but they’ve won four of their last five on home turf and look strong favourites for the points here. Striker Costa (8 goals) and midfielder Hazard (5 goals) look the most likely anytime goalscorers for the hosts.

Onto Everton, and although they recorded a much needed 2-0 home win over West Ham last weekend, they had previously gone four league matches without a win which included defeats to Bournemouth and Burnley away from home.

Indeed, The Toffees’ away performances have been inconsistent so far as they’ve registered wins at West Brom and Sunderland but lost at the aforementioned Bournemouth and Burnley, and it should be noted that these results were all against teams situated in the bottom half of the Premier League.

A trip to Chelsea will be their biggest test yet this season, and could be the litmus test as to where they currently are with manager Ronald Koeman as their home form hasn’t been a problem so far in this campaign. Striker Lukaku is expected to line up against his former team-mates here.

Pick: Chelsea to win @ 1.57 Bet Victor


Everton v West Ham Betting Tips: 1, 2016-10-30

Premier League Tips


Sunday 30th October 2016 – Kickoff: 1330hrs

Football – England – Premier League Betting Tips

Despite having endured a four-match sequence without a win in the Premier League, today’s hosts Everton still sit in 6th place and can reduce the four-point gap below Chelsea to just one point if they take all three points against struggling West Ham today.

Recent defeats to Bournemouth and Burnley, albeit away from home, were games that Everton would have expected to at least pick up a point, but draws with Crystal Palace and Manchester City have helped retain their top six position.

The point at Manchester City will have boosted The Toffees no doubt, and with a solid home record of  2-2-0  6/3 behind them at Goodison Park, they’ll be hopeful of gaining a much needed win here today. Leading goalscorer Lukaku (6 goals) is the most likely anytime goalscorer for the home side.

Visitors West Ham have picked up back-to-back wins recently with victories gained over Crystal Palace and Sunderland although the critics will point out that these wins were registered against teams situated in the bottom half of the Premier League.

To get a better idea of where West Ham’s ‘real’ form sits, take a look at their away form and you’ll find that they’ve won just once in their first four matches on the road (which was at bottom club Sunderland), but had previously suffered defeats at Chelsea, Manchester City and most damaging of all, 15th placed West Brom.

The Hammers’ away record stands at  1-0-3  5/9 and although they beat Everton last time they visited Goodison Park, they were riding high on manager Slaven Bilic’s honeymoon period while Everton were struggling under the tenure of former boss Roberto Martinez.

It’s a different story this season to date…

Pick: Everton to win @ 1.83 William Hill