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Crystal Palace v Everton Betting Tip Everton – 21 January 2017

Premier League Tips

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

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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

Premier League Tips


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

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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


Manchester City v Everton Betting Tips: 1, 2016-10-15

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Saturday 15th October 2016 – Kickoff: 1500hrs

Football – England – Premier League Betting Tips

Manchester City’s amazing six-match winning streak in the Premier League came to an abrupt end in their last match before the international break when they went down to a 2-0 defeat away to  Tottenham at White Hart Lane.

The Citizens had made an explosive start to the new campaign as they strung together wins over Sunderland, Stoke City, West Ham, Manchester United, Bournemouth and Swansea City to announce the new reign of manager Pep Guardiola into the domestic English top flight.

City now return to the Etihad Stadium for Saturday’s clash with Everton as the hosts look to register a fourth home win on the trot and extend their 100% record on home turf. Their home record stands at  3-0-0  9/2 with their leading goalscorer Aguero scoring 5 goals in 5 games to date.

Visitors Everton now sit in fifth place in the Premier League following recent disappointing results against Bournemouth in a 1-0 defeat on the south coast which was followed by just a point at home to Crystal Palace in a 1-1 draw at Goodison Park.

The Toffees had previously registered four league wins on the trot with victories over West Brom, Stoke City, Sunderland and Middlesbrough but in truth, these were games that Everton should have won anyway with three of the four wins being achieved over teams situated in the bottom five of the division.

But after a relatively ‘easy’ start to the season, Everton now face Manchester City at the Etihad who will be smarting from their defeat to Tottenham, and Guardiola will demand nothing less than three points here to maintain their position at the top of the Premier League.

Pick: Manchester City to win @ 1.53 Coral



Manchester City v Everton Betting Tip Both teams to score – 15 October 2016

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Saturday 15th October 2016

Kickoff: 1500hrs Manchester City v Everton

Football – England – Premier League

The latest International break has come to a conclusion meaning the domestic action returns to our screens this weekend. The Premier League is back with a bang with a number if intriguing fixtures including Manchester United’s visit to Liverpool and Chelsea hosting last season’s champions Leicester. However, the only game featuring two of the top five takes place at the Etihad with league leaders Manchester City looking to return to winning ways as they host fifth place Everton.

Pep Guardiola won his first 10 games in charge of City when arriving from Bayern Munich this summer but he’s now failed to win either of his last two. A 3-3 draw with Celtic in the Champions League at least preserved their unbeaten record but many people’s favourites for the title came unstuck against Tottenham last time out, going down 2-0 at White Hart Lane. It was a stark reminder that despite the quality they possess, City still has a long way to meet the expectation that has been placed upon them since Guardiola took over. They were thoroughly outplayed against Spurs but remain top of the table by one point and will attempt to get back to winning ways with the visit of Everton on Saturday. No visiting team has left the Etihad with anything thus far – either in the Premier League or European competition – and we know how dominant Guardiola’s teams tend to be on their own patch.

It has been a very good start for Everton under the stewardship of Ronald Koeman for the first time. After what was a bitterly disappointing campaign last time out, where they could only manage an 11th place finish. That, combined with similar disappointments in previous seasons was enough for the Everton board to act and relieve Roberto Martinez of his duties. Koeman has impressed during his time at Southampton and he’s picked up at Goodison where he left off with his previous employers. The Toffees won four of their first five league games, surpassing their best ever start in the top flight. Convincing wins over Sunderland and Middlesbrough looked to set them up perfectly for what appeared to be two winnable games away to Bournemouth and at home to Crystal Palace. That wasn’t to be the case, however, as Everton managed just a point from those fixtures. Nevertheless it has been an excellent beginning and one that will excite their fans again who were becoming disillusioned under Martinez.

As ever with international weeks, City had a plethora of stars away on duty with their countries which makes it difficult for the coach to prepare for the upcoming games. City also face the first of what will be a double header against Barcelona in the Champions League on Wednesday meaning Guardiola’s selection for the Everton game will be interesting. One man who will almost certainly play in both is the red hot Sergio Aguero, despite being away with Argentina. The little striker has been sensational thus far, scoring 11 goals already, despite missing three games through suspension. He’s struggled against Everton in recent times, though, failing to score in his last three league meetings with them but he did notch when City defeated the Toffees in the League Cup semi-final earlier this year.

One man who epitomized the inconsistency of a Roberto Martinez Everton team was striker Romelu Lukaku. The Belgian striker could look a world class player one week and virtually unplayable, whilst in the next game he would be completely ineffectual. He would go on long spells without scoring a goal before a streak of five or six games where everything he hit went in the net. Koeman appears to have had a positive effect on the big Belgian’s form thus far, with five goals in his first six league games, including a hat-trick away to Sunderland. He’s continued that good form into his international duty, scoring three goals in two qualifying games. It’s somewhat ironic that his country is now managed by Martinez but by continuing to work with Koeman at his club then you feel we will see the best of Lukaku on a consistent basis.

Manchester City v Everton Betting Tips

Whilst it’s somewhat surprising that this game is not televised, there is something about three o’clock kick offs on a Saturday that adds to the excitement with so many big matches played at other points of the week. Although both teams have started the season in a positive manner, their last couple of results will ensure that the determination to get the three points here will be that wee bit more. You can never be sure how the first game back after an international break will go but there is so much attacking talent on show and both coaches will set their teams up to go forward as much as possible.

Recent meetings between the two have tended to be close fought affairs despite the relative wealth of both. Only one of the last five league meetings have been settled by more than one goal and it could be a similar story on Saturday. Everton have only failed to perform in one game this season – the 1-0 loss at Bournemouth – and it is obvious to see how much better organized they are in defence. The addition of Ashley Williams has been a major factor in that and whilst he will have his hands full with Aguero and company, I believe the visitors will be a match for City and continue their record of scoring in all their games this season, bar that defeat two games ago. City have won all three of their home league games thus far but they were made to work for their wins over Sunderland and West Ham, who both managed to breach the home side’s defence. Both teams to score is the selection here and it wouldn’t surprise me either if Everton could score more than one goal.

Both teams to score 8/13 @ Betfred