WEST HAM v EVERTONSaturday 22nd April 2017 - Kickoff: 1500hrsFootball - England - Premier League Betting Tips
In a reduced fixture schedule on Saturday afternoon, West Ham play host to Everton at the London Stadium as the home side look to build upon a recent win and a draw and take a step closer to confirming their survival for another season.
A 1-0 home win over relegation candidates Swansea City and avoiding defeat away at Sunderland in last weekend’s 2-2 draw went a long way to lifting The Hammers into safety, however, they’ll be disappointed that they conceded a late equaliser to The Black Cats as they were seemingly headed for back-to-back wins.
And although West Ham possess a home record of 6-3-7 18/27, their results against teams situated in the top half has so far yielded a disappointing record of 1-1-5 7/18 which includes defeats to Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea and Leicester City.
Visitors Everton know they have a chance to get a jump over the teams above them today as Manchester United travel to Burnley on Sunday and Arsenal who are involved in the FA Cup, when they make their way to the nation’s capital this afternoon.
Everton registered back-to-back wins last weekend when they beat Burnley 3-1 which followed on from their 4-2 win over Leicester City, with both wins being recorded at Goodison Park where they hold an impressive record with just one defeat all season to date.
However, Everton will need to improve upon their current away record of 4-5-7 19/24 here if they’re to jump into european contention this weekend, but they do have a chance to do so as their record at bottom half teams stands at an even 3-3-3 13/10.
I’ll back Everton with the round ball here today.
Pick: Everton AH0 @ 1.60 Bet Victor
22nd April 2017 /
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EVERTON v BURNLEYSaturday 15th April 2017 - Kickoff: 1500hrsFootball - England - Premier League Betting Tips
Everton still remain in the hunt for a Europa League place as they sit just two league places and three points below fifth placed Manchester United as we head into this Easter weekend, with today’s hosts playing Burnley at Goodison Park.
Everton have shown some strong form in recent times as they’ve gained wins over West Brom, Hull City and Leicester City at their fortress Goodison Park where they’ve suffered just one defeat all season amidst an overall record of 11-4-1 38/12. That defeat was to merseyside rivals Liverpool as The Reds did the ‘double’ over The Toffees this season.
That defeat aside, Everton have been a hard side to beat on home turf all term, and it’s no coincidence that Everton’s good form has aligned with a fantastic season for striker Lukaku who leads the Premier League goalscoring charts with 23 goals.
Visitors Burnley have also enjoyed a much better season in the English top flight under manager Sean Dyche who has remained throughout the bad times (the Clarets were relegated season before last), and the good times (he was still at the helm when Burnley got promoted at the end of last season).
Burnley sit just below mid-table thanks to a very good home record at Turf Moor of 10-2-4 23/14 but they still remain the only club in the division yet to register an away win all season to date, as they possess a poor away record of 0-4-12 9/30.
The Clarets have failed to score on eight occasions from their 16 away matches to date, with only fourth from bottom club Hull City (8 goals) scoring fewer on the road than Dyche’s men.
Pick: Everton to win @ 1.45 Betway
15th April 2017 /
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EVERTON v HULL CITY
Saturday 18th March 2017 - Kickoff: 1500hrs
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Everton striker Romelu Lukaku bagged his 19th goal in this season’s Premier League last weekend to help his club to a 3-0 win and all three points against his former employers West Brom, which also extended The Toffees’ winning streak at home to five on the trot.
Everton are once again at their Goodison Park fortress this Saturday when they welcome third from bottom club Hull City as the hosts look for a sixth home win on the bounce following previous league wins racked up against Southampton, Manchester City, Bournemouth, Sunderland and West Brom.
The Toffees have suffered just one defeat in their last 11 matches in the English top flight which was a 3-2 loss away at second placed Tottenham, but they’ve become a very hard unit to break down on home turf as their home record of 9-4-1 30/10 indicates.
Hull City also registered a much needed three points in their 2-1 home win over fellow Premier League strugglers Swansea City last Saturday, but they face one of the toughest grounds to get anything at this season when they make their way to merseyside on Saturday.
Hull currently occupy third from bottom in the English top flight and remain in the relegation zone despite recent wins at home over Liverpool and Swansea City, and it appears that The Tigers’ best chances of Premiership survival will be the points they pick up at their KC Stadium.
This is just as well when you consider their away results which has seen them win just once on the road all season (a 2-0 win against the same opponents, Swansea City back in August last year), while their overall away record stands at a disastrous 1-2-11 7/31.
Pick: Everton to win @ 1.53 bet365
18th March 2017 /
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EVERTON v WEST BROMSaturday 11th March 2017 - Kickoff: 1500hrsFootball - England - Premier League Betting Tips
Everton’s promising nine-game unbeaten sequence in the Premier League came to an abrupt end last weekend when they went down to a 3-2 defeat away at Tottenham at White Hart Lane, but they return to their Goodison Park fortress for this afternoon’s match with West Brom as the hosts look to return to winning ways.
Despite losing 3-2, Everton will be encouraged by their comeback along with striker Lukaku notching his 18th goal for the season, and with a solid home record of 8-4-1 27/10 behind them, The Toffees will be confident they can bounce back at Goodison Park.
Everton have also won their last four matches on the trot with wins gained against Southampton, Manchester City, Bournemouth and Sunderland as the goals have flowed with the hosts scoring a total of 15 goals and conceding just 3 in reply!
Visitors West Brom have also enjoyed a solid season so far as The Baggies sit in 8th place and a top half finish for Tony Pulis’ boys would be regarded as a successful campaign in the top flight for the west midlands club.
West Brom have made themselves a hard unit to break down at home as they have followed Pulis’ successful blueprint from his former Stoke City days, but they’re still experiencing inconsistent results away from home as they’ve recorded a 2-1 win at Southampton but suffered defeats at Arsenal and Tottenham also.
The Baggies’ away record also reflects their vulnerabilities on the road with a record of 3-5-5 12/17 which includes just one clean sheet on their travels which was in their first away match of the season at Crystal Palace.
I have to therefore go with the Everton momentum here…
Pick: Everton to win @ 1.70 William Hill
10th March 2017 /
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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
4th February 2017 /
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EVERTON v BOURNEMOUTHSaturday 4th February 2017 - Kickoff: 1500hrsFootball - 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
3rd February 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.
19th January 2017 /
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Saturday 7th January 2016 Kickoff: 1500hrs Everton v Leicester CityFootball – 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 SOUTHAMPTONMonday 2nd January 2017 - Kickoff: 1500hrsFootball - 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.
2nd January 2017 /
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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
19th December 2016 /
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