Fleetwood Vs Everton Betting Tip: BTTS & Over 2.5 – 23 September 2020

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Fleetwood Town Vs Everton

Wednesday 23 September 2020 – 19:45 (GMT)
EFL Cup
Pick: Both Teams to Score & Over 2.5 Goals
Odds: 13/10
Bookmaker: Boylesports
(All betting odds correct at time of writing: 21 September 2020)

Preview: Joey Barton’s Fleetwood Town have been rewarded for their exploits so far this tournament with a third round draw at home to Carlo Ancelotti and Everton, with the Premier League side in for a potentially rough ride in Lancashire at Highbury Stadium.

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Fleetwood Preview – Barton to ensure his team are up for the fight?

Despite taking the lead ten minutes into the second half of their League One clash away at Peterborough on Saturday, a lead they actually held on to right up until the initial 90 minutes were up, Fleetwood came away disconsolate after conceding in the 91st and 94th minutes to somehow lose a game which looked destined to be theirs. In turn, denying them a third successive win in all competitions.

Joey Barton’s men aren’t afforded much time to dwell, however, with a first ever spot in the fourth round of the EFL Cup at stake on Wednesday. In fact, this is only the second occasion in nine seasons The Trawlermen have progressed beyond the first round – and they’ve been richly rewarded for doing so! The challenge of taking on Everton, a team who’ve started the season extremely well, is something manager Barton will no doubt relish.

One aspect Fleetwood should have the edge in is fitness. Last weekend’s gut-wrenching defeat marked their fifth competitive outing since the season got underway in the EFL Trophy on 1 September. Barton has otherwise overseen a strong start, though, with four wins and a scoring average of 2.2 per game. Moreover, his team are three from three at Highbury Stadium, where Wigan (3-2) and Port Vale (2-1) were dispatched during prior rounds.

 

Everton & Both to Score
2/1

Bet365

 

Everton Preview – Another much-changed XI from Ancelotti?

The new season has begun exceptionally well for Everton under Carlo Ancelotti, whose first full season with the Merseysiders has begun flawlessly with three wins in as many games. In the Premier League it is two wins from two following back-to-back victories away to Tottenham (0-1) and at home to West Brom (5-2), while a largely second string side blitzed Salford City in the EFL Cup second round to win 3-0 at Goodison Park.

That is nine goals in three competitive outings, as the impetus gained from the exciting additions of several new faces appears to have not only lifted the mood around the club – particularly among supporters – but elevated the team as a whole. Meanwhile, even when Ancelotti made wholesale changes in the last round, he was still able to field the likes of Gylfi Sigurdsson, Theo Walcott, Bernard and Moise Kean.

With Everton going so well in the league, and with a tricky trip to Selhurst Park awaiting them on Saturday afternoon against a Crystal Palace team in similarly buoyant mood following their fine start to the season, another run out here for some of the club’s fringe players seems inevitable. That increases the potential for another third round exit, then, having fallen at this stage of the competition in five of the past eight seasons.

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Fleetwood Vs Everton Betting Advice

One suspects Joey Barton will have the hosts sufficiently motivated ahead of welcoming Premier League opposition to Highbury for the first time since Leicester won 4-0 here in the second round two seasons ago. Barton wasn’t at the helm then, though. Fleetwood have also made an excellent start to the season, only denied a fifth straight win in all competitions at the weekend by an uncharacteristically late collapse.

 

Fleetwood Town Vs Everton – Key Facts

  • Five competitive matches in 2020-21 for Fleetwood (W4 L1) have so far averaged 3.6 goals per game, with all five featuring goals for both teams.
  • Fresh from scoring five in a 5-2 league victory at Goodison Park against West Brom, Everton have won all three matches in 2020-21 so far whilst averaging three goals scored per game.
  • Everton are bidding to reach the fourth round for only the fourth time in nine seasons while Fleetwood are playing in the third round for the first time in their history.

 

Everton begin as favourites, understandably, but much depends on Carlo Ancelotti. The Italian opted to rest virtually every first-team member for the visit of Salford in the previous round. Something similar seems likely here. And although there will still be enough quality on show to potentially win this, the hosts – having scored in all five competitive games so far this season – are capable of running the Premier League outfit close. 3-1 Everton.

Best Betting Odds – Fleetwood Town Vs Everton

Fleetwood – 15/2 (Unibet)
Draw – 15/4 (Bet365)
Everton – 2/5 (Betfair)