Everton came from behind twice at West Ham at the weekend to win 3-2 and climb up to sixth in the Premier League and swapping east for west London when they face Fulham in the Capital One Cup can yield another success for Roberto Martinez’s side at odds of 6/5.
Martin Jol’s Cottagers are 21/10 to halt a miserable run of five games in all competitions without a win in normal time and it’s 23/10 about the draw.
Martinez has thus far confounded critics who questioned whether the Spaniard was ready to leave the comfort of lowly Wigan for the brighter lights of Merseyside by going unbeaten since taking over at Goodison Park.
After Liverpool’s 1-0 loss against Southampton, Everton are now the only Premier League team that have dodged a loss so far this term and a successful summer on the transfer front suggests there is more to come from the former DW Stadium boss and his charges.
Having led Wigan to FA Cup success last year the 16/1 about Martinez repeating that trick in this slightly less-glamorous competition has to be worth a second look.
Everton made seven changes from their previous league match in the second round stoppage-time victory against Stevenage, but after strengthening his squad considerably on the final day of the transfer window Martinez has plenty of options to freshen up the first-team without a big downturn in quality.
Striker Romelu Lukaku, midfielder James McCarthy and highly-rated England Under-21 defender John Stones are all in-line for a start and they should be too strong for a Fulham team that seem to have forgotten where the goal is.
Jol’s side slipped into the bottom three after managing just one shot on target in their 2-0 loss at neighbours Chelsea and a paltry tally of three strikes in the league so far sees them ranked as joint-lowest top flight scorers.
Their opponents have kept clean sheets in three out of six matches so far this season, including three in their last four league games and an Everton win to nil bet at 3/1 could be the best way to boost your profits here.