Kick-off: 1900, 14/02/2021
Stadium: Goodison Park
TV: BT Sport
Everton should be fully pumped up following a terrific trio of results and will be all the rage to brush aside Fulham at Goodison Park on Sunday.
The Cottagers have been grafting gamely to try and enhance their Premier League survival hopes but are expected to be outgunned on Merseyside this weekend.
Many punters will be snapping up 9/10 for a home win in singles and multiple bets and that is our first Everton vs Fulham prediction.
A Look At Everton’s Betting Odds
In their last two league matches, Everton have claimed a fine 2-1 triumph at Leeds and snatched a dramatic 3-3 draw away to Manchester United.
Wednesday’s FA Cup fifth-round tie with Tottenham proved another thriller, with the Toffees eventually prevailing 5-4 after extra-time.
Bernard came off the bench to bag the decider following Richarlison’s double and goals for Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Gylfi Sigurdsson, from the penalty spot, in normal play.
Michael Keane told evertontv: “Every team finishing in the top six, you’ll probably say has great character in their whole squad.
“You don’t finish that high in the league if you don’t have that, so I think it’s a massive quality, something we’ve developed over the past couple of years and this year it’s really been on show.
“It’s a great feeling and a pleasure to play in a team like that, when you keep working for each other no matter what. When you get rewards like tonight and at United, it’s fantastic.”
Reaching a first FA Cup quarter-final for five years was marred by Calvert-Lewin limping off with a hamstring problem, but Josh King’s arrival gives Carlo Ancelotti options.
Looking at the Everton vs Fulham odds, we reckon 15/8 for a home win and over 2.5 goals in the game stands out.
Last Everton line-up: Olsen, Keane, Digne, Mina, Godfrey, Sigurdsson, Doucoure, Davies, Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin, Iwobi.
Calvert-Lewin is ruled out and fellow England international Jordan Pickford sits out a third match with a rib injury.
Playmaker James Rodriguez and midfielder Andre Gomes return after missing the FA Cup win over Tottenham in midweek.
A Look At Fulham’s Betting Odds
Fulham remain in the relegation zone after going 12 league games without a win, but last Saturday’s goalless stalemate was their eighth draw during that time.
The Cottagers are odds-on for a quick return to the Championship, but defender Antonee Robinson said there is a “desperation” around the squad to come together.
Reflecting on the Hammers clash, he told the club website: “I’d definitely say it’s a missed opportunity.
“I feel like we’ve dominated the game and we haven’t been in trouble defensively for many parts of the game.
“We’ve just got to turn it around and start getting shots on target and just get a bit more quality in our final play.
“I’d say, as a team, now we’re all looking to each game as a chance to win, we have to start picking up wins if we’re going to be where we want to be.”
The feeling is that Scott Parker has to start taking more chances sooner, rather than later, with his side eight points adrift of safety.
That could leave them vulnerable at the back, though, and Everton are well equipped to capitalise on any openings.
The Toffees prevailed 3-2 when these teams met in London towards the end of November and we’re taking 13/1 for a 3-1 scoreline in their favour this time for our Everton vs Fulham betting tips.
Last Fulham line-up: Areola, Tete, Andersen, Adarabioyo, Robinson, Loftus-Cheek, Lemina, Reed, Decordova-Reid, Cavaleiro, Lookman.
Fulham have no new injury concerns to contend with but captain Tom Cairney remains sidelined with an ongoing knee problem.
EVERTON 5-4 Tottenham (AET) – Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison (2), Gylfi Sigurdsson (pen), Bernard
FULHAM 0-0 West Ham
Head-to-head: Fulham 2-3 Everton, Fulham 2-0 Everton, Everton 3-0 Fulham
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