Kick-off: 1945, 23/09/2020
TV: Sky Sports
Boyhood Everton fan Joey Barton will have Fleetwood fired up for an intriguing EFL Cup tie with the Toffees at Highbury but this is a tough task for Town.
The visitors have started the new campaign in cracking form and will be keen to maintain that momentum with a fourth straight win on the Fylde coast.
We’re going with 19/20 for an away victory and over 2.5 goals in the game for our first Fleetwood vs Everton prediction.
A Look At Fleetwood Town’s Betting Odds
Fleetwood are coming off a frustrating 2-1 loss at Peterborough in League One which spoiled their own early hot streak.
The Cod Army led through a Callum Camps goal on 55 minutes but conceded twice in stoppage time to head home empty handed.
“We were the best football team and played them off the park,” Barton said. “We have to take a long, hard look at ourselves and make sure we learn those lessons.”
Town had previously rattled off a trio of home wins, with seven goals scored as Burton were beaten in the league and Wigan and Port Vale knocked out of this competition.
Looking ahead to this televised clash, Barton told the club website: “It’s an emotional one for all of the things that you look for as a child.
“I’m just wanting the lads to enjoy it and to give a great account of themselves and, hopefully, we can give Everton a run for their money.”
Camps, Ched Evans and Paddy Madden have all done well up front and been amongst the goals, so Town may test a young Toffees defence.
A Look At Everton’s Betting Odds
Everton have claimed maximum points from two Premier League fixtures after following up a 1-0 win at Tottenham by crushing West Brom 5-2 on Merseyside.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin hit a hat-trick, while James Rodriguez and Michael Keane also netted against the 10-man Baggies.
The arrival of James, Allan and Abdoulaye Doucoure has really brought a feelgood factor to Goodison Park.
Defender Lucas Digne said: “The club showed character when we bought in the new signings and we’ve been able to show character and ambition on the pitch, too, with the quality we have.
“I’m not surprised by how the new players are playing. I know their quality. They are world-class players.
“As a team, we are doing well for the moment. We have to keep going like this.”
In between those top-flight triumphs, the Toffees brushed aside Salford in this competition, with Keane, Gylfi Sigurdsson and Moise Kean on target in a 3-0 victory.
Teenage striker Anthony Gordon was lively up front, while Carlo Ancelotti fielded a strong enough side and bench to suggest he is taking the EFL Cup seriously.
Let’s finish off our Fleetwood vs Everton betting tips by taking 15/2 for the visitors to prevail 2-1.
Peterborough 2-1 FLEETWOOD – Callum Camps
EVERTON 5-2 West Brom – Dominic Calvert-Lewin (3), James Rodriguez, Michael Keane
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