An opening day goal in Everton’s 2-2 draw with Norwich prompted Roy Hodgson to call up young England star Ross Barkley to the senior team for the win against Moldova and he can strike early when Newcastle visit Goodison Park to land bumper first goalscorer odds of 27/2.
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The Toffees are 31/50 to extend their unbeaten league run this season with a win against Alan Pardew’s Magpies, who are 9/2 to take all three points back to the north east and the draw is 27/10.
Barkley has missed just one minute of Premier League action this term
You’ll definitely get a run for your money if you back the 19-year-old as the Wavertree native is being given ample opportunity to live up to his lofty billing.
Roberto Martinez clearly has a lot of faith in his young midfielder, who has started all of Everton’s league games under the Spaniard and was only subbed-off once so far in the campaign – in the 89th minute against Norwich.
Newcastle have conceded five goals in their two league games on the road this season
It took David Silva just six minutes to unlock the Tynesider’s defence on the opening day of the season and away from St James’ Park Newcastle have kept just one clean sheet in the league since January.
The Geordies’ away form last term was quite dreadful, with Pardew’s side winning just twice on the road during the league campaign – the joint-lowest away win tally in the top flight.
Lukaku has scored 12 goals in his last 18 league games on loan at West Brom and Everton
Barkley’s new teammate failed to find the net in two substitute appearances for parent club Chelsea at the start of the season, but his debut winner for Everton at West Ham continued a sparkling run of striking form.
His 17 league goals last season when on loan at the Hawthorns included braces at Reading and against Sunderland plus a hat-trick on the final day of the campaign at home to Man Utd.