Kick Off: 1500, 11/03/2017
Stadium: Goodison Park
Everton and West Brom should be happy with their overall Premier League form this season but both slipped up last weekend and will be seeking to hit back straight away in Saturday’s clash.
The Toffees are short-priced favourites to prevail but just one place separates these teams in the table and Albion have picked up a win and two draws at Goodison Park over the past three seasons!
Trueform tips: West Brom dropped off the chart last weekend but overall they have more than matched the exploits of Everton in recent times, making the Baggies appear a great value bet at big odds, especially considering their great record at this venue.
A Look At Everton’s Betting Odds
Everton’s run of nine Premier League games without defeat came to an end when they were beaten 3-2 by Tottenham at White Hart Lane, with the Toffees perhaps paying the price for Ronald Koeman’s safety-first tactics early on before Romelu Lukaku was finally given some service in the closing stages and Enner Valencia also netted in an action-packed finish.
“It was emotional until the last second,” insisted Koeman. “We started really well and made it tough for Tottenham to create space between the lines. But our mistakes were punished.” However, while the visitors enjoyed 48 per cent of the possession, they only managed eight shots, compared to Tottenham’s 20 – highlighting which side had pressed harder for most of the match.
Koeman will no doubt be prepared to push forward more back on home turf, which could make this an open contest, and Everton’s recent 6-3 win over Bournemouth here is still fresh in the memory.
Everton and West Brom both to score at odds of 21/20 is a bet well worth putting on your short-list.
A Look At West Brom’s Betting Odds
West Brom went into last week’s home clash with Crystal Palace seeking a fourth win in six Premier League fixtures but could only turn in a flat performance as they were beaten 2-0 by the progressive Eagles in a largely forgetful encounter.
“No excuses, we weren’t at it right from the start,” commented boss Tony Pulis. “I’m not going to criticise the players because they have been fantastic this year. We’ve had an off day and I hope that is all it is. We were tepid right from the very beginning but it is human nature to switch off a little bit sometimes. People are people – sometimes they have good days, sometimes they have bad days.”
Pulis will look for an immediate response from his players and that could make the Baggies dangerous in a game where they have little to lose.
We’re taking a chance on Albion showing their true worth and like 13/10 for West Brom to avoid defeat.
Tottenham 3-2 EVERTON – Romelu Lukaku, Enner Valencia
WEST BROM 0-2 Crystal Palace
Head-to-head: West Brom 1-2 Everton, Everton 0-1 West Brom, West Brom 2-3 Everton, Everton 0-0 West Brom, West Brom 0-2 Everton