Everton can add to West Brom’s early season woes and get off the mark quickly to reward half-time/full-time backers at 6/5.
The Toffees are warm odds-on favourites at 53/100 to take all the points in Roberto Martinez’s first home game, with the away team hard to fancy at 5/1 and the draw at 3/1.
David Moyes signed off at Goodison Park with six wins in his last six home fixtures and the Blues had their noses in front before the break in all of those games.
The new Manchester United manager built a strong squad during his 11 years on Merseyside and former Wigan Athletic boss Martinez has done well to keep it together thus far, as well as bringing in striker Arouna Kone and centre-half Antolin Alcaraz from his old club.
Kone, who struck 11 times in 34 league games for Wigan last season, may get his first start for Everton against the troubled Baggies.
West Brom’s poor start to the season when losing 1-0 to Southampton at the Hawthorns was compounded by the sudden retirement of Nicolas Anelka and they have a slump to arrest, after winning just four of 19 league games in the second half of last season.
That run included 11 defeats and four of their last six away games in the top-flight have ended with the home team taking all three points.
With Anelka out of the picture a lot of pressure rests on the shoulders of Irish international striker Shane Long, who has managed just two goals in his last 14 league games
Everton will be pleased that their old gaffer’s bids for midfielder Marouane Fellaini and left-back Leighton Baines have taken the spotlight off home-grown talent Ross Barkley.
The 19-year-old scored Everton’s first and was the clear man-of-the-match in the 2-2 draw at Norwich City, so the 17/4 that he gets on the scoresheet at any time against the Midlands side cannot be ignored.