Kick-off: 1230, 19/09/2020
Stadium: Goodison Park
TV: BT Sport
Everton made an impressive start to the new season and now have the chance to back it up by beating West Brom at Goodison Park.
The Toffees were good value for their 1-0 victory at Tottenham last weekend while West Brom showed why they are expected to make a quick return to the Championship as they slumped to a 3-0 defeat at home to Leicester.
This should be a routine home win and we’re taking Carlo Ancelotti’s men to win by more than one goal at 7/5 as our opening Everton vs West Brom prediction.
A Look At Everton’s Betting Odds
Everton’s win at Spurs was a statement of intent that this could finally be the year they crack the top six after a number of false dawns.
Ancelotti has been backed in the summer and all three signings – Allan, Abdoulaye Doucoure and James Rodriguez – impressed in a win that could have been far more handsome.
The Italian is confident his side can challenge for a European spot this season.
“We are satisfied, I am satisfied, the performance of the team was brilliant,” he said. “I am pleased for the performance, it was an important one against a difficult team.
“I am pleased we started the season well and we showed we can compete which is the most important message to take. We can compete with everyone if the spirit is good, if the attitude is good and the players showed this.
“We said that our target is to try and reach European position, we started well. The problem we had last season a lot of the time we were up and down the first game was good, we have to see for the second and third.
“I have a lot of confidence, I had some before this game and now I have more but we have to be focused.”
Dominic Calvert-Lewin grabbed the only goal last week but Richarlison was the biggest threat and went close on three occasions.
We’re backing the Brazilian to make amends and taking him to score in a home win at 9/5 in the Everton vs West Brom odds.
Last Everton EPL line-up: Pickford, Keane, Digne, Mina, Coleman, Allan, Doucoure, Rodriguez, Gomes, Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin.
A Look At West Bromwich Albion’s Betting Odds
Last week’s defeat reminded the Baggies what they face after returning to the top flight after a two-year absence.
They completed the signing of ex-Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic this week to add much-needed Premier League experience but the trip to Merseyside will be another tough test.
Boss Slaven Bilic conceded Albion were not up to speed against the Foxes but insisted they will improve.
“The message will be to remain upbeat. It is just one game and Leicester are a good team,” he said.
“We’re going to work on it. We’ve been punished for not raising the levels.”
The Baggies look short of firepower and another defeat without scoring can be backed at 8/5, while a 3-0 defeat at 21/2 is our final Everton vs West Brom prediction.
Last West Brom EPL line-up: Johnstone, Furlong, Gibbs, Bartley, Ajayi, O’Shea, Livermore, Diangana, Sawyers, Robinson, Pereira.
Last EPL result:
Tottenham 0-1 EVERTON – Dominic Calvert-Lewin
WEST BROM 0-3 Leicester
Head-to-head: Everton 1-1 West Brom, West Brom 0-0 Everton, Everton 3-0 West Brom, West Brom 1-2 Everton, Everton 0-1 West Brom, West Brom 2-3 Everton
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