Competition: Premier League
Market: Everton to win against Sunderland
Odds: 4/7 @ Coral
Everton welcome the visit of Sunderland on Sunday afternoon, with the home side looking to stop the recent rot and end the weekend in the top-half of the Premier League table, while the away side are desperate to haul themselves out of the relegation zone. There’s plenty to play for at Goodison Park as a result, so Sunday’s clash promises to be competitive.
After a good run of form in the Premier League, Everton have since lost two and drawn one of their last three games, and have only picked up one win in five. The Toffees are currently 11th in the table, but their recent dwindling in form could perhaps be attributed to the calibre of their opposition. A draw against Liverpool was soon followed by defeats to Manchester United and Arsenal, so Everton will be hoping for a win against a struggling Sunderland side.
The visitors did recently pick up their first Premier League win of the season, beating fierce rivals Newcastle United at the Stadium of Light, but their away form is a real worry. The Black Cats have picked up just one point from a possible 15 on the road this season, and manager Sam Allardyce will be setting the side up to stifle Everton.
Sunderland will opt for defensive tactics to try and come aware with a shape of the spoils at Goodison Park, but will struggle given the Blues have beaten Chelsea in their own backyard this season. Everton are expected to dominate the game as a result, and law of averages suggest they will breach the Black Cats backline this weekend too.
Bet: Everton to see past Sunderland in this afternoon’s Premier League clash @ 4/7 with Coral >>