Everton v Burnley Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
September 29, 2017
Goodison Park - Premier League
Everton have a strong record against Burnley but this weekend that could be tested as Ronald Koeman’s side struggle with fragile confidence while Sean Dyche’s team look increasingly solid. Toffees talisman Wayne Rooney will be crucial again.
Everton have won 48 head to head meetings to Burnley’s 33 with 29 draws. Last season Everton won 3-1 at Goodison Park with Burnley coming out on top by 2-1 at Turf Moor. The previous meetings in 2014-15 saw Everton do the double, the home game being 1-0.
Everton’s defence left a lot to be desired on Thursday and they may continue to be missing Phil Jagieka and ex Burnley man Michael Keane. Skipper Jagielka has a gashed foot while Keane is struggling with a hamstring issue. A lengthy Everton injury list also includes Ross Barkley, Yannick Bolasie, Seamus Coleman.
Burnley continue to miss goalkeeper Tom Heaton and also lack front-man Nakhi Wells who has an ankle injury. Jon Walters though is expected to be available.
Everton v Burnley Preview and Predictions
Everton are 4/6 to win with Burnley 6/1 and odds on the draw 29/10
All seemed well for Everton when they started with four wins in all competitions and until Thursday two wins looked to have restored confidence after four successive defeats took a winless run to six games. However conceding a late equaliser to 10 man Cypriot team Appollon at Goodison means it is far from a happy camp.
Burnley on the other hand are increasingly strong. They are unbeaten in six, four of the last five having been drawn. Rubbish away from home last season they are unbeaten on their travels so far this time after winning at Chelsea and drawing at Spurs and Liverpool with a Carabao Cup win at local rivals Blackburn for good measure.
After his bright recent showings there’s a temptation to back Oumar Niasse to score first at 11/2 but five of the Everton man’s goals have come as a sub so he may be a better bet to score at any-time at 15/8.
Sam Vokes scored in both games against Everon last season and is 10/1 for the first goal.
Set-pieces could feature prominently. No side have a higher percentage of their attempts at goal from dead balls than Burnley (43%) and equally no side have been on the receiving end of such a high percentage (40%) than Burnley.
Burnley to win 2-1 at 20/1
Burnley have had a full week to prepare while Everton played on Thursday when they took another blow to their confidence.
The game to finish 1-1 at 13/2
The game could well be a tight one and Burnley are becoming draw specialists while Everton will fight for a win they may have to settle for a draw.