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17/03/2018 | 3:00 pm

Everton

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Britannia Stadium

17/03/2018 | 3:00 pm

In a sentence: Stoke City’s battle to escape the Premier League relegation zone will continue when they host Everton this weekend.

Last time: Everton recorded a 1-0 win over Stoke when the two teams met at Goodison Park on the opening weekend of the 2017-18 campaign, with Wayne Rooney registering the only goal of the match.

This time: Stoke are 6/4 to collect all three points with Everton available at 9/4 and the draw at 58/25.

You might remember: Everton recorded a 3-0 victory when they travelled to Stoke during the 2015-16 Premier League campaign, which equalled their best-ever league win away to this particular opposition.

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Peter Crouch’s experience will be vital if Stoke are to avoid relegation

Everton will look to extend a four-game unbeaten run against Stoke when they travel to the Bet365 Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The Toffees have won three and drawn one of their four previous encounters with Stoke, and have not actually lost away to the Potters in the Premier League since March 2015. That said, Everton have only been victorious in one of their 15 away Premier League fixtures this term, which is among the worst records in the division. The visitors will enter the match off the back of a 2-0 win over Brighton & Hove Albion at the weekend, but Stoke lost 2-0 at home to Manchester City on Monday night.

Stoke are 6/4 to collect all three points as the Potters go in search of their first Premier League win since January 20. Paul Lambert’s side have drawn four and lost two of their last six league matches, with that run of form leaving them in the relegation zone. That said, they are only one point behind 17th-placed Southampton, and there are still 24 Premier League points to play for this season. Stoke have only won six league fixtures all term, but five of those have come on home soil, and they will be looking to take advantage of Everton’s poor away form this weekend.

Everton are 9/4 as the Toffees look to build on their 2-0 win over Brighton on Saturday afternoon. The Merseyside club have won nine times on home soil in the Premier League this season, but as mentioned, have only picked up one victory on their travels. Only Stoke and West Bromwich Albion – who are both in the relegation zone – have a worse away record than Everton at this stage of the campaign. Sam Allardyce’s side, who are always the subject of discussion when it comes to Premier League predictions, are currently six points off seventh-placed Burnley, while Watford are just one point behind in 10th position.

The draw is 58/25, and as already mentioned in this Premier League preview, Stoke have drawn four of their last six Premier League matches. Everton, meanwhile, have already shared the points on five occasions away from home during the 2017-18 campaign. The two teams played out a 1-1 draw when they met at the home of Stoke last season, which is certainly worth considering when analysing the football score predictions.

Peter Crouch is 6/1 in the first goalscorer market, while the forward can be backed at 13/5 to register at any point during the 90 minutes of football. The 37-year-old has only managed three Premier League goals for Stoke this season, but his aerial presence could cause a leaky Everton defence all sorts of problems this weekend, which is certainly worth considering in the football predictions market.

Cenk Tosun is 7/1 in the first goalscorer market, while the Turkey international can be backed at 16/1 to score two or more goals during the 90 minutes of action. It would be fair to say that Tosun has found it difficult to settle at Everton, but the striker has now scored in each of his last two Premier League matches, and there is every reason to believe that he will continue to go from strength to strength for the Toffees.

Match Summary

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Look out for:

The first goalscorer market has a lot of interesting value in this particular match. Indeed, aside from the forward options above in this Premier League preview, Joe Allen is at 12/1 for Stoke, while Everton defender Leighton Baines is at 25/1, which is good value as part of the best football betting tips.

2

We fancy:

Correct score of 1-1 is today’s football prediction at 11/2. It is the type of match where both managers will be desperate not to lose, and that might well create a tense and cagey affair at the Bet365 Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

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It’s a long shot, but:

Everton’s last away win over Stoke was a 3-0 success during the 2015-16 Premier League campaign. It is 45/1 that the same result occurs as part of the best football betting tips for the weekend.

Written by Matt Law

Matt Law is a European football writer with an interest in betting and gambling. An avid Manchester United supporter, Matt can regularly be found backing away wins in unlikely circumstances, sometimes with big success.