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Everton host West Ham in this afternoon’s televised Premier League game. Before that Liverpool travel to Birmingham and Fulham entertain Wigan
Only two teams, namely their rivals Aston Villa and, somewhat mystifyingly, Bolton Wanderers have beaten Birmingham at St Andrews this season and yet Liverpool, who have won just four and lost eight of their away games, are odds-on at 5/6 courtesy of Betdaq to leave with a maximum haul from the pair’s showdown this afternoon.
The Blues are a massive 4/1 with Stan James to inflict an eleventh defeat of the season on the Reds, who also have tired legs to contend with following their European assignment at Benfica on Thursday.
In what looks set to be a tight affair featuring fewer than 2.5 goals (888Sport), Betfred make Alex McLeish’s side a chunky 10/1 to bag the game’s only successful strike and less specifically, Ladbrokes post 11/2 against a home win by a one-goal margin.
Before punters get carried away with the big prices however, it’s worth noting that Rafa Benitez’s men have looked a much tougher proposition with a fit Fernando Torres in their line-up and the Spaniard’s form may be enough to encourage some to speculate on a draw at 5/2 (Jaxx.com) and a 1-1 scoreline (6/1, Victor Chandler). Indeed, Torres may be worth keeping onside at even money with Paddy Power to get on the scoresheet at some stage.
Nevertheless, Liverpool haven’t registered an away win in the league in 2010, which is now in its’ fourth month and so William Hill’s evens for City to avoid defeat is hard to ignore.
In today’s televised encounter, the statistics all point to an Everton triumph as the Toffees entertain struggling West Ham. David Moyes’ side have won their last seven at Goodison Park while the Hammers head to Merseyside having lost six matches in a row and subsequently, Partybets’ 9/20 for a home win looks a safe bet in that one and more ambitious punters might fancy backing the hosts at 23/20 (Totesport) to prevail by at least two clear goals.
At Craven Cottage meanwhile, Victor Chandler post 21/20 against a Fulham triumph as they host Wigan.
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