Football Betting: Live On Skysports 1 & 2: Sat 12.45, Sun 13.30 & 16.00: Wayne Rooney and Man Utd travel to Everton to face stuttering Everton in Saturday’s TV clash. Compare Premier League odds.
Everton have taken just one point from three matches, culminating in a frustrating reverse at Villa Park, where the Toffees dominated for long periods of the game. Subsequently, David Moyes’ side are languishing in the bottom three, albeit very early in the campaign, and as they seek to kick start a season that promised much; they now face the small matter of the visit of Manchester United.
It’s Sir Alex Ferguson’s charges that are considered odds-on favourites by Betdaq, at odds of 19/20 while a first win of the season for Everton is a 7/2 chance at Stan James. Totesport post 5/2 against the draw and as United claimed a point in their only away fixture and the Toffees shared the spoils in their solitary clash at Goodison Park; the stalemate shouldn’t be ruled out.
Confident home supporters though will point to last season’s 3-1 triumph against the visitors and ambitiously back a repeat at 40/1 (888Sport) but the circumstances here are very different; the Toffees were on a roll at the time and that is far from the case here. Nevertheless, a tight affair is on the cards and Moyes’ troops could nick a point so a repeat of the pair’s 1-1 draw, recorded a couple of years ago, isn’t out of the question at 6/1 (William Hill).
Meanwhile, perhaps not surprisingly, former Toffees star Wayne Rooney is the favourite at 4/1 with Ladbrokes to put personal difficulties aside to break the deadlock at his former stamping ground.
Leaders Chelsea are the only team with a hundred percent record and it’s hard to see the Blues slipping up as they travel to bottom club West Ham. Sure enough, Paddy Power quote 4/11 for Carlo Ancelotti’s men to make it four out of four and they also look set to keep another clean sheet; 888Sport making them 11/8 to win ‘to nil’.
Arsenal should get the better of unbeaten Bolton, a result Stan James offer at 1/4 but the Trotters can run the Gunners close and a one-goal margin of victory (3/1, Partybets) looks the best bet at the Emirates Stadium.
At St Andrews on Sunday, Liverpool are 5/4 courtesy of Jaxx.com to edge out hosts Birmingham but at 12/5, this time with Betdaq, it’s a draw that catches the eye, while a 1-1 scoreline at 11/2 with Victor Chandler is also worth considering.
Manchester City are a home banker at 1/3 (bet365) as they entertain Blackburn and William Hill’s 6/1 for a 2-0 triumph represents the best value correct score wager. A relatively comfortable home win should also be on the cards for Newcastle, who are 8/13 with Paddy Power to send Blackpool away empty-handed.
Bet365’s even money marked against an away success looks huge, as Spurs head to the Hawthorns to take on West Brom and Stoke stand out at 11/8 (Betfred) ahead of Monday’s clash with Aston Villa at the Britannia Stadium. Finally, Fulham are worthy favourites at 5/6 with Stan James, ahead of Wolves’ visit to Craven Cottage but Wigan’s encounter with Sunderland could prove inconclusive; the draw quoted at 23/10 by Ladbrokes in that one.