Everton perhaps weren’t at their best last time out, particularly in the second half, but they still defeated Fulham 4-1 and to rack up that kind of scoreline when there is plenty of room for improvement will provide encouragement for boss Roberto Martinez ahead of the trip to Swansea.
The fifth-placed Toffees have lost just once this season and as a result they’re tentatively favoured by bookies at the Liberty Stadium, where bet365 rate the Blues at 6/4 to register a fourth victory in five outings.
The Swans are 21/10 (Betfred) to inflict a rare defeat on Martinez’s troops but as half of Everton’s fixtures on the road have finished all square, a statistic matched in the hosts’ home record, Stan James’s 12/5 about an inconclusive affair in South Wales, will inevitably be popular.
Similarly, Boylesports’ 7/2 marked against a score draw is set to attract cash, William Hill go 6/1 about a 1-1 scoreline and it’s 9/2 courtesy of bet365 for scores to be level at the end of each half.
For punters desperate to pick a winner, the Toffees’ form suggests that they’re the most likely to prevail but with the strong possibility of a stalemate looming over the televised tussle, backing them in the ‘Draw No Bet’ market at 4/5 with Coral is probably the way to go.
Swansea v Everton to be a score draw – 7/2 (Boylesports)