Just one point separate Everton and West Brom in the bottom half of the Premier League table, however Roberto Martinez will be confident of three points for his Toffees side this evening.
Much was expected of Everton at the start of the season, however things haven’t turned out as expected and the Toffees are sitting firmly in the bottom half of the league table a mere three points above the relegation zone.
A huge improvement in form is desperately needed should the side wish to avoid being dragged into an unexpected relegation battle and Martinez is confident that a win against the Baggies can turn their season around.
“It is important to get a win because that confidence you get with good results you can’t get anywhere else,” the Toffees manager admitted last week.
“We have nine games left at home and our agenda is to be perfect in every game at Goodison. We were perfect against Manchester City and we expect to carry that on against West Brom. It is a game we really want to perform well in and start the period well in and start the period we have in front of us in a good way.”
The Merseyside team have won just a solitary match from their last twelve outings across all competitions with just a single point from the last five matches. A draw against Manchester City last week ended a four match losing run and the side will be hopeful of building on this result with a home win tonight. We feel that they can achieve this against a Baggies side who have certainly improved under new manager Tony Pulis.
Indeed, Everton start this match as odds-on 17/20 favourites at Betfred and we are confident that they can get the job done at Goodison this evening. They won’t have things all their own way however and we feel that West Brom can get their names onto the scoresheet. The Toffees have found the back of the net in all but one of the last five matches, however they have also conceded in all of their last twelve outings, therefore we’ll be backing an Everton win with both teams scoring at 7/2 with 888sport.
Our betting tips
Everton win with both teams scoring – 888sport 7/2