Fri, Feb 4, 11:06am by Kevin Pitstock
Everton and Blackpool face each other at Goodison Park with both sides starting to have serious concerns about how their seasons might turn out. David Moyes was talking up his squad in pre-season, but they are now in the bottom six.
Blackpool would be delighted with hanging on in there and staying up for a season and that has looked more than achievable, but they now seem to be on the kind of run that sucked Hull so close to relegation after their bright start following promotion. Much is at stake at Goodison Park.
Everton Betting Preview
Everton‘s recent form is hardly bad, but it is littered with draws. There are six draws in the last ten, but those results do vary wildly. There is a win over Spurs and a victory at Manchester City, but they are mixed in with a defeat at Stoke and a home thumping by West Bromwich Albion. They gave Arsenal a more than decent game in midweek, despite their offside opener from Louis Saha. What might make a difference is the return of Aussie Tim Cahill from the Asian Cup. He has 9 goals and his threat from free kicks and corners is a big part of what Everton offer. They just have to hope his presence doesn’t inhibit Louis Saha, who has 4 goals in 5 while Cahill has been away.
Blackpool Betting Preview
While Blackpool are much admired for their swashbuckling style, their results don’t look as pretty. It’s 6 defeats in the last 7 Premier League games for Ian Holloway’s side, with victory in Liverpool the only positive thing in that sequence. Holloway was wise to see that they needed help in the transfer window by bringing in Andy Reid and James Beattie, players who have obvious strength but who are seen as misfits in one way or another. Their away form is better than their home form by far – their total of 17 points, with 5 wins, makes them a top six side away from home.
Everton vs Blackpool Tip and Prediction
The best way to make money on this one is go for both teams to score at $1.73 with Centrebet. Blackpool have just one goalless draw this season and open the game up.
As for the match result, Everton’s set piece strength should cause enough panic in the Blackpool defence for them to come home with a 3-1 win.
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