Everton sit bottom of the Premier League after six games and whilst history proves it’s customary for Everton to get off to a slow start, David Moyes’ side are yet to find their first win.
Everton are yet to win in six games this season, picking up just three points from two draws at home and one draw away from Goodison Park.
Which is why it’s surprising to see Everton priced at 13/8 to beat Birmingham City.
Birmingham are also 13/8 to beat Everton but considering their home form and Everton’s poor season, it’s surprising that Birmingham don’t command favouritism.
In the three games Birmingham have played at St Andrews, they have picked up five points with draws against Wigan and Liverpool, and a win against Birmingham.
But one reason for Birmingham being so long is the fact they’ve beaten Everton just once in the 12 Premier League games the two have competed in.
In his last 11 games that Phil Dowd has officiated involving Birmingham City, he has awarded seven penalties and it’s 2/1 for a penalty to be scored or 9/1 for a penalty to be missed.
There have only been three goals scored at St Andrews this season and it’s 8/1 for a 0-0 result on Saturday or 2/1 for under 2.5 goals to be scored in the game, but Moyes needs a result and Everton are 7/1 to win 1-0.
If Everton fail to get a result and Liverpool labour to a win against Blackpool at Anfield, the Merseyside derby will prove crucial in shaping the paths of both teams seasons.
The Merseyside derby takes place at Goodison Park on the first weekend the Premier League returns to action after the International break.
Everton are 25/1 to be relegated and 14/1 to finish in the top four. See the full Birmingham vs Everton match football betting odds market here.