There is no team Toffees fans welcome with such glee as Fulham, having won more Premier League games against the Cottagers at Goodison Park than any other top-flight club.
Having never won away at Everton in the league, Fulham’s task on Merseyside already smacked of the Herculean variety and that was before considering any other factors – like the fact, the Toffees are unbeaten against any team in the division across 16 games at home.
Then there is the small issue of Fulham’s miserable away form, where the Cottagers have just endured defeats without scoring on their last three away trips from west London; sieving nine goals in that torrid run and losing five of their six away days in total.
So, when delving into the crystal ball this weekend to construct your accumulators, the 4/11 on a home win for Roberto Martinez’s troops looks as solid as any in the country, let alone the division.
Those who disagree wholeheartedly, and believe the Rene Meulensteen factor can lead to a shock result on Merseyside, feel free to grab a chunky looking 8/1 on the away win, while a point is nearly as plump at 7/2.
However, with such lopsided stats in Everton’s favour and given the scintillating form that the Toffees are in, punters would be better advised to take Ladbrokes up on their 23/20 to win to nil.
Having followed up victory at Old Trafford with the best performance at the Emirates by an opposing Premier League team in recent memory, Fulham look to be in for a rough ride.
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.
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