Everton vs Blackpool – Expect goals, even for hosts

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Everton may have been toothless in front of goal at Goodison Park for much of the season, but they can improve their scoring ratio when facing Blackpool next, where they are 1/2 in the betting to claim a home win.

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David Moyes’ team have not been in the greatest form in recent weeks, with West Brom the only Premier League team to have picked up fewer points since Boxing Day.

Meanwhile, Everton have triumphed in just two of their last 14 Premier League games.

A lack of home goals has been part of their problem as they have managed to find the net just 14 times at Goodison Park.

However, with Blackpool conceding 11 goals in their last four Premier League games, there is every chance that Everton can take a step towards overcoming their scoring problems.

This inability to keep things tight at the back has been a primary cause of their spiral down the Premier League standings, as they have lost six of their last seven top-flight encounters.

Blackpool are 11/2 to end their alarming slump in form with a victory at Everton and they can take confidence from the fact that their form has been better on the road than at home this season.

Over/Under 3.5 goals

Blackpool’s defensive frailties have already been mentioned, but they are also fairly prolific at the other end of the field, with their 13 away games witnessing 39 goals scored this season.

Some 11 of Blackpool’s Premier League fixtures this season have seen a minimum of three goals scored and it is this attacking mentality that many people feel may cost them their Premier League status.

It is 11/8 in the Premier League betting that a minimum of four goals are scored between Everton and Blackpool and this was the case when the pair clashed at Bloomfield Road earlier in the campaign when the final score was 2-2.

A £25 stake on Everton beating Blackpool 3-1 would return £225. New customers can sign up here for a free £25 bet.

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