Tim Cahill’s fine goalscoring record against Aston Villa could give Everton their first Premier League victory of the season and ensure the Midland club’s miserable week continues.
The Australian midfielder averages a goal a game from his last four appearances against Villa and has struck three on his previous two visits to Villa Park.
Cahill is a decent 9/4 to find the net at any time in the 90 minutes and 7/1 to score the first goal.
Yet despite Cahill’s uncanny ability to strike against Villa, Everton have not won in the last eight meetings between the two and have collected the three points just once in 22 attempts at Villa Park.
Everton are 15/8 to add another victory this season, with a potentially high-scoring game liable to take place.
Villa have conceded 20 goals in their last ten Premier League outings, including when shipping six in their last fixture at Newcastle.
Caretaker boss Kevin MacDonald also saw his team fail to qualify for the group stages of the Europa League in midweek when they were dumped out for the second season in succession by Rapid Vienna.
If he has any serious aspirations of taking over the vacant position permanently then he must secure victory over Everton, for which Villa are 11/8.
John Carew is another regular scorer in this fixure with four goals in his last five games against Everton and is 13/8 to find the target at any time should he shake off a knee problem.
Gabby Agbonlahor is also expected to feature despite limping out of the Rapid defeat during the first half.
Everton and Aston Villa is the most-played fixture in the English top-flight and 17 goals have been scored in the last four league meetings, with the last three all draws. See the whole Aston Villa vs Everton match betting market.