Everton vs Leyton Orient: Home side to show Premier League class
Everton have enjoyed a terrific start to the season thus far, and should have little trouble extending their winning run against Leyton Orient at 1/5.
The Toffees have triumphed over Manchester United and Aston Villa since the campaign’s inception, and look as though they’ll have far too much for League One opposition here.
Visitors Orient, currently 23rd in England’s third tier, have contrastingly lost their first two league games of the season, and are a massive 10/1 to win in 90 minutes tonight.
They would look to have little chance of doing so, but brave punters feeling they could pose Everton a problem may be wiser to back the draw at 11/2.
However, it seems extremely difficult to see beyond a dominant home win in this tie, despite the likelihood that David Moyes will rest several key players.
Everton have averaged two goals per game so far this season, whilst Orient have conceded the same amount on average.
And a 2-0 victory for the hosts is the most favourable outcome in the correct score markets on this game, attributed a 5/1 price.
With Moyes’ men entering this game in vibrant mood though, the eventual scoreline could be more indicative of the gulf in class between these sides.
The last encounter of the teams was an FA Cup tie ten years ago, when Everton victored 4-1, and a repeat of that scoreline is a big 14/1 here.
It may pay dividends to simply bet on the amount of goals the home side will score in the game though, with the Toffees 11/8 to strike four or more times.
6/5 is the price attributed to two or three Toffees goals occurring meanwhile, which would have reaped rewards had it been backed in Everton’s last outing.
Indeed, the Goodison Park outfit had put three past Aston Villa by half-time on Saturday, and are a tempting 9/2 to have scored the same amount by the break here.
And as aforementioned, Moyes looks set to make changes to his side, meaning it could pay to study first scorer options carefully regarding this match.
Victor Anichebe is often afforded the chance to impress in cup competition, and could prove value at 7/2 to open the scoring.
New signing Kevin Mirallas could be handed a home debut meanwhile, and the Belgian forward is 4/1 to get on the goal trail for his new club by breaking the deadlock.
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.