The Everton faithful have only been treated to a single goal in 180 minutes of Premier League football at Goodison Park so far this season, but that should be about to change with the visit of Newcastle.
Everton represent the only undefeated team in England’s top-flight as they welcome the Magpies, though scoring goals at home has proved a little tricky in their first two fixtures.
Steven Naismith’s winner against Chelsea remains their only goal, though the recent history of this fixture and the introduction of Romelu Lukaku for his home debut, suggests the goals should duly arrive at Goodison.
The 3/4 on both teams to score being offered by Ladbrokes looks a really good bet, when you consider that this would have paid dividends the last five times these two have met in the league and in eight of the last 10 to boot.
Furthermore, anyone thinking that stretch of matches includes a raft of 1-1 draws would be mistaken, as this result has not occurred once in the last ten meetings, with the last five breaching the 2.5 goals line.
This eventuality is available at 3/4 as well and must be strongly considered, while over 3.5 goals in the game – which has occurred twice in the last four league encounters – is priced appealingly at 37/20.
Everton new boy Lukaku may not have remembered much about his winning goal at West Ham last time out, though his predatory instincts can go along way to improving the Toffees’ attack.
The sizeable Belgian is a 4/1 shot to open the scoring, while free-kick hero Leighton Baines’ record of notching both home and way against Newcastle last season makes the left-back’s own 4/1 to score anytime tempting.
Meanwhile, for those simply looking for a winner, it’s worth noting that Everton have only lost once in the last 11 at home to Newcastle, giving justification to their odds-on price of 4/6 for victory.
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.
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