Sunday Premier League Preview and Odds – Everton vs Burnley 

Sunday 01 October, 2017 14:15pm

Goodison Park

Recent form (All competitions)

Everton: WLLLD

Burnley: DDWDL

After getting back to winning ways with a win over AFC Bournemouth last weekend, Everton will look to haul themselves back into the top half of the table when they host a Stoke City side who are unbeaten in four.

It is only October and Everton fans are already talking about must-win games and pondering possible replacements for manager Ronald Koeman. The Dutch boss has had a somewhat tetchy relationship with the Goodison support since he arrived just over a year ago and his cause has not been helped by a lacklustre start to this campaign.

A run of three defeats in the last four league matches and a point’s tally of just seven from six has left the Toffees stranded in 14th place, nine points adrift of the pace setters. They have picked up just one point from their opening two Europa League matches and that came via a disappointing draw at home to group minnows Apollon Limassol in midweek.

Had it not been for last week’s slender win over Bournemouth, the knives might already be out for the former Barcelona man, despite the fact that his side has had to face Manchester United, Spurs, Chelsea, and Manchester City in their opening six fixtures. But it is the performances rather than the actual results that have upset the Merseyside faithful.

Meanwhile, Burnley will provide a tricky challenge for Koeman’s men. They seem to have solved the issues that plagued them on the road last term and arrive here unbeaten away from home despite having faced Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur. Overall, they are unbeaten in four, having won one and drawn three including a 0-0 at home to Huddersfield Town last time out.

The Clarets have found the net in each of their last six Premier League away matches but also conceded in five of those games.


Everton have only kept one clean sheet this term and have only scored in half of their games. With Burnley expected to find the net here, the home side may have to score twice to win this game just as they did against Bournemouth last week. However, Sean Dyche’s men are tough to break down on the road and for that reason a draw via a 1-1 scoreline looks like the best option here.

You can back the Draw at 29/10 and a Correct Score of 1-1 at 13/2 – both with Betfair.

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