Football Bet of the Day: Toffees could prove sticky opponents

 | December 06 | 

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Everton were dealt a massive blow with a ten-point deduction, but the Toffees rallied to collect a huge three points when beating Nottingham Forest at the weekend.  

Newcastle United have aspirations of at least a top-four finish this season and the Magpies were comfortably the better side when beating Manchester United 1-0 at St James’ Park last weekend.  

Eddie Howe will have hope for more from his team on their travels this term and they look to face what could be a sticky tie against the Toffees at Goodison Park on Thursday evening (19:30).  

Football Bet of the Day - Thursday 7th December 

  •  Everton to beat Newcastle @ 21/10 

There are two cracking Premier League ties on Thursday night, with Tottenham hosting West Ham in a fierce London derby and Everton welcoming Newcastle to Goodison Park.  

Spurs are rightly favourties when the Hammers make the short trip to north London, but perhaps 8/11 is a little too skinny considering the intense nature of their clash with Manchester City on Sunday and the selection problems faced by Ange Postecoglou. 

At 2/1, Everton rate the best bet on the Thursday night card. The Toffees were good when winning 1-0 at Nottingham Forest on Sunday, and that’s a pretty useful result, considering that Forest have lost only two home Premier League matches all season.  

The Toffees were beaten 3-0 by Manchester United before last weekend’s City Ground contest, but Sean Dyche’s men won the shot count 18-9, had bags of chances and didn’t deserve to lose that clash, never mind 3-0.  

Newcastle have coped well with the demands of European football and a hectic schedule, but they were given a tough time in Paris by PSG last Tuesday, they then took on Manchester United on Saturday and the Magpies have to go again on Thursday.  

Howe has limited options to freshen up his squad, given Newcastle’s lengthy list of absentees, and Everton could take advantage of a jaded Toon Army.  

Nick Pope, Sandro Tonali, Joseph Willock, Sean Longstaff, Callum Wilson, Jacob Murphy, Dan Burn, Matthew Targett, Elliot Anderson, Sven Botman and Harvey Barnes are all sidelined for Newcastle, and Everton have shown enough going forward to suggest that can cause a depleted Newcastle problems.  

Goodison Park will be a cauldron of atmosphere, as the feeling of injustice surrounding the points deduction grows, and the home faithful can guide their side to victory. 

Check out our other Football Bets of the Day.

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