Everton vs Chelsea Prediction: Goodison is becoming the Toffees’ fortress

 | December 09 | 

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Everton welcome Chelsea to Goodison Park in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon (14:00), as the Toffees look to keep their home momentum going to overcome their 10-point deduction.

They earned an emphatic 3-0 victory over Newcastle United on home soil in midweek and so they will be fancying their chances against an inconsistent Chelsea side this weekend.

We've picked out a couple of the best markets on offer ahead of this top-flight clash.

Everton vs Chelsea Betting Tips

  • Everton - 2/1
  • Dwight McNeil to score anytime - 4/1

Match Odds

Everton are valued at the generous price of 2/1 to pick up another home win on Sunday. A draw can be backed at 5/2, while Chelsea are 5/4 to get back to winning ways.

Both teams to score in this encounter is valued at 8/13. Over 2.5 goals is on offer at 8/11.

Team News

Andre Gomes is set to be absent for Everton this weekend. James Garner is also a doubt after missing the win over Newcastle due to illness. Seamus Coleman and Jordan Pickford will be assessed ahead of the game after picking up knocks in midweek.

Chelsea are going to be without Ben Chilwell, Wesley Fofana, Lesley Ugochukwu, Romeo Lavia, Trevoh Chalobah, Malo Gusto and Carnet Chukwuemeka for the trip to Merseyside. Noni Madueke is a doubt to feature.

Everton @ 2/1

Not many people were surprised to see the Toffees beat Newcastle last time out but they may have been shocked to see the margin of victory. The hostile atmosphere created at Goodison Park in response to Everton's points deduction is sure to unnerve all who are to play there for the rest of the season.

That is why it is interesting to see Everton being valued at a generous 2/1 to beat a disjointed Chelsea side this weekend. Sean Dyche's men are having a merry time at home and the noise generated by the crowds seems to be acting like a 12th man on the field.

Chelsea were very disappointing in their midweek defeat to Manchester United. They may have had some good chances to score but there was a serious lack of quality from the attacking players in the final third.

The hosts will be fired up for this one and will get into Chelsea from the get-go. It is very hard to not see Everton winning a second consecutive game in this one.

Dwight McNeil to score anytime @ 4/1

One Everton player who enjoyed some happy hunting against Newcastle was Dwight McNeil. The winger registered a goal and an assist in the 3-0 win, and he has now found the back of the net in his last two Premier League appearances.

McNeil had not scored in the league this season before last weekend, so both he and Dyche will be delighted that he is off the mark. And the fact that he has now scored in back-to-back games means the former Burnley man is now looking primed for a much bigger role in the Toffees' survival quest.

He will be heading into the Chelsea game full of confidence and the defenders will have a tough time trying to deal with his growing attacking threat. That's why we think there is great value in backing McNeil to score in a third-straight game.

Check out the rest of our Football Betting Tips here.

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