The Premier League is back and on Saturday afternoon we have four fixtures at the traditional 3pm ko time. One of which is Everton v Fulham, which we have previewed and given you our best bets.
The Toffees narrowly avoided relegation for the last two seasons and will be desperate for a more comfortable campaign this time around.
Everton (6/5) gaffer Sean Dyche has added some experience to the squad in the transfer window but they still look a quality striker light, given the continuing injury problems of Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
They open up at Goodison against a Fulham (9/4) side that massively defied expectations last season, to finish in the top half.
One reason for that was the return of 14 Premier League goals for Serbian front man Alexander Mitrovic and it remains unclear where his future remains.
Fulham turned down £25m from Al-Hilal and Head Coach, Marco Silva spoke of the possibility of him playing on Saturday.
If the West Londoners are unable to hold onto their star man, it could be a case of second season syndrome for the whites.
Seamus Coleman, Dele Alli and Dwight McNeil are all unavailable for the opener and there will be late assessments for new signing Arnaut Danjuma and Calvert-Lewin.
Meanwhile the Cottagers could be without talismanic wantaway striker Mitrovic, who would be replaced by Raul Jiminez, a new arrival from Wolves in the summer. Central midfield pairing Tom Cairney and Joao Palhinha are both absent through injury.
Both teams to Score – 8/11
This bet landed in the first half the last time the two faced off at Goodison.
Fulham were third in the Premier League last season with 61% of their games seeing BTTS land.
Everton should be able to score in front of their own fans, so I can see this one landing fairly comfortably.
Match Result Draw – 12/5
With both sides having a poor end to the 22/23 season and doubts remaining about their respective squads, it may be the case that Silva and Dyche will be content with a point a piece.
The corresponding fixture at Craven Cottage last season also ended in a stalemate.