Burnley v Everton Betting Tips – 3rd March 2018
It’s not getting any better for Sam Allardyce at Everton.
Big Sam was nobody’s first choice to take over at Goodison Park but even the most pessimistic Everton fans must be surprised at the lack of ambition shown by the Toffees’ new boss.
Everton once again set up to play for the point against Watford on Saturday evening but ended up losing their fourth away league game in a row.
The thousands of Everton fans who make the trip to Turf Moor for Saturday’s early kickoff will be desperate to see greater attacking intent from their team. They’re likely to be let down again though as Allardyce will fear Burnley’s ability to hurt Everton despite the Clarets being on a shocking run of form.
This is a bold statement, but Sam Allardyce is the worst, most unlikeable Everton manager I’ve ever had the misfortune to see. The attempted Schneiderlein substitution epitomises the man, likewise his exit straight down the tunnel at the end.— Fran (@frannyporter) February 24, 2018
Burnley Can Finally Return to Winning Ways
Burnley were the story of the first half of the season. The Clarets confounded the bookies’ odds and predictions that they would be relegated to push the top six hard as we headed into Christmas.
It’s been all change ever since though.
Sean Dyche’s men are winless since 12 December. Although their defence is so well drilled that their almost never out of a game, Burnley just seem to lack the belief that they had in the first half of the season.
So strong was Burnley’s form at the start of the season that they’re still seventh in the Premier League table. They’ve also come close in recent weeks including when conceding a last minute equaliser against Southampton at home.
Up against an Everton team who are obviously desperate for this season to end, Burnley may just be able to rediscover that winning feeling.
The Clarets certainly look good value to win in front of their own fans at a generous 17/10 with Betway, just like they did at Goodison Park in October.
Don’t Expect a Flurry of Goals
Everton seriously flirted with the idea of bringing Sean Dyche in as the replacement for Ronald Koeman.
With all due respect to Burnley, Dyche is capable of managing at a higher level but there’s every chance that he will be tainted with the same brush as Allardyce.
Both managers are cut from a similar cloth. They want their teams to stay in every match for as long as possible whilst making the most of crossing opportunities and set pieces.
Although neither side is in good form they each offer enough of an attacking threat to worry the opposition manager. So, expect another cautious approach from both teams and for there to be under 2.5 goals scored at 11/20 with BetVictor.
Scoring goals is the main problem for Burnley. They’ve scored just 22 times in 28 matches while Everton’s recent run has seen them score three goals in their last six away games.
The difference between the two teams is Burnley’s defensive record which has seen them concede 22 fewer goals than their opponents on Saturday.
You can capitalise on another poor showing from Everton in front of goal by betting on Burnley to keep their 11th clean sheet of the season at 33/20 with Coral.
It’s also worth having a bet on the game’s first goal being scored after the 35th minute at 3/4 with Winner.
Barnes Can Grab the Winner This Time Around
Ashley Barnes was furious after Burnley’s 1-1 draw with Southampton. He couldn’t believe a foul wasn’t given just before the Saints scored and wasn’t shy about sharing his unhappiness.
Barnes has done well to hold onto his place in the starting XI since Chris Wood signed for Burnley. The former Brighton striker is the Clarets’ joint top scorer and could well be the man to break the deadlock on Saturday at 21/4 with Unibet.
If he does, we think Burnley will be able to hold onto the lead this time around.