Everton v Burnley Betting Tips
When things are not going to plan for a Premier League manager the one thing they’d like more of is time on the training ground to work with their players.
Burnley manager, Sean Dyche, maximised his training ground time last season steer his team away from the threat of relegation straight back into the Championship. Unfortunately for his opposite number on Sunday, Ronald Koeman, things are a little different.
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Koeman’s come in for some serious criticism for Everton’s poor start to the season but rather than having the chance to iron out the difficulties at Finch Farm, he’s had to prepare his team for a never-ending run of fixtures.
As well as the Premier League and Carabao Cup, Koeman’s had the qualifying and group stages of the Europa League to contend with so it’s little wonder his team have been below par.
Everton did at least secure a morale-boosting comeback win against Bournemouth last weekend and the Goodison Park faithful will be expecting another win one week later.
Burnley Will Frustrate but Can They Hold On?
While Everton have been disappointing for far, Burnley have outperformed expectations this season.
Dyche’s men did very well to avoid the drop last season when you consider their financial situation compared to their competition in the Premier League. This time around they’ve been able to spend relatively big sums to strengthen key areas and it’s worked with just one defeat from their opening six games.
Those results include a win at Stamford Bridge and draws away to Tottenham and Liverpool so the trip to Goodison Park will hold no fear for the Clarets. That said, they know that Everton have some quality players in their ranks and that anything they get from the game will be hard earned.
Expect Burnley to defend deep, to limit the space available to Everton and to try and get the home faithful frustrated with their side.
When you factor in the tired legs in the Everton ranks, it makes sense to assume that it could be a while before this game gets going. Therefore, a bet on the 0-0 half time correct score could well pay off at 15/8 with BetVictor.
Everton to Have the Better of the Latter Stages
Everton will take to the field the more jaded of the two teams but as the game wears on it’s the away side who will tire as they put in the required work to rigidly stick to their shape.
All but one of the goals Burnley have conceded this season have come in the second half and with Everton showing they can finish strongly against Bournemouth, a bet on the draw/Everton half time/full time selection is recommended at 16/5 with Ladbrokes.
If Burnley do concede in the latter stages of the game, they will surely throw caution at the wind to try and salvage the situation. That could allow Everton to hurt them on the counter attack which you can capitalise on by backing the Everton 2-0 correct score at 7/1 with Bet365.
Sandro to Make Himself the Latest Everton Hero
Oumar Niasse thought that his Everton career was over before it really had a chance to begin. The striker was shipped out on loan by Ronald Koeman and was told to train with the kids on his return.
However, Koeman was forced to use Niasse off the bench against Burnley and Senegalese forward changed the game by scoring Everton’s equaliser and their winner.
Niasse will surely get his chance to shine again but it could be another misfiring striker, Sandro Ramirez who grabs the headlines on Sunday. The 22-year-old is desperate for his first Everton goal and may well get it against Burnley where he is 9/2 to score first with Boylesports.