Everton Premier League Betting Preview
Everton Betting Odds
Relegation odds: 25/1 bet365
FA Cup betting odds: 33/1 Coral
League Cup betting odds: 25/1 Coral
Everton Top Goalscorer betting: To follow
Everton Betting Preview
With the promise of money to spend from Farhad Moshiri, a highly-regarded new manager and a pretty decent basis of a squad to work with already, Everton really should be the team most capable of challenging the ‘Big Six’ when it comes to securing European football via the Premier League over the coming season.
Everton’s title odds certainly don’t appeal but, with a few shrewd acquisitions, a top four finish isn’t out of the question and the 9/2 on offer for top six could represent some value. Last season’s struggles might suggest that there could be some value in backing the Toffees for relegation, but Ronald Koeman will surely have his team far better organised defensively than they were under his predecessor to make that a possibility.
Everton did embark on lengthy runs in both cup competitions last term and, at fairly attractive prices, that’s where their best hopes of silverware lie over the coming season too.
Should he be persuaded to stay at Goodison Park, Romelu Lukaku might also be worth some consideration at 14/1 (Paddy Power) to be the Premier League top goalscorer in 2016-17.
In: Maarten Stekelenburg (Fulham); Chris Renshaw (Oldham Athletic)
Out: James Graham (out of contract); Tony Hibbert (out of contract); Leon Osman (out of contract); Steven Pienaar (out of contract); Felipe Mattioni (out of contract); Jindrich Stanek (out of contract); Jordan Thorniley (out of contract); Tim Howard (Colorado Rapids)
Everton’s record 2015-16
Premier League – 11th
FA Cup – semi-finals (Manchester United)
League Cup – semi-finals (Manchester City)
Everton fixtures 2016-17
The Toffees begin life under Koeman in the Premier League at home to Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday 13th August and follow that with a trip to West Bromwich Albion the following Saturday. Everton’s season ends on Sunday 21st May 2017 with a trip to Arsenal. With regards to the Merseyside derby, the game at Goodison Park is currently scheduled for Saturday 17th December, with the Anfield fixture set for Saturday 1st April as things stand.
Everton Betting Tips
Other than in the cups, Everton massively underachieved given the quality in their squad last season. With his tactical naivety and lack of game management increasingly evident, Roberto Martinez had lost the majority of the supporters long before the end of the campaign and it seemed a number of players had lost faith in him too by the time the season came to a close. His departure at the season’s end had long looked inevitable and Koeman looks to be a shrewd appointment as his successor based on his work at Southampton.
Koeman has inherited the basis of an excellent squad and, with money to spend, he will be expected to have the Toffees comfortably in the upper half of the table. The squad does need strengthening, with the defence in particular often looking short of cover last season.
They are certainly being linked with some major big-money signings, but whether Everton can get the likes of Juan Mata, Axel Witsel and Kalidou Koulibaly to join the Toffees ahead of clubs that can offer European football is another matter.
Neither of Everton’s two young bright hopes, John Stones and Ross Barkley, really managed to enhance their reputations last season so, should they both remain at Goodison Park, more will be expected of both this term. At least neither player will be tarnished too much by England’s failings at Euro 2016, with Roy Hodgson having seen fit to leave both on the bench throughout all four matches.
- Official club site: www.evertonfc.com/
- Stadium: Goodison Park
- Manager: Ronald Koeman
- Club nickname: The Toffees
- Year formed: 1878
- Club owner: Farhad Moshiri (49.9%)
- Most League appearances: Neville Southall (578)
- Most League Goals: Dixie Dean (349)
Everton FC Club Honours
Winners (9): 1890–91, 1914–15, 1927–28, 1931–32, 1938–39, 1962–63, 1969–70, 1984–85, 1986–87
Second Division 1
Winners (1): 1930–31
Winners (5): 1905–06, 1932–33, 1965–66, 1983–84, 1994–95
FA Charity Shield
Winners (9): 1928, 1932, 1963, 1970, 1984, 1985, 1986 (shared), 1987, 1995
European Cup Winners’ Cup:
Winners (1): 1984–85