Member Login    

Everton vs Watford - Premier League preview and odds


Published on: 12/05/2017

Seventh place guaranteed for Toffees

Everton already have seventh place in the bag and will now play out the first of their two remaining fixtures on Friday night. Any slim chances of qualifying for Europe were scuppered by a run of three games in which they picked up just a single point.

Last time out, Ronald Koeman`s men fell 1-0 away to a Swansea City side still fighting for their Premier League future. Prior to that, they were defeated at home for only the second time this season by champions elect Chelsea. That loss brought to an end a run of eight straight wins at Goodison Park.

Meanwhile, Watford`s season looks to be fizzling out after a run of three straight defeats plunged them back into the bottom six. While relegation is still a remote mathematical possibility, it now looks likely that the Hornets will be playing in the Premier League for a third-straight season since earning promotion from the Championship.

Walter Mazzarri`s men have lost their last five away games in a row, failing to score in each of them. Last time out, they were comprehensively beaten 3-0 by Leicester City.

Team news

Everton:

Injured - Aaron Lennon (muscular), Ramiro Funes Mori (knee), Seamus Coleman (double leg fracture), Yannick Bolasie (knee).

Doubtful - Morgan Schneiderlin (thigh), James McCarthy (hamstring strain).

Watford:

Injured - Younes Kaboul (thigh), Ben Watson (groin strain), Mauro Zarate, Roberto Pereyra (muscular).

Doubtful - Jose Holebas (foot), Miguel Britos (calf strain), Craig Cathcart (knee).

Recent form (League)

Everton: LLDWW

Watford: LLLWL

Betting odds and tips

Despite their recent run, Everton`s home record still makes impressive reading, with the Merseyside club having won 69% of their points at home.

Likewise, Watford have been much stronger on home soil this term and come into this game having lost five away games in a row without scoring a goal. What`s more, they have conceded at least once in their last 12 away games.

You can back Everton to win to Nil at 7/5 with Bet365.

By Neil Morris

Published on: 12/05/2017

Any odds displayed within this preview were correct at the time of publishing (12/05/2017 08:03:41) but are subject to change.