Everton v Sunderland First Goalscorer Betting Tips
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Everton came from behind to draw 1-1 with Norwich in the Capital One Cup through the week and having taken the game to extra time and penalties, the Toffees won the shoot-out 4-3 to advance to the quarter finals. However, Roberto Martinez’s men remain without a win in regulation time in their last 4 outings and can ill-afford another setback if they are to remain in the hunt for European qualification. It’s worth noting that goalkeeper Tim Howard was kept busy between the sticks on Tuesday night as Everton struggled to adapt to life without injured centre-back Phil Jagielka and they will need to improve at the back over the coming weeks.
Sunderland will head to Merseyside with a spring in their step after recording a 3-0 victory over local rivals Newcastle last weekend, a result which not only lifted the spirits of the club, but took them off the foot of the table. The Black Cats were outplayed in the first half of the Wear-Tyne Derby, but were gifted a goal when Newcastle conceded a penalty and had a man sent off, after which Sunderland grabbed 2 more goals on the counter-attack. Sam Allardyce will surely be concerned about that first half showing and must find a way for Sunderland to improve on their travels, the club having lost 5 of their last 6 away matches in the Premier League.
The match will be shown live on Sky Sports 1 from 13:30 (GMT) and is sure to appeal to casual punters and professional gamblers alike. Everton’s home advantage sees them installed as favourites and with little value on the home side in the Match Odds, many may favour a bet on the First Goalscorer market.
Goalscorer Second Chance
Romelu Lukaku is a solid starting point when looking for a First Goalscorer candidate with 5 Premier League goals this season, though his last came in the 1-1 draw with Liverpool and he’s failed to score in 3 subsequent outings. He’s likely to be flanked by Arouna Koné and Kevin Mirallas who are both worthy of interest, though having grabbed the equaliser against Norwich, Leon Osman also enters calculations. However, Ross Barkley looks the best bet from Everton’s midfield after the promising Englishman grabbed goal number 3 for the season in last week’s 2-1 defeat at Arsenal.
Steven Fletcher was brought down for the penalty before capping a wonderful breakaway move to consign Newcastle to a sixth consecutive derby defeat and is Sunderland’s leading scorer with 3 goals to his name. The Scot is likely to lead the line for the visitors with support from Jeremain Lens and Adam Johnson on either flank and may have Jermain Defoe for company if Ola Toivonen does not recover from the calf injury that forced him off last weekend.
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