Everton vs BurnleyEFL Cup, KO: 19:45 Nov 1, 2023, Goodison Park
A place in the quarterfinals is up for grabs as Everton welcome Burley to Goodison Park for a Carabao Cup round of 16 clash. The Toffees appear to be slowly turning a corner in recent weeks and should have the upper hand over their visitors, who continue to struggle.
Everton overcame another Premier League side to reach the round of 16 of the Carabao Cup as they picked up a 2-1 victory at Aston Villa. They raced to a two goal lead through James Garner and Dominic Calvert-Lewin and were able to hold on despite a late blitz from Villa.
While it has been a generally difficult campaign for Everton, they appear to be turning a corner in recent weeks. Sean Dyche’s men have won four of their last six matches across all competitions and head into Wednesday’s clash off the back of a 1-0 victory over West Ham on Sunday.
One thing that still needs improvement for Everton is their home form having lost four of their last five matches in front of their fans. However, their only win in that run came in their previous fixture at Goodison Park as they eased to a 3-0 victory over Bournemouth.
The Carabao Cup is proving a welcome distraction for Burnley, who are finding it difficult adapting to the topflight. They have beaten a Premier League side in the League Cup, picking up a 1-0 victory over Nottingham Forest before seeing off League Two side Salford City 4-0 in the previous round.
Burnley have had very few moments to cheer this season and travel to Goodison Park with four defeats in their last five matches across all competitions. They were beaten 2-1 at Bournemouth in a Premier League fixture last Saturday despite taking the lead through Charlie Taylor.
That defeat highlights a poor away record for Burnley, who have lost three of their last four matches on their travels. However, the good news for Vincent Kompany’s team is that both their wins in the Carabao Cup have come on the road.
How the bookies view it
Head to head
Everton have a 37-28 advantage with 25 draws from 90 previous matches against Burnley. Both teams met during the 2021-22 Premier League season with the Toffees winning 3-1 at Goodison Park while the Clarets picked up a 3-2 victory in the reverse fixture at home.
Players to watch
Dominic Calvert-Lewin continues to show his importance to Everton as he works his way back to full fitness. The striker has four goals in his last six matches across all competitions and is priced at 2/1 by Paddy Power to find the net on Wednesday.
Burnley have no steady source of goals but Zeki Amdouni could be worth keeping an eye on as he is often a handful for opposing defenders. The attacker was on target in the win over Nottingham Forest and is priced at 7/2 by bet365 to get on the score sheet.
Anything else catch the eye?
Everton and Burnley have produced over 3.5 goals in their last two meetings and a repeat is priced at 3/1 with Unibet. Over 2.5 goals could also be considered at 6/5 with Paddy Power while William Hill is offering odds of 10/11 on both teams to score.
The Toffees have seen more goals after the break in their last two matches and Wednesday’s clash could be set for a similar pattern at 6/5 with Paddy Power.
This EFL Cup match between Everton and Burnley will be played on Nov 1, 2023 and kick off at 19:45. Check below for our tipsters best Everton vs Burnley prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.