Everton vs ChelseaEnglish Premier League, KO: 20:00 Dec 12, 2020, Goodison Park
ENTERTAINMENT has been almost guaranteed when Everton and Chelsea have played this season and that should lead to a lively Saturday night showdown at Goodison Park.
The Toffees flew out of the traps by winning their opening four Premier League games of the season, but their rip-roaring start went up in smoke with a three-game losing streak.
The Blues have since steadied the ship by bagging four points either side of a home loss to Leeds, but Carlo Ancelotti will be keen to see his side rediscover the early-season momentum that carried the Toffees to the top of the table.
Chelsea, though, will be a tougher nut to crack as Frank Lampard's men will be looking to further press their title claims when they make the trip north to Merseyside this weekend.
The big-spending Blues made a shaky start to the season, however, the capital club now find themselves in the midst of an eye-catching 14-match unbeaten run.
Last time out in the Premier League Frank Lampard's star-studded side solidified their crown claims by completing a 3-1 comeback win over Leeds , on a night where both of my recommended Bet Builders landed.
Everton have lost their last two league games at Goodison and the bookies odds suggest that trend is set to continue with a Toffees triumph trading at 7/2 with Bet 365, while the draw is also deemed unlikely at 16/5 with Betway.
Chelsea have avoided defeat in each of their last nine Premier League matches and the Blues are big favourites on Saturday at 4/5 with Unibet.
Both of my recommended Bet Builders banked during Everton's 3-1 defeat at home to Manchester United and I'm going to support the same formula on Saturday night.
The 4/5 (Bet 365) combination that I like the look of at Goodison this weekend is over one match goal, over five match corners and each team to receive over zero cards.
Carlo Ancelotti's charges are without a clean sheet in any of their last 12 league and cup contests and that does not bode well ahead of a dust-up with the division's second-top scorers.
Free-scoring Chelsea have chalked up two or more strikes in eight of their last 10 matches across all competitions, and seven of the games from that sample have featured three or more match goals.
What's more, four of Everton' five home games so far have generated over 3.5 goals and given the serious attacking threat that both respective sides carry, entertainment should be in plentiful supply on Saturday night.
It's also worth noting that the above-mentioned betting angle landed when Ancelotti and Lampard locked horns last season and I see no reason to oppose a repeat on Merseyside this weekend.
I'm also going to have a play on another Bet 365 Bet Builder at 4/5 by combining both teams to score and Everton to collect over zero cards – a combination that has clicked in two of the Toffees last three tussles on home turf.
When digging slightly deeper it can be seen that eight of Everton's 11 league games to date have ended with both sides getting on the scoreboard and I fancy both teams to hit the back of the net here in what should be an action-packed encounter.
This English Premier League match between Everton and Chelsea will be played on Dec 12, 2020 and kick off at 20:00. Check below for our tipsters best Everton vs Chelsea prediction.