Everton vs NewcastleEnglish Premier League, KO: 12:30 Jan 30, 2021, Goodison Park
EVERTON are having a strong season and they will smell blood when they welcome out-of-sorts Newcastle to Goodison Park on Saturday lunchtime.
Carlo Ancelotti's charges have come through a rocky patch to post five wins and two draws across their last seven Premier League assignments.
That result has kept the Toffees within touching distance of a top-four berth and they will fancy their chances of chalking up three points here when faced with a Newcastle side who are in freefall.
The Magpies are enduring a period of woe and arrive in Merseyside in the midst of a six-match losing streak across all competitions.
Last time out Newcastle crashed to a 2-1 loss at home to Leeds and that setback has cranked up the pressure on beleaguered Toon boss Steve Bruce (above) who will be desperate to formulate a plan to halt his sides slide down the Premier League standings.
Everton lost the reverse fixture back in November but the hosts are heavily odds-on favourites here at 1/2 with Bet 365.
Newcastle have fallen to defeat in each of their last five top-flight road trips and the bookies odds suggest that trend is set to continue after pricing a Toon triumph up at towering 11/12 with PaddyPower, while a point apiece pays 3/1 with the same firm.
Everton are unsurprisingly red-hot favourites here and I'm going to construct a same game multiple with a view to getting the Toffees on-side.
If we combine Everton double chance, under four match goals, over one match card and over zero Newcastle cards we will be presented with a backable 4/5 punt with Bet 365.
As already alluded to, Everton have avoided defeat in each of their last seven top-flight tussles and I suspect they will stretch that sequence when they come up against a confidence-stricken Newcastle side who are hurtling towards the relegation scrap.
Having said that, nine of the Magpies last 11 away games in the Premier League have featured fewer than three match goals, while an under 2.5 goal play would have banked profit in seven of Everton's last nine league outings.
With that in mind, I'm happy to side with under four strikes at Goodison on Saturday and given that referee Stuart Attwell will take charge of this clash I'll also throw in some bookings to boost up the price up on the Bet Builder.
Attwell is averaging 4.27 yellows per game this season and given that Newcastle are averaging 1.9 yellows 90 minutes this term I'll include at least one booking for Bruce's boys and over one match card in the above-mentioned Bet Builder.
That line of thought is going to see me recommend another Bet Builder by combining over zero Everton goals and over one Newcastle card, another 4/5 shot with Bet 365.
Newcastle have recorded just two clean sheets in their last 19 Premier league outings and for reasons already discussed I fancy the visitors to clock up a couple of cautions on Saturday.
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