Those bettors how are looking for Everton vs Chelsea prediction and betting tips are at the right place. We’re now going to discuss everything regarding the Everton vs Chelsea clash taking place at the Goodison Park on Sunday afternoon. So, let’s start!
The Toffees are currently at the 11th place on the Premier League table, which isn’t bad but their ambitions are much higher. Many Everton supporters believe that this team was supposed to compete for a place in Europe. But, right now, they’re 20 points behind the team that’s at the 6th place, which is the one that leads to the Europa League qualifiers. And the team in question is their next opponent Chelsea.
Everton are far from the top 6, but at the same time, they don’t need to worry about relegation. They have 9 points more than Cardiff, who are the closest team from the relegation zone, which seems enough considering how poor the teams from the bottom have been playing.
All this might make you think that Everton have nothing to fight for – they can’t get to Europa League, but at the same time, they can’t get relegated. But, the higher you finish on the table, the more money you get from the FA. That, of course, is just one of the things that give Everton motivation ahead of the game with Chelsea.
Another boost for them is the fact that they play at home. Goodison Park is the place where always have massive support from their fans, but they haven’t been rewarding their trust too much lately. In fact, the Toffees have won only 4 points in the previous 5 Premier League matches played on their turf.
Unlike Everton, Chelsea have been playing excellent lately. It all started after the League Cup when their goalie Kepa made a scandal by refusing to be substituted. Chelsea manager, Maurizio Sarri decided to instill some discipline after that, which resulted in an instant improvement in their play. They went on to win 4 out of 5 matches after that game.
And in those matches, they showed their power up front. On Thursday, for example, they beat Dynamo Kyiv in Ukraine by 5:0. Olivier Giroud was sensational in that match, scoring a hat-trick and making one assist. He played the role of the central striker, replacing Higuain, who got to rest over the week in order to get ready for Everton.
No matter which striker Sarri picks for the duel with the Toffees, his team will look capable of scoring. It’s not just because of those two strikers, but also because their entire team looks to be in a goal-scoring mood. Hazard, Alonso, Pedro, Willian, Hudson-Odio, Jorginho – all of these guys have already scored at least a goal each in March.
- Phil Jagielka (injury)
- Leighton Baines (injury)
- Seamus Coleman (doubtful)
Pickford – Keane, Zouma, Kenny, Digne – Gueye, Gomes, Sigurdsson – Walcott, Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin
Kepa – Luiz, Rudiger, Azpilicueta, Alonso – Kante, Jorginho, Kovacic – Hazard, Pedro, Higuain
Everton vs Chelsea Prediction
Chelsea look like a team that could keep their superb form going on. If they beat Everton, they would get back in the competition for the top 4, which is their plan for this season. The Toffees are in a poor form and Sarri and the Blues should take advantage of that.
Everton vs Chelsea Betting Tips
- Chelsea @2.01 (1XBET)