Everton is the only team in the Premier League who hasn’t lost a game at home, but it is yet to face some of the best teams in the British first flight. Chelsea is the first to test the Blues and both their away record and their form should keep the hosts on their toes.
Match: Everton vs Chelsea
Bet: Draw at Halftime
Odds: Bet365 2.25
After trashing Aston Villa at home one week ago by eight goals to nil, Chelsea barely came on top of Norwich after a long fought 1-0 match. The question is how will they fare against a team that plays a rather aggressive football when it is being watched by their fans. Everton will be playing without its goal getter, after midfielder Fellaini picked up an injury and will also miss striker Mirallas. Both are 25 and are hard to replace by coach Moyes, who will start with Jelavic and Naismith upfront.
Chelsea plays without long term absentees John Terry and Oriol Romeu, but it did just fine without both of them for most of the season. At the offensive end, the visitors count on Torres and Mata who are tied at seven goals scored each and represent a very real threat for Everton. Assuming that Benitez deploys the same team that won in midweek at Norwich, punters should prepare for a very similar turn of events.
Chelsea has the better team but it lacks home pitch advantage, which makes it hard to trust them for a straight victory. Bookmakers also suggest that this game is too tight to call a winner, but Bet365 provides punters with an additional way of making some easy money. The best way to make some profit on this Sunday match is by betting on a draw at halftime, at odds of 2.25.