The Premier League fixture list brings us quite an interesting game on the 12th of September: Sunderland vs. Everton. Although usually seen as quite a tight affair, we will demonstrate today that this is not the case. There is a clear favorite and one whom we back to do well in this game.
Sunderland vs Everton
The Toffees gathered 7 points in the first 3 games and are in fine form so far. They miss almost no key players, only having James McCarthy injured. They managed a 6-2 win over Sunderland last season but suffered a 3-0 defeat away from home – which is exactly where they will play this time.
We do think that the squad matured rather well and won’t repeat that defeat. Lukaku and Barkley are in fine form, and the team only lost John Stones during the transfer window. Form is on their side.
On the other hand, Sunderland is a team which has been very, very unimpressive during the first days of the new season. They even managed to lose against a newly-promoted team, and their style of play hints that they will have a hard time avoiding relegation this time around.
Defoe is still their main attacking threat, but he is starting to show his age and Sunderland can’t rely on him forever. Although they do have some extra talent up front, they lack some defenders, and both goalkeepers are having injury issues – it’s still a mistery if Pickford will play or not.
Sunderland vs Everton Betting Tips
All these considered, we think Everton might win this game. If you don’t fancy that big of a risk, X2 (Everton not to lose) or Everton +0,5 are also great ideas.
We fancy an under bet as well – under 3,5 goals if you feel safe, under 2,5 if you feel risky – 0-1, 0-2 or 1-1 are all possible outcomes. Overall, anything that favors the away team should work fine.
Everton To Win: 2.10 or 11/10
Everton Over 1.5 Goals: 2.10 or 11/10