Everton are having a reasonable season considering how cash-strapped the Merseyside club have become. The Toffees used to be the ‘best of the rest’ which meant a finish of 7th or 8th in the Premier League, although supporters now realise that staying in the top flight is a solid achievement until a new buyer is found.
Losing Mikel Arteta during the summer robbed Everton of creativity although they were short of a decent striker last term and this situation has only worsened, with the 16 goals scored in 15 games laying testament to that.
The home side dominated proceedings against Norwich on Saturday but only had a 1-1 draw to show for their endeavours, something which hasn’t stopped the bookmakers offering an odds-on quote that they beat Swansea City on Wednesday night. Perhaps their odds will drift closer to kick-off although 8/13 (bet365 – £200 free bets) is the best available.
It is surely only a matter of time before Tim Cahill gets a goal this season, although David Moyes has decided to bring the Australian back into midfield and play a 4-4-2 formation which currently features Saha and Gueye. Supporters will be looking forward to welcoming back Landon Donovan with open arms!
The Swans have been porous at the back this season on the road, with 18 goals conceded in stark contrast to the two goals that have been scored against them at the Liberty Stadium. However, Brendan Rodgers’ side have landed goalless draws in recent matches at Anfield and St James’ Park so this trip won’t faze the visitors who are 11/4 (William Hill – £25 free betting) to collect a point.