Everton and Wolves are both languishing at the wrong end of the table and both desperately need a result from this one.
Whilst Mick McCarthy’s men sit 13th in the Premier League they are just two points above the relegation zone so a good result on Saturday is crucial. They have never won a Premier League game at Goodison Park but have managed draws on their last two visits. The draw is 14/5 and could be a good bet once again.
Everton are down in 17th but just one point behind Wolves and with home advantage they should claim the win at 8/13 (Bet365 – £200 free betting) to move above the visitors. Wolves are 11/2 with Stan James (£150 free bets) and whilst they have improved of late it is hard to see them winning against a Toffees side that has had a very tough run of fixtures.
In their past seven games in all competitions Moyes’s men have played Chelsea twice, both Manchester clubs, Liverpool, high-flying Newcastle and Fulham away. They lost every single game apart from the one against Fulham and so will view this match as a real chance to get back to winning ways.
Scoring goals has been Everton’s problem for a long time and with Cahill without a goal in 2011 they have not had enough support from midfield. Loan singing Royston Drenthe will certainly help in that regard and has scored twice already. He can be backed at 16/5 (Paddy Power) to get on the score sheet. He will provide width and pace and will certainly add some positive attacking options.
David Moyes has almost his full squad to choose from and the fact that Wolves have doubts over several players, including Guedioura, Fletcher and Foley, means the home faithful will be justifiably confident of victory.