Good value on Newcastle at Goodison!
Everton v Newcastle
20:00 - live on Sky Sports 1
Match betting: Everton 4/5 Draw 12/5 Newcastle 19/5
With three wins from their last four in all competitions Everton fans will be delighted with what they are witnessing from a side famous for getting off to a slow start in the Premier League. On Monday evening David Moyes' side entertain Newcastle at Goodison with three points able to secure joint second place in the table alongside Manchester United.
The international break has caused injury concerns for both sides, with the most notable absentees being Republic of Ireland international Darron Gibson for the Toffees and goalkeeper Tim Krul for the Magpies who injured his elbow playing for Holland.
The nature of the wins over Manchester United and Aston Villa have signaled that Everton could be real contenders for a Champions League spot in 2013. Last season's seventh place above Liverpool would have been seen as a success by Toffees fans, however the fact remains that they finished eight points adrift of a Chelsea side in sixth place that had all but lost interest in the Premier League going into the last third of the season. Many feel that this Everton side are better than that and the impression early-on in the season from Goodison Park appears to be that the players are also beginning to believe.
So what of Newcastle United? A fifth place finish in an extremely successful campaign last term under the guidance of Alan Pardew, followed by a transfer window in which they managed to keep hold of their most influential players. Win/Loss/Draw reads their opening to 2012-13 with the opening day win over Tottenham Hotspur being the highlight. Goals are yet to flow for the Magpies with Papiss Cissé having not scored in his past five games. Despite this he still has the best minutes to goal ratio (107) of any player to have scored 10 or more goals in the Premier League. We have picked the Senegalese international for our enhanced wincast offer. If the 27-year-old scores any time in a Newcastle win we will be offering 8/1.
Despite their assured, workmanship-like start to the season the 19/5 about a Newcastle win at Goodison looks to represent cracking value, not to mention the 5/2 for Newcastle Draw No Bet. Everton quite rightly start as favourites at 4/5 but punters must be looking towards the Newcastle related markets if they are to extract value from this fixture.
With eleven goals in their first four games in all competitions, Everton look likely to find the net on Monday night. Over 2.5 goals can be back at Even Money whilst Both Teams To Score could also be a tempter at 19/20!
If Everton are the team that you want to bet on, then sensible money could go on our other enhanced wincast offer. Nikica Jelavic appears to have the bit between his teeth this season, and the former Rangers man is 5/2 to score in an Everton win.