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Nic Ladds 3rd Mar 2009 - 17:52

Moyes' boys can leave Rovers reeling

Blackburn are slight favourites at odds of 6/4 to beat Everton but it is worth noting in the last four meetings between these two at Ewood Park, Rovers have failed to record a victory.

Everton find themselves slight outsiders at 19/10 in the betting which will have some punters licking their lips at such a price while the draw is available at 21/10.

Stats would suggest that goals are not going to be the order of the day. Everton have conceded just one in their last four visits to Ewood Park, while in The Toffees last seven away game in the Premier League there have been only seven goals scored altogether.

David Moyes will be hoping his side do not miss the fantastic Mikel Arteta too much as he seems to be the inspiration for a lot of Everton's goals.

The low-scoring history between these two could have clean sheet punters out in droves with a home clean sheet 15/8 and an away clean sheet 21/10 which looks the bet according to the stats, while Everton to win to nil is 3/1 in the betting.

The no goal scorer option is 17/2 which could be the bet to brighten up what could be a fairly dull game.

We're more optimistic though and think that due to Blackburn needing to win so much to get away from the relegation zone and Everton hoping to wade further into the European picture, a goalless draw does not look likely.

Both sides won 2-0 last time out which can be backed at 9/1 in Blackburn's favour or 10/1 in Everton's favour.

A narrow 1-0 to Rovers is 6/1, 2-1 10/1 while Everton to win 1-0 is 13/2 in the betting.

As the match odds will tell you this look to be tight and 1-1 is predictably the favourite at 5/1 while if you fancy both teams to come out all guns-a-blazing perhaps 3-3 at 50/1 may be the bet for you?

While Blackburn are not prolific, Sam Allardyce is certainly not short of options up front.

Roque Santa-Cruz is back from injury and could get the Rovers firing at 6/1 while his partner could be any of Benni McCarthy, Jason Roberts or El Hadji-Diouf who are 13/2, 8/1 and 9/1 respectively to score the first goal.

Morten Gamst-Pedersen's red card against Hull could cost Blackburn some creativity going forward but Stephen Warnock and Keith Andrews got on the score sheet last time and are 8/1 and 7/1 respectively to chip in with a goal at anytime during the game.

For Everton it is all about their man of the moment, Tim Cahill who has excelled as a striker this season due to a host of injuries The Toffees have suffered.

The Australian has scored three in his last five and you wouldn't bet against him scoring first at 13/2.

Louis Saha and Jo are also both available at 13/2 in the betting and the returning Steven Pienaar looks big at 7/1 to score anytime as he will most likely fill the hole left by Mikel Arteta and the South African has been known to chip in with his fair share.

Those looking for a double result may veer towards draw/draw at 4/1 with Blackburn/Blackburn at 3/1 but the best option looks draw/Everton at odds of 9/2.

While there is no doubt Blackburn are improving, Everton are an excellent side who should have the ability to take this.

Everton are excellent away from home and the table tells the whole story. A side challenging the big boys taking on a side out of the relegation zone on goal difference.

This won't be glamorous but that's Everton's way, and they can grind out another narrow victory and leave Blackburn in a desperate situation.

Everton - 19/10
Steven Pienaar to score anytime - 7/1

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