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Roberto Martinez's side are being backed heavily to win at home to Alan Pardew's visitors according to Goal Australia's betting expert Paul Gough

Everton are odds-on to maintain the English Premier League's last unbeaten record this season when they host Newcastle on Monday night.

The Toffees - despite the loss of long-serving manager David Moyes to Manchester United in the off-season - have thrived so far this season under their new boss in Wigan's FA Cup-winning manager of last season Roberto Martinez.

Everton have won two and drawn three of their five matches to date and a win on Monday night would lift the Toffees into the top four.

Newcastle, in contrast, are coming off a shock home loss to promoted Hull, although the Magpies did win their two EPL games before that and also beat Leeds 2-0 in the League Cup in midweek.

However Everton still go into the game as deserving favourites and are short at $1.66 at bet365 compared to Newcastle at $6, while the draw is paying $3.80.

But Newcastle have won only won once at Goodison Park in the last 12 years and sit just two places above the relegation zone in 16th place.

However, don't bet on this match being too one-sided in favour of the home side.

Only twice in the last ten games has there been more than one goal between these sides and this is reflected in correct score betting, where the favoured option is Everton to win 1-0 at odds of $7 at bet365.

However, Newcastle have scored in their past five matches and have scored two goals in four of these games.

So we think a 2-1 Everton win might be the way to go here at odds of $8 at bet365 in correct score betting.


Back Everton to beat Newcastle.


Go for Everton to win 2-1 at odds of $8 at bet365 in correct score betting.

As for first goal-scorer markets, Everton's big-name loan signing Romelu Lukaku - fresh from scoring the winner in the recent 3-2 win at West Ham - is the $5 favourite at bet365 ahead of team-mates Arouna Kone at $5.50 and Nikica Jelavic at $6.

For Newcastle, their star striker Papiss Cisse - who finally ended his slow start to the season with a goal in the 2-0 win over Leeds in midweek - looks value at $11 at bet365 in first goal-scorer markets and $4 to score at any stage of the game.

*Note prices subject to change