Both sides come into this match in fine form, but our tipster is backing Ronald Koeman's men to enjoy a comfortable win against their Championship opponents at Goodison Park
Ronald Koeman has made a superb start to his reign as Everton manager and the former Southampton boss will be determined to see his side stretch their unbeaten run to seven matches when they line up against Norwich City in the EFL Cup.
These two teams met in this competition last season, with the Toffees triumphing in a tense penalty shootout at Goodison Park but, having won each of their last five fixtures, the Premier League side will be confident of claiming a much more emphatic win against the Canaries this time around.
Alex Neil’s side, however, will make the trip to Merseyside confident of causing an upset, for they have also made a superb start to the campaign, picking up 17 points from their first eight fixtures in the second tier.
With both sides in fine form, this promises to be a fascinating contest, but Paddy Power make the Premier League outfit their 4/7 (1.57) favourites to come out on top of Tuesday’s tussle, while the in-form Championship side can be backed at 9/2 (5.50) to take their revenge for being eliminated from this competition by the Toffees last term.
The draw is chalked up as a 3/1 (4.0) chance with Paddy Power and that price may prove popular with punters given that it would have paid dividends at the end of 90 minutes in no fewer than six of the last nine meetings between the teams in all competitions.
The Toffees, though, strolled to an emphatic 3-0 win when the two teams met at Goodison Park on the final day of the Premier League season last term and, still to taste defeat under Koeman’s stewardship, the men from Merseyside look poised to heap yet more misery upon Neil’s side in this match.
Despite their fine form, Norwich have kept just one clean sheet in their last 25 competitive matches on their travels, while Everton have managed 11 goals in their last four fixtures – scoring six in their last two games.
With that in mind, the 7/4 (2.75) quote offered up for the Toffees (-1) to win in Paddy Power’s handicap market is worthy of consideration, while the odds compilers offer 13/10 (2.30) that Koeman’s free-scoring outfit find the net in both halves.
Better value, though, lies in backing the hosts to win to nil at a chunky 11/5 (3.20) with Paddy Power; The Toffees have conceded just one goal in their last four fixtures and while there could well be rotation from both sides, Norwich scored just once in their final eight Premier League fixtures away from home last season.
Everton to win to nil, therefore, looks like a solid selection and punters are advised to back Koeman’s men at a chunky 11/5 (3.20) to march on without conceding against the Canaries.
|Everton to win to nil at 11/5 (3.20) for a 2pt stake with Paddy Power|