Everton v Sunderland Betting: Moyes unlikely to enjoy another return to Goodison Park

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The Black Cats are battling for Premier League survival but our tipster fancies Ronald Koeman's Toffees to win comfortably against their former boss

Everton are aiming to extend their unbeaten run in the Premier League to nine matches when they welcome Sunderland to Goodison Park on Saturday afternoon.

Ronald Koeman’s men are in fine form, having hit 13 goals in just three Premier League matches on home soil so far in 2017 and the Toffees will fancy their chances of maintaining their superb scoring streak when they play host to the Black Cats.

David Moyes, of course, is a familiar face to the Everton faithful, for the 53-year-old Scot spent more than a decade in charge of Everton before leaving Merseyside for Manchester United in 2013. Now in charge of Sunderland, the Scot is desperate for points as his side scrap for survival, but the team from Wearside will face a tough test as they go head-to-head with a home side brimming with belief.

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Everton have lost just one of their 12 home matches in the Premier League so far this season, winning each of their last three, and Betway offer just 2/5 (1.40) that the Toffees pick up a fourth successive Premier League win on home soil by sinking Sunderland.

The Black Cats had cause for celebration when they claimed a sensational 4-0 win against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park earlier this month, but Moyes’ men have failed to score in five of their last seven matches; as such, the visitors are chalked up as a chunky 7/1 (8.0) chance to claim a vital victory from their trip to Merseyside, while Betway offer 15/4 (4.75) that both sides settle for a share of the spoils.

The Toffees have scored more than two goals in each of their last three home fixtures and the odds compilers offer 7/5 (2.40) that the trend continues this weekend, while Betway’s 11/10 (2.10) quote for Everton (-1) to come out on top in the handicap market certainly carries appeal, given that the selection would have landed in four of the last five wins that Koeman’s charges have enjoyed.

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Better value, though, lies in Betway’s 11/8 (2.38) quote for Everton to win without conceding when they line up against the beleaguered Black Cats at Goodison Park.

The Wearsiders have scored in just two of their last seven fixtures and face a much-improved home defence, Everton have conceded in just four of their last 12 victories in all competition. The Toffees are in top form and, with Sunderland struggling, Betway’s 11/8 (2.38) quote for Koeman’s charges to heap yet more misery upon Moyes’ side by winning to nil this weekend offers outstanding value for punters.

Everton to win to nil at 11/8 (2.38) for a 2pt stake with Betway
 

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