David Moyes' side are unbeaten in six Premier League games, while the Potters are undefeated in five at home. Adam Bate is backing the hosts at Britannia StadiumEverton travel to Stoke City on Tuesday night knowing they may need to win to stay above arch-rivals Liverpool.
David Moyes’ side will be confident of achieving that, given they have picked up 14 points from their last six games, scoring four goals in each of their last two fixtures.
Everton are narrow 17/11 (2.55) favourites with 188Bet to claim all three points here. The draw is available at 23/10 (3.3).
Stoke are on a disappointing run of form, having won just one of their last eight Premier League games.
But most of their troubles have been on the road, in front of their own fans Tony Pulis’ team remain a difficult opponent.
The Potters are unbeaten in five matches at the Britannia Stadium, winning three and drawing two.
They can be backed to end Everton’s impressive recent form at 19/10 (2.9) with 188Bet. That’s a good price given their home advantage, and is the pick of the bets for this fixture.
In the goalscorers markets, it is worth remembering that Nikica Jelavic has scored in Everton's last five away matches and opened the scoring on four occasions. Jelavic is 5/1 (6.0) with 188Bet to grab the first goal on Tuesday.
Stoke’s best bet to score is surely Peter Crouch. The striker has hit form of late as he hopes to make a late push for a Euro 2012 spot.
Crouch has scored in four of Stoke’s last five games at home and is available at 11/2 (6.5) to find the net first.
In the other markets, don’t be fooled by Everton’s 4-4 draw at Manchester United in their last away game – the Toffees are usually far more solid opponents.
Stoke haven’t had a game with four goals in it, let alone eight, so far in the current season. As a result, backing under 2.5 goals at 7/10 (1.7) with 188Bet might be worth a look.
But with Moyes admitting his team are carrying a few knocks, this punter expects Everton’s punishing schedule to catch up with them and is backing Stoke, and Crouch, to get the result here.
|Stoke to win at 19/10 (2.9) with 188Bet
||Crouch to score first at 11/2 (6.5) with 188Bet
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