Newcastle travel to confront a very tough Everton side in Monday night's EPL fixture with the ambition of ending the unbeaten run of their highly favoured hosts.
Everton have only once gone six matches unbeaten at the start of a Premier League season, in 2006-07, a 2-1 loss away to Middleborough ended their run on that occasion. The Merseyside team come into this fixture with back-to-back victories over Chelsea and West Ham.
Martinez’s wards are 4/6 (1.66) favorites according to Ladbrokes to win this encounter banking on their current form while the visitors hosts are offered at just 5/1 (6.00). Ladbrokes seems to be interested in both sides cancelling out one another with the draw offered at 11/4 (3.75).
Newcastle were defeated 3-2 by Hull City at St James' Park last Saturday, but bounced back with a strong performance in Wednesday's 2-0 victory over Leeds United in the League Cup courtesy of goals from Papiss Cisse and Yoan Gouffran. They are at long odds of 9/2 (5.50) to keep a clean slate again, this time against a free scoring Everton side.
Although Martinez side will be without the services of Leon Osman and centre-back Antolin Alcaraz , they are available at 7/20 (1.35), a bet that stands out in this encounter even as it remains uncertain if Arouna Kone and Steven Pienaar will take part in this game.
Chelsea loaned star Romelu Lukaku is expected to open scoring first on the night according to Ladbrokes at odds of 4/11 (1.36) while Nikica Jelavic is a 11/ (6.5) play to set Goodison alive with goals.
Punters seeking for more values should back total goals over 2.5 at ¾ (1.75).