Everton-Chelsea Betting Preview: Expect both sides to cancel each other out in the first half

The Blues travel to Merseyside in the late kick off on Saturday, with both sides in need of three points. Our tipster is backing the opening half to be a tight affair
Everton host Chelsea at Goodison Park this weekend in search of their first win of the season in the Premier League. Roberto Martinez has put together a solid squad since his arrival, his side are unbeaten this season so far and were busy in the later stages of the transfer window adding several new players but losing midfielder Marouane Fellaini.

Chelsea conducted their transfer business early on in the window and have had a good start under the returning Jose Mourinho.

Despite losing on penalties to Bayern Munich in the UEFA Super Cup, Mourinho will come into this game with confidence after seven points from his first three league games.

Paddy Power price the away side at 5/4 (2.25) to take all three points.

Everton have drawn all three of their Premier League matches this season, unable to break down West Brom and Cardiff in 0-0 draws and sharing the spoils in an entertaining 2-2 draw with Norwich.

This will be a stern test for Roberto Martinez's side, who is trying to bring a different brand of football to Everton.

Paddy Power price them at 23/10 (3.30) to win the match. The same firm price the draw at 9/4 (3.25).

This is a tough game to call with neither side dominating in previous meetings between the sides. A bet that stands out in this fixture is the match to be a draw at half time at even money (2.00) with Paddy Power.

This bet would have paid out in all three of Everton's league matches this season, as well as Chelsea's last two Premier League games. With this likely to be a vast tactical battle between two talented managers, expect the first half to be tight.
Draw at half time for a 1.5pt stake at even money (2.00) with Paddy Power

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