Everton welcome Leeds United to Goodison Park on Saturday afternoon with Carlo Ancelotti’s menaiming to record their third home win of the Premier League season.
The Toffees ended a run of three consecutive defeats last weekend with a victoryat Fulham, while Leeds have won just one of their last six matches after a strong start.
Marcelo Bielsa’s side lost 4-1 at Crystal Palace in their last away game, yet their previous two matches on the road had brought two victories.
The Elland Road outfit can be backed at 14/5 (3.80) with bet365, while a home win is offered at 19/20 (1.95) and the draw at 13/5 (3.60).
Everton are without Seamus Coleman, Jean-Philippe Gbamin and Lucas Digne, meaning there could be a start forNiels Nkounkou at left-back.
Long-term absentees Gaetano Berardi and Adam Forshaw are still out for Leeds, who are currently assessing Jamie Shackleton, Pablo Hernandez and Diego Llorente.
Matches involving these two sides this season have been some of the highest-scoring in the Premier League and another goal-filled encounter looks likely this weekend.
Everton’s games have averaged 3.89 goals this term while for Leeds the figure is 3.44 – both well above the league average of 3.01.
Bielsa’s men have scored in all four of their away matches, while the Merseysiders have netted 12 goals at home – the second-highest total in the division.
Indeed, backing goals in Everton’s matches hasbeen a profitable venture over the last few weeks, with seven of their last eight league matches seeing over 2.5 goals, and against a side that have a strong scoring record themselves there should be plenty of interest in backing a repeat.
Over 2.5 goals is priced at 8/13 (1.53) but if we combine that selection with both teams to score the odds rise to a more appealing 10/11 (1.91).
This bet has paid out in seven of Everton’s last eight league games, as well as in two of Leeds’ last three clashes, and looks a shrewd selection for a meeting between two of the Premier League’s highest-scoring outfits.
Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.
Source : goal.com