After a dour, boring low-scoring game Jose Mourinho often says what a good football match he has just seen. That is the coach’s perspective but the average man in the streets or in the stands wants thrills and spills and plenty of goals.
The purists may be apoplectic but for plenty of penalty area action Goodison Park is the place to be tonight when Everton play West Ham. In fact despite how poorly both teams are playing this meeting could turn out to be a feast of goals.
It could be that both defences are as bad as each other and they could cancel each other out. Everton have the worst defensive record in the Premier League and West Ham have the second worst. In these circumstances it could be a comedy of errors and a fixture that could be called carry on scoring.
In recent matches the two team’s fixtures have produced more than two goals just over half the times. If you bring those two statistics together the bet of the night must be over 2.5 goals at with 21/20 William Hill.
The home bankers of tonight’s other five fixtures are Chelsea against Swansea. Only the money buyers will be interested in the odds of 1/5 and the 20% return on investment.
The double with Manchester City to beat Southampton at home pays 1/2 and that will be popular but the away side can upset the apple cart. Southampton drew the corresponding match last season and will be confident after betting Everton 4-1. They can avoid defeat so the DRAW looks interesting at 7/1 with Betfair.
Standout Racing Bet of The Day – By Rick Elliott
On an average day for racing there is a listed race worth over £22,000 this evening at Kempton (6.40pm). Red Verdon was impressive in winning handicaps at the start of last season and performed well at Group 1 level. The horse all but won a similar contest over course and distance last time out but can get the job done today. Mountain Bell is a lightly raced filly who gets a handy allowance but RED VERDON is the horse to back at 5/2 with Ladbrokes.