Everton vs Chelsea (By: Joey)
Everton lost for the 13th time this season as Newcastle United were able to get a 3-2 victory at St James’ Park. It was a deeply disappointing result for the blues, who had a 2-0 lead after 32 minutes on the clock. Everton have managed one win in the last six games.
Chelsea produced a sparkling five-star performance to beat Dynamo Kyiv 5-0 in the second leg of the Europa League. The Blues progressed into the Europa League last-16 owing to an 8-0 aggregate victory. However, the league match against Wolves last weekend required a last gasp equaliser in the 1-1 draw.
The reverse fixture between Chelsea and Everton produced a goalless draw back in November. The last meeting between these two clubs at Goodison Park also produced a similar result. My betting tips and predictions expect a draw.
Everton were extremely defensive in the recent home game against a top team – Liverpool. It is expected that Marco Silva will go in with a similar tactic after watching his team led slip a two-goal lead against Newcastle last week. Everton have had a week to prepare for this encounter, while Chelsea come on the back of a long travel in Europa League. Furthermore, Goodison Park has not been a happy place for Chelsea in the past and team has picked up just two wins in five visits.
Chelsea have not been outstanding in away matches since the turn of the year. Even though the club still possess one of the best records in the division, Everton’s defensive approach to the game may cause frustration to Maurizio Sarri’s men. My correct score prediction would opt for a 1-1 draw.
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Everton vs Chelsea betting preview represents the personal opinion of the author (Joey).