Everton v Rotherham Betting Preview, Odds & Tips | 29th August

  • 28th August 2018
Everton v Rotherham Betting Preview, Odds & Tips 29th August

Marcello Cossali-Francis (@marchCF96) previews Everton vs Rotherham and provides us with his best bets for Wednesday’s League Cup second-round clash by analysing team news, potential line-ups, head-to-head, key stats and facts and more.

Everton v Rotherham Betting Preview, Odds & Tips

  • Date: 29/08/18
  • Time: 19:45
  • Venue: Goodison Park

Everton begin their Carabao Cup campaign tonight against Championship side Rotherham, who were promoted from League One last season.

If Rotherham were to give this game a real go then, given Everton are likely to make changes, this could be a decent cup tie but all the noises are that Rotherham will rotate here, with their focus on staying in the Championship. That being said, Everton will feel they can really go far in this season after making so many signings and their squad looking more able to cope with the demands of a cup run and this should provide a good opportunity to entertain the fans and score a few goals.

Rotherham have performed well on their return to the second-tier and the side that beat Wigan in the first round looked capable of scoring goals, in particular, Jamie Proctor up top. However, Everton seem willing to give this cup a go and the likes of Sigurdsson and Bernard could really hurt the away side with their quality.

Marco Silvs has started life at Everton well and they remain unbeaten so far this season with a win and two draws. They have scored six goals in that process, two in each game and certainly looked better equipped this season to compete in multiple competitions. Silva could give Bernard his debut here after appearing off the bench at the weekend and a long side Sigurdsson, who seems revitalised under Silva, they could well be too much for Rotherham here.

The away side are all the way out at 22/1 for an upset, with the draw at about 7/1 and Everton as short as 1/5. The Championship side will be well supported and the players will no doubt give as good as they can but Everton should have the quality to ease through this game as a canter and look like a team that could well go deep into this tournament.

Team News

Michael Keane is out of this game for Everton after suffering a head injury at the weekend, whilst Yerry Mina, James McCarthy and Morgan Schneiderlin are all still out with injuries. Richarlison and Phil Jagielka are both still suspended.

Rotherham are without Darren Potter due to injury and are likely to give a nod to their league game at the weekend and name a similar side that beat Wigan in the last round.

Potential Everton Starting XI: Stecklenburg; Kenny, Holgate, Zouma, Digne; Davies, Gueye; Calvert-Lewin, Sigurdsson, Bernard; Niasse

Potential Rotherham Starting XI: Price; Vyner, Raggett, Ajayi, Robertson; Forde, Jones, Vaulks, Williams; Proctor, Ball

Head To Head

  • This will be the first time these two sides have faced each other in a competitive fixture.

Key Stats & Facts

  • Everton are yet to keep a clean sheet so far this season.
  • Everton have scored two goals in each of their three games to start the season.
  • All of Rotherham’s wins so far this season have come at home.
  • In Rotherham’s two away games in the league so far this season, they have conceded 7 goals.

Betting Odds

  • Everton – 1/5
  • Draw – 36/5
  • Rotherham – 22/1

The Verdict

Everton look like a side who could really go far in this competition, given how well they have strengthened their side over the summer. They have the ability to rotate players here and remain strong, with the likes of Bernard and Sigurdsson in attack and the likes of Tom Davies and Idrissa Gueye in-front of the back four. Oumar Niasse will most likely provide the pace up-front and overall, Everton look like having far too much quality for what is likely to be a weakened Rotherham side. Everton should find this relatively straightforward and will hope to entertain the fans with a big victory.

Recommended Bets

  • Everton to win by 3 or more goals – 5/4 (SkyBet)
  • Everton/Everton (half-time/full-time) – 8/13 (Coral)