Everton v Wolves Betting Preview, Odds & Tips | 02/02/19

Everton v Wolves Betting Preview, Odds & Tips

Josh Waudby (@Josh_Waudby) previews Everton v Wolves and provides us with his best bets for one of Saturdays 3pm kick offs by analysing team news, potential line-ups, head-to-head, key stats and facts and more.

Everton v Wolves Betting Preview, Odds & Tips

  • Date: 02/02/2019
  • Time: 15:00
  • Venue: Goodison Park
  • Channel: N/a

Both sides come into the game after wins last week. Everton posting a measly 1-0 victory against Huddersfield and Wolves thumping 3 past West Ham. These results really tell the way both sides seasons are going.

Everton are having a very poor season under Marco Silva. It is fair to say the pressure is starting to heat up on him and his days could be numbered. He was cut from 12/1 to 3/1 to be the next manager to be sacked after their exit from the FA cup to Millwall last weekend. Given this price is also risen due to the bookie’s confidence in the sacking of Claude Puel’s at a mere 2/5.

Wolves are enjoying a fantastic return to the Premier league. They also come into the game after a 2-2 draw in the FA cup with Shrewsbury, however to the Wanderers it will feel like a victory coming back from 2 down with a 93rd minute equaliser. Recently in the Premier League Wolves enjoyed a thrilling 4-3 victory over Leicester in what will definitely go down as one of the games of the season.

Team News

Everton’s Digne will be suspended after his 11 minute stint against Huddersfield which saw him go for an early bath, despite the fact he was a second half substitute. Phil Jagielka will also still be unavailable due to recovery still being underway. Yerry Mina is also a doubt after missing last game through injury, also Idrissa Gueye who has been subject to multiple bids from PSG during the window.

Wolves come into the game with a fresh full squad to pick from with no known injuries or suspensions.

Potential Everton Starting XI: Pickford, Coleman, Keane, Zouma, Kenny, Gomes, Bernard, Sigurdsson, Davies, Richarlson, Tosun.

Potential Wolves Starting XI: Particio, Bennett, Coady, Boly, Doherty, Dendoncker, Neves, Moutinho, Jonny, Jota, Jiminez.

Head To Head

  • The sides haven’t met much over the past 10 years with wolves only have 3 seasons prior to this one in the top flight. Saying that last time out the sides drew 2-2 in an extremely interesting game with saw a Richarlson Brace and a Phil Jagielka red card.
  • Wolves have failed to beat Everton over the last 10 years in the 7 meetings, they last beat the toffee’s in 2004.
  • Interestingly 5 of the last 7 games between the sides have been a draw, with three score draws and two 0-0’s.

Key Stats & Facts

  • Everton have only picked up 3 wins in their last 13 league games, which is one of the poorest runs of form they’ve ever had in the club’s history.
  • Wolves are enjoying their best start to a Premier League campaign, admittedly there isn’t much competition, but the side have more wins than losses so far and sit in 7th.
  • Despite sitting one place above Everton Wolves actually have a negative goal difference of -1 as opposed to Everton’s +2.

Betting Odds

  • Everton 13/10
  • Draw 12/5
  • Wolves 2/1

The Verdict

Everton have been extremely poor this season. They are really struggling to get any sort of form and I can’t see their 1-0 win over Huddersfield being much of a turning point. Wolves have been mightily impressive in all the games ive seen of them and I really fancy them to pick up something from this game. The pair have only 2 0-0 draws this season between them, justify the unlikelihood of a draw.  Wolves or draw is slightly short at 5/8 however with Bet365’s bet builder feature Wolves or draw and over 0.5 sits just below evens at 4/5, which seems a fantastic value for money bet.

Everton are a very poor defensive side, especially from set pieces. This was exploited perfectly by Millwall in their exit from the FA cup. I wouldn’t be surprised at all to see one of the Wolves centre half’s score. Their Centre backs have 10 goals between them. My particular fancy is Bennett. He scored a few weeks ago in their thriller at Leicester and I am backing him to repeat that feat against a poor defence.

Recommended Bets

  • Wolves Double Chance and over 0.5 goals – 4/5 (Bet365 Bet Builder)
  • Ryan Bennett to score anytime – 16/1 – (William Hill)