Friday 3 May, kick-off 8pm
Goodison Park – Premier League
Two teams in good form lock horns on Friday night as Everton host Burnley at Goodison Park in this Premier League preview. Neither side won at the weekend though, which looks like costing the Toffees Europa League football next season. The Clarets may argue that’s no bad thing after their experience this season.
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What’s the story with Everton vs Burnley?
Is Everton vs Burnley on TV? Yes, it’s being shown live on Sky Sports.
What happened last time? It was a nightmare after Christmas for Burnley as Everton ran out 5-1 winners at Turf Moor on Boxing Day. Yerry Mina opened the scoring for the Toffees inside the first couple of minutes, with Lucas Digne (2), Gylfi Sigurdsson and Richarlison also on target for the visitors.
What are the Everton vs Burnley odds? Everton are 8/13 in your Premier League predictions this weekend, while Burnley are available at 5/1. The draw’s 31/10 with Betfair, where you can collect up to £100 in free bets when you register here.
Remember that time…Burnley won at Goodison last season? Jeff Hendrick’s strike after 20 minutes proved to be the only goal of the game, with the Clarets 16/1 to repeat that result on Friday.
Team news and form
Last six: WWWLWD
Andre Gomes misses these Everton v Burnley predictions as he serves the final game of a three-match ban. Apart from that, Yerry Mina is the only other player who Toffees boss Marco Silva could be without. The Colombian defender is back in training with the first team after a hamstring injury, although Friday’s fixture could come too soon.
Last six: LWWWDL
Sean Dyche has four players currently on the treatment table ahead of Burnley’s penultimate game of the season. Midfielder Steven Defour is definitely out of this football prediction though, and won’t be available next weekend either. Aaron Lennon could be back for the last day of the campaign, while we could see Peter Crouch and Phil Bardsley on Friday.
Everton vs Burnley prediction, preview and betting tips
Four points behind seventh-placed Wolves with just two games left, Everton can surely forget about European football next season. After their foray into the Europa League this season, Burnley might suggest that’s no bad thing. However, the Toffees need to maintain their positive end to the season in these football predictions, and continue to build for next term.
Despite a goalless draw at Crystal Palace on Saturday, the Merseysiders have won four of their last six matches. That includes victories over Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea in their last three home games. The Toffees kept a clean sheet in all of those matches, and come into this Everton v Burnley prediction on the back of four straight shutouts at Goodison Park.
Five of Everton’s last six matches have seen under 2.5 goals, the exception being their 4-0 demolition of United. However, five of Burnley’s last six away games have seen over 2.5 goals, while the net bulged six times when these teams met earlier this season. Burnley have improved hugely at the back since then though, which has helped them rise to Premier League safety.
The Clarets lost their first game in five on Sunday, going down 1-0 to league leaders Manchester City. That followed a 2-2 draw against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, which came on the back of three straight wins. There was no sign of Burnley taking their foot off the gas against City with survival secured. We can expect Dyche’s side to be similarly committed here.
All nine of the Premier League meetings between these sides have produced a winner. Everton edge the head-to-head five wins to four, and after their convincing victory in this fixture earlier this season, we’re backing them to make it four successive home wins on Friday at 8/13 with Betway. An Everton win with under 2.5 goals is 14/5 with the same bookmaker in your free football betting tips.
The hosts are 6/5 to keep their sixth clean sheet in seven games. We’re backing the Toffees to win to nil, which is 8/5 in your Everton vs Burnley betting tips. We’re going for a 2-0 home win and that’s priced at 7/1 in your football score predictions. Those odds rise to 23/1 with Richarlison getting the first goal.
Everton vs Burnley first goalscorer predictions
Richarlison is on 13 Premier League goals for the season. He broke the deadlock with an acrobatic effort against Man United in Everton’s last home game, and is 18/5 with 888sport to open the scoring once again here. Sigurdsson also has 13 league goals this term, with two of those coming from the penalty spot. The Iceland international got the second against United, and is 9/2 in the first goalscorer odds for Friday. Sigurdsson is 30/1 to strike first in a 2-0 Everton win.
Everton to win
Everton to win and under 2.5 goals
Richarlison to score first
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Oli is a passionate football man, who despite being the wrong side of 30, still turns out every week for his beloved Trafford United. Also a Manchester United supporter, Oli is an experienced writer with a strong background in the sports betting market.