Everton is a team on a mission this weekend as it looks to end a three match winless streak against visiting Swansea City.
Thursday will mark the first meeting between these clubs since the 1980s, with the clubs last meeting in the English First Division in 1983, in a Goodison Park fixture that ended 2-2.
Everton is struggling to keep its head above water in the Premiership this season, and carries two defeats a draw and two wins into this fixture. The Toffees will be concerned by the fact that their recent wins have come against weaker teams, while they’ve struggled against outfits of any substance.
Everton has scored 5 goals in its last five matches. Defence has performed manfully despite the lack of pressure up front, conceding 4 goals during this run of fixtures and maintaining two clean sheets in the process.
Swansea is starting to feel the heat in the top flight, with one win, two draws and two losses on its report card for the last five games.
The club has scored just 4 goals in its last five matches, and has failed to score at all in three of these. Defence has been doing a good job in the circumstances, letting in 5 goals during this period.
Based on pedigree and home advantage you’d have to think Everton has the edge in this match. The club’s defence is also marginally better than that of Swansea, while its attack also looks sharper than Swansea’s.
However, our bets aren’t going on the match betting markets. These two teams have conceded just 10 goals between themselves in the last five fixtures while scoring a cumulative total of 9 goals.
Our Everton vs Swansea betting tip is therefore to back under 2.75 goals being scored in this match in the over/under goals betting markets.
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