Despite struggling during the early stages of the 17/18 Premier League campaign, Everton have shown signs of improvement over recent weeks under the guidance of former England manager Sam Allardyce. Having taken over from Ronald Koeman, the Englishman has led his side into the top half of the table in the top-flight, with a place in Europe come the end of the campaign not a million miles away.
The Toffees spent a huge amount of money during the summer transfer window following the departure of star striker Romelu Lukaku to Manchester United, with the likes of Jordan Pickford, Michael Keane, Gylfi Sigurdsson and Wayne Rooney heading to Goodison Park. Despite having been backed as an outside to break the top four with bookmaker Paddy Power before the season started due to their additions, the Liverpool-based club are now offered odds of 60/1 to finish inside the top six in the Premier League standings with the popular Irish organisation.
Paddy Power: Everton Betting Odds
Everton have made it clear that they are looking to make yet further signings during the January transfer window, with a striker at the top of their shopping list. Despite Rooney having made a good start to his second spell with the club, the lack of a recognisable goalscorer is certainly hindering Everton’s progress, with Beskitas forward Cenk Tosun believed to be closing in on a move to Merseyside. However, having scored 10 Premier League goals already this season, Rooney is offered odds of 175/1 to finish as the Golden Boot winner come the end of the campaign.
Sam Allardyce and his men lost out to Manchester United last time in the league, with Everton now preparing for an FA Cup third-round tie against fierce rivals Liverpool at Anfield this week. As the away team, it comes as little surprise that it is Everton who are the underdogs for victory, with Paddy Power offering the Blues odds of 7/1 to make it through to the next stage of the competition. Meanwhile, their opponents and city rivals Liverpool are the favourites at 2/5. The Toffees last won the historic tournament back in 1995, with odds of 25/1 available for a repeat performance this season.
After their cup clash, Everton’s tough run of fixtures continues in the Premier League with a trip to North London in order to take on Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham Hotspur. Everton are 11/1 with Paddy Power to claim all three points at Paddy Power, while a draw can be backed at odds of 5/1. Meanwhile, with Everton having conceded 34 goals in the Premier League already this season, betting on there being over 2.5 goals is well worth considering, especially with odds of 8/13 at Paddy Power.
Paddy Power: Everton Transfer Odds
When it comes to Paddy Power and Everton, there are a whole host of wagering options coming up in the rest of the season, especially when it comes to transfer activity. England international Ross Barkley, who has been absent from first-team duty for a number of months through injury, is believed to desire a move away from his boyhood club, with Antonio Conte’s Chelsea the favourites to sign the midfielder, with Paddy Power offering odds of 7/4 for such a move to take place before February 3rd. Meanwhile, Jonny Evans is backed at 12/1 to join Everton during the winter transfer window, with the former Manchester United defender reportedly being keen to leave West Bromwich Albion.
Everton are a team still searching for consistency in the Premier League, however with expectations high at Goodison Park as always, manager Allardyce and senior players including Rooney, Phil Jakielka and Ashley Williams are under pressure to deliver in the second half of the campaign. Everton have the second-worst goalscoring record in the top half of the table, with their chances of moving up the table undoubtedly resting on improvements in this area of their game.