Bookies make Everton’s survival a coin toss

03/03/2023 1comment  |  Jump to last

They say you never meet a poor bookmaker, but even they are struggling to predict Everton’s destiny if you believe the latest Premier League betting.

There can be little doubt that The Toffees are looking better under Sean Dyche, at least creating chances on a more regular basis if not actually converting them, but they remain between Evens at 5/4 to be relegated to the Championship — a virtual coin toss scenario.

The outlook looks no clearer if you look at March’s fixtures more closely. Sunday’s trip to face Nottingham Forest is priced up evenly, with the hosts and Everton both hovering around 7/4 for the win, and the odds for the home match against Brentford are virtually identical too.

Much of this uncertainty is due to Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s continued lack of availability, with the England international reminding everyone of his ability in the recent win over Arsenal. Dyche has been unable to provide a concrete return date for his number nine, simply stating “I doubt it” and “he’s recovering” when pushed on the current state of play.

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Evertonians must hope Dyche is merely keeping his cards close to his chest, or else the club’s inability to strengthen in the January transfer window could well have dire consequences.


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Raymond Fox
2 Posted 06/03/2023 at 11:30:25
Yes, we are Evens to go down, 13/8 Leeds, 15/8 Forest & 9/2 Bar.

A win yesterday instead of a draw would have been massive and, to get out of this mess, it was a game we needed more.

It's going to take 3 of our relegation rivals to be even worse than we are which is no mean feat!

Those home game losses against those around us were terrible results, but we are still in with a shout – it's going to go to the wire.

Stock up on the nerve tonic.

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