Everton vs Sunderland Odds – Saturday 25th February 2017 – 15:00
Everton are 2/5 with the draw at 19/5 and Sunderland are 13/2
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Everton welcome Sunderland to Goodison Park this Saturday, with Everton looking to close the gap on Manchester United in 6th.
The Toffees come into this match on the back of a 0-0 draw against Middlesbrough, a result that will have disappointed Ronald Koeman.
The home side continued their struggles in front of goal, with their defence holding strong as has regularly been the case.
Both Victor Valdes and Joel Robles had excellent matches, with both keepers called into action at various stages.
Everton have been in excellent form recently, with the 2-1 defeat to Leicester in the FA Cup their only loss.
Toffees In Great Form
Their other fixtures have seen them record wins against Bournemouth, Palace and Manchester City.
The draws against Stoke and Middlesbrough will have frustrated Koeman, but it does leave them well placed.
Everton have been in excellent goalscoring form of late, with main man Lukaku at the forefront.
They find themselves in 7th place, seven points behind United, who could suffer a huge fixture pile up.
Ronald Koeman’s side come into this match as favourites, with their excellent recent record informing the odds.
This will be a tough match for the Toffees, with Sunderland in desperate need of any points in their relegation battle.
Everton will be looking to continue their excellent overall record against Sunderland. In 144 matches they have won 67, drawn 23 and lost 54.
Sunderland come into this fixture on the back of a disappointing 4-0 defeat, at home against Southampton.
January signing Gabbiadini (30 & 45) scored two goals in the first half, with the forward in great form.
That was his third goal in Saints colours, it also gave Southampton the perfect start at the Stadium of Light.
Denayer scored a comical own goal late on (88), with Shane Long completing the scoring in the 92nd minute.
It was a desperately disappointing result for Moyes men, who had recorded an excellent win against Palace prior to that game.
Tough Season So Far
David Moyes side have had a tough season, but they have to be more consistent if they are to survive.
They come into the match in mixed form, with four defeats in their last six matches they have looked poor.
Moyes and his men will have been deeply disappointed, losing at home in that manner was less than ideal.
Sunderland find themselves bottom of the Premier League on 19 points, there is hope if they can win games though.
Big Test For Sunderland
The Black Cats come into this match as underdogs, with the Toffee’s form and home advantage decisive.
The match against Everton will be a huge challenge for Sunderland, with Everton suffering just one defeat in their last six.
Sunderland will be looking to better their overall record against Everton. They have won 54, drawn 23 and lost 67 of their 144 meetings.
Both teams are 5/6 on to score. The first goalscorer odds for Everton are Romelu Lukaku is at 5/2 with Ademola Lookman, Arouna Kone and Kevin Mirallas at 5/1. For Sunderland, Jermain Defoe is at 13/2 with Fabio Borini and Adnan Januzaj at 11/1.
The last time that these two sides met Everton won 3-0 and the odds of the same result are 8/1.
Everton vs Sunderland Odds
Tip 1 – Lukaku to score first @ 5/2
Tip 2 – Everton to win 3-1 @ 10/1