Everton v Brentford- Betting Preview
Despite inconsistent results and a couple of poor performances since manager Sean Dyche took charge of the club, the commitment levels of the team have been fantastic and much improved under the ex-Burnley boss.
Everton lost badly against Arsenal when on the road last midweek, but then got an impressive and hard fought point at the Trent ground on the weekend.
Every point is vital now as Everton have fallen back into the bottom three. They know home victories will make or break their bid to stay up in the EPL.
Everton would love a win here but a draw is also not a terrible result, as they respect Brentford who is an extremely hard side to beat.
Looking at team news now, Everton are likely to be missing Calvert Lewin who although far from prolific, is a key man for them based on such little quality after him in the centre forward role.
Dyche will continue to Gray up top. He is not a target man but has good pace and excellent technical ability.
Patterson their exciting right back is about a week away from a return but likely to be regular once fit.
Mykolenko the Ukrainian left back is also set to miss out once more, but not been ruled out as yet. Godfrey a centre back will sit on the left side of the four.
There are no other fresh absences of note, but Townsend also remains out.
Brentford is riding high and thriving in the Premier League this season.
They were a team roundly tipped to be fighting to stay up but instead, they are fighting for a place in the Europa league next season.
Frank’s team has won two from their last four games including a win over West London rivals Fulham last time out.
The confidence and morale are superb.
They travel to Everton with genuine hopes of a win to increase their chances of playing European football next season.
Right now, anything less than a win would be considered a slight setback, though a draw is perhaps not too bad considering how much the opponent needs the three points.
Looking at team news for the high flying visitor, and it is all very positive as manager Thomas Frank has his best team available.
Pontus Jansson is back fit but not considered sharp enough to begin here.
Pressure builds around star man Ivan Toney due to off the field matters, but until actually suspended from football, the centre forward continues to destroy defences. Brentford travel to Everton set to send out their best XI.
Looking at the 1×2 market first. The betting is extremely tight which makes sense.
Brentford are clearly a more effective team and certainly more dangerous in attack. However, Everton are at home and still benefiting from a new manager bounce. They will give this everything knowing home wins it what keeps them up. Both sides are @ 2.70 to win and the draw is @ 3.25.
Moving onto the Asian handicap betting for this contest. So close is the betting between these two sides, the draw no bet (DNB) is offered as a cushion. So a bet on either Everton -0 @ 1.92 or Brentford -0 @ 1.94 would see the full stake returned should it end as a draw.
Looking at The Under/Over goal betting last of all. The line is at 2.25. Over is @ 1.91 and Under is @ 1.91.
Should it end with exactly 2 goals then the stake is split between a half push and half win if the punter went on the Under, or a half loss and half push if the punter opted for overs.