Everton vs. Wolverhampton – Premier League – Match Preview and Betting Tips

The premier league continues on Saturday as Everton take on Wolverhampton Wanderers. Everton will try and get their first points of the season after a disappointing start against Blackburn, while Wolverhampton will look to keep up their impressive start to the season.

Read the team news and match preview below, and receive our exclusive betting tips for the match.

Everton Team News

Everton’s poor performance in the first game of the season came as a shock to all involved, especially manager David Moyes. Afterward he stated on the Everton’s official website that his team; “need better penetration and to find a way to get more people in and create more chances”. For the match Saturday he must try implement this, as Everton play their first home game of the season.

Luckily for manager Moyes, he has a full team to select from with the exception of Victor Anichebe, who is doubtful for the game. Tim Howard will continue in goal and have the continued support from his manager, despite his costly mistake in the season opener against Blackburn.

New signing Jermaine Beckford is likely to get the nod to start upfront, instead of or alongside Louis Saha, depending on whether Everton line up with a 4-4-2 formation or a 4-5-1 formation. Teenager Jack Rodwell is also expected start and will replace Leon Osman in the centre midfield for the blues.

Wolverhampton Team News

Wolves have a clean bill of health for the game against Everton. Striking duo Kevin Doyle and new signing Steven Fletcher, who impressed and scored in his debut, have knocks, but manager Mick McCarthy expects both players to be fit for the game. They will fight for a spot besides fellow striker Sylvain Ebanks-Blake, who also played impressively in the first game of the season.

Wolverhampton usually play a 4-5-1 formation away from home, and we only expect Ebanks-Blake to start the game, while Doyle and Fletcher come in as substitutes, if the game is not going according to plan.

Match Preview

Wolverhampton will set out to defend deep and frustrate Everton in this game. However Everton have too much talent in the midfield department and will be looking to create the chances missing in their opener. If Mikel Arteta and Steven Pienaar can rediscover their form, then it will be a difficult match for the weak Wolverhampton defence to cope. In addition Everton will want to redeem them selves for their poor start to the season and will feel that this is a perfect opportunity to do so. Last season’s game ended in a 1-1 draw; however we expect Everton to easily dominate this time around.

Betting Tip and Match Prediction

Our betting tip will be Everton to win at odds 1.53 with Ladbrokes Sports

The match prediction will be Everton to win 3-0 at odds 10 with Ladbrokes Sports

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