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Bet on Everton vs Birmingham – Don’t bank on goals at Goodison

| 09.03.2011

Wednesday nights clash between Everton and Birmingham City will no doubt be overshadowed by the Tottenham Hotspur vs AC Milan game, and probably for good reason.

It’s hasn’t produced many classics over the years but nevertheless, there is plenty of value to be found in the betting markets and taking on Everton could be the best bet.

Match Odds

Everton seem short at 4/7 to beat Birmingham considering they’ve won just five of their 13 home games this season, and against a side with six wins in their last nine games, David Moyes side won’t have it all their own way.

But Birmingham are a side that have won just twice on the road in the league this season and while they are more temptingly priced at 5/1 considering their recent form, the draw looks the best bet at 11/4.

Eight of the last 20 games between the two sides have ended in a draw and a 1-1 scoreline has appeared in six of those results – 1-1 is the favoured result at 11/2.

Total Goals

While the goals fly in at White Hart Lane, the fans that fill Goodison Park should pack for a long night but can warm themselves with the knowledge that a bet on under 2.5 goals at 4/6 can provide a decent return.

Birminham have fired in the least amount of shots (91) in the Premier League and it’s no surprise to see centre back Roger Johnson amongst Birmingham’s top scorers.

The Toffees have kept just two clean sheets in their last 18 games and both teams to score looks a decent bet at 11/10 alongside the 1-1 scoreline, and Johnson is a huge price at 33/1 to get the first goal and 10/1 to score at any time.

A £25 stake on Everton and Birmingham drawing 1-1 would return £162.50. New customers can sign up here for a free bet worth £25.



Robbie Morris

Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the news.ladbrokes team.