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Everton v Fulham: hosts can edge win to retain perfect record

| 27.04.2012

Everton hold a perfect Premier League record against Fulham at Goodison Park, but rather than simply backing the home win at 5/6, taking the 11/4 that David Moyes’ side triumph by a single-goal margin looks a better call.

Fulham have failed to leave Goodison Park with a single point from their ten Premier League visits and were also beaten when they visited in the FA Cup back in January.

On this occasion Everton won 2-1 and this has now been the outcome three times in succession between the two clubs.

Therefore, some punters may be keen to back another repeat of this scoreline, which is available at 15/2.

However, asking four consecutive fixtures to end in the same way may be pushing the boat out and so sticking with the one-goal margin offers a few more options.

Everton may be in buoyant mood after scoring four times at Old Trafford, but Fulham may also be optimistic that goals are for the target as they conceded four times in this fixture too.

Fulham have drawn at Everton in the Premier League era in the FA Cup and in general their away form now is nowhere near as shocking as in previous years, which is shown by the fact they have collected away points at Arsenal and Chelsea this season.

It is 12/5 that they leave Everton with a point and 7/2 that they finally secure a first Premier League success in this fixture.

Two January recruits have been dominating the scoring for both Everton and Fulham in recent weeks and there is no logical reason to look elsewhere in the first goalscorer offerings.

Nikica Jelavic has four goals in his last two Premier League games and is 4/1 to break the deadlock, while Pavel Pogrebnyak is 8/1 to strike first and continue to make a positive impression at Fulham.



Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.