Everton prepare for midweek matchups as they are set to host Wolfsburg for the first match in Europa League’s group H. Roberto Martinez stated that “Everton has to be in Europe,” stressing that their ultimate goal would be a Champions League place, even though: “I do feel maybe we were not ready for Champions League football, even though we fought hard to get into the top four“.
Everton are on the 11th place in the Premier League table, Wolfsburg on the 12th in Bundesliga, but the hosts have managed to concede two goals in seven minutes against Arsenal and then went on to play better against Chelsea yet still lose with 3-6. Their squad is boosted by Ross Barkley, tipped to be the most talented prospect for the national team, even though they signed Eto’o, chances are we will only see Lukaku as a sole striker. Their injuries include Oviedo and Kone, but Everton have looked solid at home so expect a hard fought game.
Wolfsburg have also returned to European football after an absence of several years and while Ivan Perisic, Patrick Ochs and Felipe are absent, Dieter Hecking is set to count on De Bruyne and Ivica Olic as well as Luiz Gustavo. The visitors excel in their attacking, but as nothing is perfect, they have defensive problems, the case to study is Wolfsburg’s match against Bayern Munich. They have not been able to keep a clean sheet in over 17 matches which would kind of make your betting on to teams to score a shoe-in bet.
An outright Everton win is at 2.08 with 888sport, while a draw is at 3.40 and a Wolfsburg win at 3.60. Everton to lead at half time is at 2.67, Wolfsburg at 3.90, and Besic to get booked at 2.80. We are betting 7 units on over 3.5 goals per match at 3.15 with 888sport.