Everton returned to winning ways last weekend and find themselves climbing slowly up the Premier League table. Ronald Koeman’s men suffered a setback in their top-six ambitions when they were beaten 3-2 by Spurs at White Hart Lane but they successfully bounced back from that disappointment by enjoying a relatively straightforward 3-0 win over West Bromwich Albion last weekend and with the Merseysiders winning all-but-three of their last nine Premier League matches with just one defeat during that time, we see no reason to believe that this excellent run will come to an end when struggling Hull City come to town on Saturday afternoon.
Indeed Everton’s last five home matches have all ended with wins for the home side and this certainly spells trouble for the visiting Tigers. The relegation-threatened side grabbed themselves a hugely valuable win over Swansea City last Saturday afternoon but they nevertheless remain in the bottom three as things stand and we don’t fancy their chances of climbing to relative safety this weekend, especially so given their abysmal record away from the KCOM Stadium.
The Tigers have won just once in their fourteen away games this season with eleven defeats along the way and with only seven goals scored on the road, we don’t expect them to cause too many problems for a Toffees defence which have been pretty solid at Goodison Road this season. A home win looks pretty much like a banker and at odds of 8/5, we’ll be backing the hosts to grab themselves a clean-sheet for good measure.