Like their Merseyside neighbours, Everton also face an away trip for their forth-round match this year, coming in the form of League One Stevenage and we have free football betting tips for the clash.
Although The Boro sit bottom of their respective league, they did however cause a shock in the previous round after seeing off Championship side Doncaster Rovers. As with the case of many Premier League sides, Roberto Martinez is likely to rest some of his key players, something which is likely to breathe optimism for a team looking to cause another cup upset.
As previously mentioned, Stevenage are currently rooted to the foot of League One. Nevertheless, they are only five points separating nine teams down there and on their day they have proved tough opponents this year. As fate would have it, Everton actually hosted them in the League Cup back in August, a match that went to extra time. The Toffees eventually emerged victorious thanks to a last gasp goal five minutes before a penalty shootout. Stevenage's plight lies with the problem that they don't get many goals. They are the lowest scorers in their division and all their hard work and endeavour is often lost on this fact. They will not roll over for their visitors, but at the same time, it is unlikely they will beat them as well. Bet365 are tabling odds of 11/4 on the match being a draw at half time and with Everton winning at full time, I would be inclined to back this outcome along with a 2-0 win at 6/1 with William Hill.
Once again, news of the lineups will be of the essence before many of us decide to part with any of our hard earned cash. However, for your consideration in the mean time, Roberto Martinez has not hung around in the transfer market this month and a couple of new signings could potentially be given their first taste of FA Cup football. Whilst Lacina Traore's switch hangs in the balance, Aiden McGeady completed his move last week and Saturday's game may well be an ideal opportunity to ease the player into English football. Although, some managers may think against debuting a player on a winter's afternoon in the cup. Up until now, McGeady has been plying his trade in Russia, so a game down at Stevenage might seem more like a holiday to the Bahamas to him. Priced at 9/1 to open the scoring with Bet365, the Irish international could be a good shout for the first goal. Further left field for those thrill seekers, Boro top scorer Francois Zoko to net in a 1-0 shock is returning odds of 75/1 with Bet365. A result not beyond the realms of possibility given the history between the two teams this season, don't put your house on it though.
Stevenage v Everton Betting Tips and Predictions
Draw HT, Everton FT – Click here to bet at 11/4 with Bet365
Everton to win 2-0 – Click Here to bet at 6/1 with William Hill
Aiden McGeady to Score First – Click here to bet at 9/1 with William Hill
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