Everton face a trip to Docaster of League 2 in the Carabao Cup 2nd round and after their poor start to the Premier League with three defeats in a row, two of those at home and no goals scored, this match can be a good distraction for Sean Dyche’s men.
After a good display against Fulham on the opening day of the season, the visitors came away with a 1-0 win courtesy of an inspired goal keeping display by Bernd Leno. 19 shots on goal and 9 on target isn’t a bad return, though the defeat would have been hard to take.
Next up was a 4-0 reverse on the road to impressive Aston Villa, who dominated from the opening whistle and Everton were outclassed as they once again drew another blank.
The biggest worry for Everton was the 1-0 defeat at home to Wolves on Saturday, who are one of Everton’s main rivals for relegation An 87th minute goal by Kalajdzic would have really hurt the Toffee men as they once again dominated the goal attempts and shot on target, but just couldn’t find the back of the net.
Danjuma led the line for Everton on Saturday and with no Iwobi or Calvert-Lewin, the options up front are bleak and Everton will struggle against good Premier League defences.
This midweek they take a rest from Premier League action and head to Doncaster, who are also struggling, this time in the bottom of League 2. Having played four League games, they have drawn one, at home to Mansfield, but have been on the end of three defeats.
What is concerning for Docnaster is that they have conceded 11 goals from their 4 League games so they must look to stop the goals going in, otherwise they could have a bigger problem in staying in the Football League.
So, with both teams struggling, this can be a release for Doncaster and Everton, but it’s the Premier League outfit who will be looking to get some goals in the bank as they look to get their Premier League form turned around.
Everton do have young talent in their ranks, and this is the perfect setting, with the Sky Sports cameras on show, for them to get a win and confidence back in their side.
|Doncaster to win||7/1 888Sport|
|Everton to win||2/5 Bet365|
|Everton to win and both teams to score||9/4 Bet365|
Both Doncaster and Everton can put their domestic League results behind them and look at this game to gain some much needed confidence in their ranks. Neither team has managed a League win and at this stage of the season, they need a massive boost.
Premier League Everton have been a little unlucky in their home matches so far, but they just haven’t had the killer instinct in front of goal. Lucky for them League 2 Doncaster will offer them chances and Everton can take these to give their attacking players a boost.
Our punters.pub bet of the day is Everton to beat Doncaster and both teams to score at 9/4 with Bet365.