Two sides that could be in for relegation battles meet at Goodison Park on Saturday afternoon as Everton host Wolverhampton Wanderers. Is it too early to say this is a relegation six-pointer?
These two are unlikely to produce fireworks, with both of them still searching for their first points of the Premier League season.
Everton will have to cope without Dominic Calvert-Lewin for a few weeks after he sustained a cheek injury in the 4-0 defeat to Aston Villa. Dwight McNeil missed that game with an ankle injury and will likely miss this one while Dele Alli and Seamus Coleman remain out.
Wolves don’t have any injuries to deal with but they will be without Matheus Nunes, who was sent off against Brighton.
Back BTTS No
These are two poor Premier League sides. All of the noise coming out of Everton at the minute is worrying and the club is not in a good state on or off the pitch. Without Calvert-Lewin they have lost their main goal threat and now it looks like Neal Maupay or new signing Youssef Chermiti will be relied upon for goals.
Given they are yet to score this season, got battered at Villa last time out and will be playing in front of a frustrated home crowd, expect this one to be a tough fixture for the home side. Wolves have also had issues in front of goal, even when they create multiple chances. They’ve only scored once this term, meaning BTTS No is our first pick.
Full time result 0-0
The same theory, but with far larger odds. Everton don’t have a decent striker and are lacking key creators, while Wolves were unable to stamp their authority against Brighton. Fabio Silva isn’t a natural goalscorer, and there isn’t too much to get excited about from an attacking perspective.
The 0-0 is definitely the best way to back this at 17/2, given ‘draw and BTTS no’ is 8/1.
Under 1.5 goals at 2/1
This is the insurance pick. We like the look of BTTS No, but covering the 1-0 win for either side with under 1.5 feels gives you a little more security, should one side manage to find the net. Given the lack of attacking quality on show for both teams, this seems unlikely but both sides have also conceded five goals in two games this season. This relegation scrap is unlikely to be a goal-fest.