EVERTON’S 4-0 thrashing of West Ham has given new manager Sam Allardyce food for thought, which could be a problem for Sam, he’s getting more than enough food already.
Wayne Rooney may have stolen the headlines with a hat-trick and a quite exquisite goal from inside his own half but it’s worth bearing in mind he won’t be able to rely on the assists of Joe Hart every week.
Hart’s career seems to be in steep decline (he’s at West Ham for goodness sake), at least he’s got those dandruff commercials to fall back on. The England stopper has been off form for at least two years – anyone remember Euro 2016?).
It’s shocking to recall the amount of stick Pep Guardiola copped from the British press for having the audacity to drop him. Who knows? Maybe, just maybe Pep, with his 22 trophies as a manager, knows a little bit more about football than the tabloid hacks of this country.
Everton were flattered somewhat by their 4-0 scoreline. West Ham were absolutely dreadful – and I speak as a long suffering West Ham fan. Even with their all-round ineptitude the Hammers did have a spell early in the second half where they threatened to overwhelm Everton. If Manuel Lanzini had converted his penalty to bring the score back to 2-1 perhaps things could have ended differently.
My point is that Everton are still far away from being a good team and that one swallow doesn’t make a summer, it merely makes for a very good evening.
I feel there may well be some value in backing Huddersfield to get something from Goodison Park.
On the face of it, betting on a team who lost 5-0 last time against a team who won their last match 4-0 does not reek of logic. But then again the whims and ways of Premier League football make little sense most of the time.
I recommend a sell of Everton’s goal supremacy at 0.7 with our preferred spread betting company Spreadex.
Make sure you only bet what you can afford.