Tuesday 29 October: 7.45pm KO
Neither of these clubs had a weekend to remember. Everton lost another away game at Brighton under controversial circumstances. Watford are still chasing their first Premier League win after a home draw with Bournemouth. They have had wins in the Carabao Cup and will take on Everton for a place in the quarter finals.
Everton looked to be on their way to an away win at Brighton on Saturday. Then VAR reared its increasingly ugly head (second behind Brexit in everyday conversations) and minutes later, they had lost again. That left them to points above the bottom three and only 12/1 (13.0) at SkyBet on being relegated this season.
Those worries can be put aside for a few days as they host Watford in the last sixteen of the Carabao Cup. They haven’t won this trophy since 1984 and are 12/1 (13.0) to win the cup this season.
So far this season they have beaten Lincoln City (after going behind) and Sheffield Wednesday with both games being played away from home. If only they could play like that on their Premier League travels. Fancy a slightly different betting experience? Pay a visit to the Betbull website.
Everton have already lost to both Sheffield United and Manchester City at home this season. They bounced back to form with a 2-0 home win over West Ham (also struggling at present). The odds on them beating Watford are 3/4 (1.75) at Unibet to win this game and make it to the last eight for only the second time in 11 years.
They spent a fortune during the summer but their new signings haven’t delivered a massive amount so far. Their top goal scorers are Richarlison and Dominic Calvert-Lewin, both who were with them last season. Calvert-Lewin scored twice in the win at Sheffield Wednesday and is 6/4 (2.5) at Betfair to score in this match.
Another weekend and still Watford haven’t won a league game. They are now on five points after a home goalless draw. That has them four points from safety and they are 1/1 (2.0) at Betfred to be relegated this season.
The odds are a bit longer on them winning their first League Cup. You can get 40/1 (41.0) on them lifting the trophy at Wembley next year. To reach the last sixteen, they have beaten Coventry City and Swansea City, their only two wins this season. There are odds of 18/5 (4.6) at BetVictor on them winning at Goodison.
There are some signs of a revival at Vicarage Road. A bit like Elton John putting out a decent single after a few flops. There’s no sign of a ‘Rocket Man’ or ‘Sacrifice’ yet but Watford have drawn their last three games. It’s 13/5 (3.6) at Coral that this game ends level after 90 minutes.
Their problem is scoring goals. Just one goal in their last four matches. Only Roberto Pereyra has scored more than once this season. Ladbrokes will give you odds of 4/1 (5.0) on him getting a goal in this match.
Everton have only won one of their last four games against Watford. That was the 1-0 home win over them earlier this season. Watford have never beaten Everton at Goodison Park and three of the last matches have only seen one goal scored. There are odds of 7/2 (4.5) at Paddy Power on just one goal being scored in this cup tie.
Both sides will make team changes for this match. Everton will continue to be without the injured Yerry Mina.
Everton began the season in good form at home. It’s dipped a little of late but they did beat West Ham in their last home match. Watford continue to struggle and scoring is a major problem. A bet on an Everton win with under 2.5 goals scored has odds of 14/5 (3.8) if your wager is placed with Betway.